Speaker Danna Stern

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Danna Stern

Managing Director

Yes Studios

As head of yes Studios Stern oversees sales, distribution and development of premium Israeli content for international platforms.

Among yes Studios' recent successes is the third season of Fauda; the adaptation of the Israeli series Your Honor (Kvodo) in the US for Showtime Networks, starring the Oscar and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston, with additional adaptations in France, Germany, Italy, India and Russia; 68 Whiskey an adaptation of the popular Israeli series Ta'agad; Netflix's much lauded historical documentary series The Devil Next Door; On the Spectrum the most decorated foreign language series of the year currently being adapted by Amazon etc

Yes Studios also develops original content directly for the international marketplace and is currently working in multiple territories on Shared Spaces a communal work-place comedy updated for the post COVID -19 reality.

Stern is an international television veteran, having managed all aspects of programming, content acquisitions, channel creation and branding in her previous role at yesTV. She was directly responsible for the multichannel provider's exclusive in-house channels and managed content and acquisitions strategies for the platform’s channel lineup and SVOD offering.

In addition, she serves as a commissioning editor of documentary and factual programming, supervising the selection and production of internationally acclaimed titles. Stern is a member of the International Television Academy and a frequent moderator and guest in international content forums.

Speaking on: Media Leaders 2020: the path forward

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