'The Affair' Creators Attending Israel's InTV Conference
Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi will speak on developing the Golden Globe-winning series for Showtime.
The creators of Showtime's Golden Globe-winning series The Affair, Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi, will attend Israel's InTV conference next month to speak on the challenges of developing high-end drama series for the U.S. market.
The pair co-created the infidelity drama, starring Dominic West and Ruth Wilson, which has been hailed by critics as one of the best new series of last year.
Treem's writing and production credits also include Netflix's House of Cards and HBO's In Treatment. Levi co-created Be Tipul, the Israeli series on which In Treatment was based and the show that arguably kicked off the current boom in Israeli television adaptations worldwide, which includes such series as Showtime's Homeland and NBC's Allegiance.
Treem and Levi will be joined by WME's head of television Rick Rosen to discuss developing The Affair for Showtime and how the international TV landscape has changed since Be Tipul first aired on Israeli TV a decade ago.
Other VIP speakers at this year's InTV conference include HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, Sony Pictures Television president of international production Andrea Wong and documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me).
The third annual InTV conference runs March 15-16 in Jerusalem.