Ran Telem, senior VP of content at Israel’s Keshet Media Group, is set to depart the production, distribution and broadcasting company at the end of the calendar year, realscreen has confirmed.
While at the company, Telem provided oversight on content creation and development, with a primary focus on original comedy and drama series with international appeal. The exec also worked with Israeli prodcos in an effort to continually expand Keshet’s reach.
Though focused primarily on comedy and drama, Telem has worked alongside Kevin Mundye, head of UK formats and global consultant, to create entertainment and factual formats and original properties for UK television. Telem’s production credits include Israeli versions of the game show format Boom! and musical talent competition series Rising Star, as well as being part of the team introducing Big Brother, MasterChef and The Money Drop to Israeli audiences.
“This creative and collective journey has taken us across the country and across the world,” said Keshet Media Group CEO Avi Nir in a statement. “For everything it has brought us, I want to thank Ran both personally and on behalf of Keshet’s Board of Directors, our employees and our viewers.”
“Although we’ve achieved so much, I still have many more dreams and feel it’s time to go and achieve them,” Telem added, while declining to give more information on his next venture.
Telem’s next venture is unannounced at this time. The story was first reported by C21 Media.