Yes Studios, the Israeli producer and distributor behind titles such as “Fauda,” “Your Honor,” and “Shtisel,” has appointed Sharon Levi as its new Managing Director, replacing the company founder, Danna Stern, who announced her departure last month, following more than 20 years with the company.
Levi joins the Tel Aviv-based company having most recently been Head of Sales at ITV Studios-owned Armoza Formats, which she left in March last year. Her new remit will see her lead Yes’ distribution and co-production arm. As part of her new role, Levi will oversee the distribution of Yes Studios’ series as well as develop co-production opportunities for Yes’ scripted titles with international partners.
Yes Studios’ upcoming slate includes “Fire Dance,” the inaugural series by filmmaker Rama Burshtein-Shay; and “Bloody Murray,” a nine-episode rom-com starring Naomi Levov and Rotem Sela. Recent Yes Studios projects include “As We See It,” the Jason Katims’ helmed adaptation of the studios’ “On The Spectrum,” which debuted last month on Amazon Prime Video.
“I’m excited to take the lead of the highly acclaimed Yes Studios brand and to continue to bring high-end Israeli content to international audiences. I look forward to working on the exciting new series we have launching in 2022 as well as our existing line-up of award-winning and audience pleasing titles. I’d like to thank Danna for the amazing work and contribution to the positioning of Israeli drama at the forefront of the TV industry,” Levi said.
"I wish Sharon and the entire team at Yes Studios, our numerous partners and creators, continued success in bringing Israeli productions to global viewers. I look forward to new and exciting opportunities in international production as audiences have discovered great story-telling can come from everywhere," Stern added.