February 29, 2012 6:06pm PT by Gregg Kilday
Showtime's David Nevins and Producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa to Be Honored at Israel Film Festival
Showtime’s David Nevins and producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa will be honored with the 2012 IFF Achievement in Television Award for their work on the series Homeland during the opening night of the Israel Film Festival on March 15 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
Homeland, based on a hit Israeli television series, airs on Showtime, where Nevins is president of entertainment. A winner of two Golden Globes, it is executive produced by Gordon and Gansa.
“This year marks an important turning point in the relationship between Hollywood and the Israeli entertainment industry", Meir Fenigstein, IFF founder and executive director, said. "For 25 years, the IFF has made great strides in connecting the two, but for the first time, we are able to honor a remarkable U.S. TV show, Homeland, which is based on the successful Israeli series, Hatufim (Prisoners of War).”
At the opening night event, as previously announced, Jonah Hill will receive the IFF Achievement in Film Award. The guest of honor wlll be Limor Livnat, Israel’s minister of culture and sport. The awards will be followed by the showing of the opening night film, Yossi Madmoni’s Restoration.
The festival, running through March 29, will screen more than 30 features, documentaries, television programs and student shorts at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills and the Laemmle Fallbrook 7 in West Hills. A complete schedule can be found at www.IsraelFilmFestival.com.