"Homeland" Series Creators Howard Gordon And Gideon Raff To Keynote At MIPTV


8 - 11 April 2013 - Cannes, France

Feb 26, 2013, 13:28 ET from Reed MIDEM

PARIS, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MIPTV announces today that Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, executive producers of multi-award-winning drama "Homeland," will give a MIPTV Media Mastermind Keynote on Monday 8 April, presented in partnership with Keshet International.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPTV 2013 will take place in Cannes, 8-11 April.

Now in its second season on Showtime in the US, the Fox 21 production "Homeland" won six Primetime Emmy® awards, including the 2012 Outstanding Drama Series, and four Golden Globe awards, including the 2013 Best Television Drama Series. "Homeland" is based on Keshet Broadcasting's critically-acclaimed Israeli series "Hatufim-Prisoners of War."

Executive Producer of "Homeland," Howard Gordon first gained international attention for his award-winning work as executive producer of Fox's groundbreaking series "The X-Files." From 2001 to 2010, Gordon was the showrunner and executive producer of the worldwide hit series "24."

Before executive producing "Homeland," Gideon Raff created, wrote and directed "Hatufim-Prisoners of War," the highest-rated drama series in Israel and winner of nine Israeli Academy Awards for Television, including Best Directing and Best Drama Series. For his writing on "Homeland," Raff received an Emmy® award, a WGA award, an Edgar Allen Poe award, as well as a Peabody award.

In front of the MIPTV audience, Gordon and Raff will reveal the creative process behind the critically-acclaimed and ratings winning dramas, from conception to screen. They will discuss how these compelling dramas have become hits around the world and what considerations were made in adapting an Israeli story for American TV, creating a hit twice-over. Gordon and Raff will be accompanied by Keshet's VP of Programming, Ran Tellem, who oversaw one of TV's most successful scripted adaptations from day one.

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About MIPTV – Founded in 1963, MIPTV is the annual international market and creative forum for content on every screen. It brings professionals from the global TV and online content industry to Cannes, France, for four days of exhibition, conferences, screenings and networking. It is a key market for buying and selling content and early-stage content development. MIPCube constitutes a special programme exploring tech and creative approaches with the community re-inventing the content experience within MIPTV. The weekend prior to MIPTV, MIPDoc and MIPFormats constitute a two-day showcase for non-fiction and unscripted programming. In 2013, MIPTV celebrates its 50th anniversary. www.miptv.com