MIPTV 2013: 'Homeland' Producers Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff to Give Mastermind Keynote

11:53 AM PST 02/26/2013 by Scott Roxborough
From left: Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff

The Emmy winners will discuss how they adapted the Israeli series "Prisoners of War" into the Showtime hit.

COLOGNE, Germany -- Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, executive producers of Emmy-award-winning Showtime series Homeland, will give a Media Mastermind Keynote address at the upcoming MIP TV international television conference in April.

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Homeland, the big winner at last year's Emmys (with six wins, including outstanding drama series), is based on the Israeli format Hatufim - Prisoners of War from Keshet Broadcasting, which Raff created, wrote and directed, and which was first introduced to international buyers at MIP. Prisoners of War was Israel's highest-rated drama series and won nine Israeli Television Academy Awards. 

Gordon, whose credits also include being showrunner and executive producer of Fox's 24 and an executive producer on The X-Files, will together with Raff discuss how they develop such award-winning dramas from conception to air. They will also detail the changes made in adapting Prisoners of War into Homeland for the American audience.

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Joining Gordon and Raff on their MIPTV Keynote April 8 will be Ran Tellem, Keshet's VP of programming, who helped oversee the Homeland adaptation.

The 50th MIP TV will take place April 8-11 in Cannes.

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