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Past Script Editors

Eran Riklis, Israel (2015-17)


Eran Riklis is one of Israel’s most acclaimed film makers and has been working as director, writer and producer for over thirty years. Riklis is a graduate of the National Film & TV School in Beaconsfield, England and also studied at the film department of the Tel Aviv University.

His most recent film, Dancing Arabs (2014), based on a novel by Sayed Kashua, was released worldwide to critical acclaim after premiering at the Locarno and Telluride Film festivals. Zaytoun (2012) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the Runner’s Up People’s Choice Award. For Playoff (2011), lead actor Danny Huston received the Best Actor Award at the Montreal International Film Festival. In 2010 The Human Resources Manager, based on the acclaimed novel by AB Yehosua, won five Israeli Academy Awards and the Audience Award in Locarno. Riklis enjoyed wide international critical and box office success with Lemon Tree (2008), winner of the Audience Award at the Berlin and San Sebastian film festivals and with The Syrian Bride (2004), winner of 18 international awards including the Audience Award in Locarno. His nostalgic rock & roll film Vulcan Junction (1999), won the Best Film award at the Haifa Int. Film Festival, Zohar (1993) was the biggest box office success for an Israeli film in the 90’s and Cup Final (1991), his international breakthrough, was presented at numerous festivals including Venice and Berlin.


Riklis directed numerous of hours of television drama series, various documentaries and shorts.


Riklis is a recipient of the Jerusalem Film Festival Achievement Award, 2011 and the Ministry of Culture Film Award, 1993. He was a visiting professor at Penn University in Philadelphia (2014) and gave an extensive lecture tour at US universities and Artist in Residence at Emory University in Atlanta (2015).

Koby Gal-Raday, Israel (2013-14)


Koby Gal-Raday serves as head of Drama, Documentary and Cinema Department – Reshet, Channel 2 – the major commercial broadcast channel in Israel.


Prior to joining Reshet, Gal-Raday served in several executive positions such as head of the Screenwriting Department, Sam Spiegel Film & Television School, Jerusalem; director of Greenhouse – a Mediterranean Development Project for feature-length documentaries, funded by the EU; founding co-manager of July-August Productions, where his producer and script editor credits include numerous award winning and internationally acclaimed cinema and television titles, such as The Band’s Visit and The Champagne Spy.


Gal-Raday graduated with outstanding distinction from The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School, Jerusalem and won over 20 personal prizes and awards over the last ten years.


Gal-Raday is a member of the European and Israeli Film and Television academies.

Gino Ventriglia, Italy (2012-13)


Born in Naples in 1954, Gino Ventriglia got a Fulbright Fellowship and achieved a double Master of Fine Arts in Directing and Screenwriting at USC - University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

He works as a script consultant for cinema and television production companies (Rai Cinema, Lumiere, Studio Canal Urania, Tao2, Cattleya, Sintra, Eagle Pictures, Grundy, Filmmaster, IDF, Istituto Luce, Italian International Films, Bavaria).


He has co-written three movies. He has also written and developed a number of TV movies, TV series and long series. He teaches drama theory at the Corso RaiScript, Scuola Holden, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. He edited three books about screenwriting and since 1994 he is member of the editorial staff of the quarterly magazine, Script.


He currently works as a tutor with the Torino Film Lab Writers’ Room (Transmedia Projects) and with the Biennale College Cinema, Cinema Festival of Venice.

Hagai Levi, Israel (2012) 


Hagai Levi was born in Israel in 1963. He is a producer, director and screenwriter.

He created, co-produced and co-directed the Israeli TV series In Treatment (Be’Tipul, 2005) which was widely praised in the Israeli media as “the best Israeli drama series ever”, and won all major awards at the Israeli Academy Award.


The series was adapted in many countries –including an American version for HBO – In Treatment (2007), which won several Emmy and Golden Globe awards; Levi is an executive producer of the series and director of some episodes.

Levi wrote, directed and co-produced the feature film August Snow (1993). Later on, he created, co-produced and co-directed the drama series Short Stories About Love (1997) which won twice the best drama award at the Israeli Academy Awards.

He co-created and co-produced the daily drama series Love Around the Corner (2002). He co-created and directed the mini-series 101 (2000) and the single drama Premiere (2002).


Levi served as head of the drama department at Keshet, Israel’s largest commercial channel (2004-2007), was a film critic of various newspapers (1990-2002).


During 2013-2014, Levy created two hit television series. The first, The Cursed, a mocumentary style mini-series following some of Israel's most proliphic thinkers, aired on Israel's prime cable channel, and The Affair, which premiered in late 2014 on the the prime US cable channel, Showtime.


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