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A ‘Touch Away’ from HBO?

Renowned Israeli drama ‘A Touch Away’ on its way to HBO after six months of negotiations, initiated by actress Noa Tishby. Creator Zedfrir Kohonofsky believes show will remain true to self

Published: 01.29.08, 12:14 / Israel Culture

Another Israeli import on its way to HBO? After months of negotiations between show creator Zafrir Kohonofsky, the concessionaire “Reshet” and the American cable network, it appears that renowned Israeli drama “A Touch Away” (“Merchak Negia”) may very well be on its way to HBO, which is looking to produce an Americanized version of the Israeli drama.

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Israeli actress Noa Tishby (also responsible for initiating negotiations between ‘In Treatment’ creators and HBO) helped spur negotiations between A Touch Away’s creator, HBO, and the Brillstein Grey production company, which have been ongoing for roughly six months now.


According to Kohonofsky, the show’s creator, these aforementioned negotiations are “at very advanced stages. HBO executives really love the show, which has already been screened and enthusiastically received in numerous film festivals. I suppose that the show has universal appeal to various audiences from a wide range of different countries,” he said.


When asked whether the show’s original format will be altered in any way, Kohonofsky stated that “certain changes will naturally be made… but ultimately the American version will be very similar to its original counterpart.”


Regarding Noa Tishby’s role in bringing ‘A Touch Away’ to the US, Kohonofsky said that the actress “was responsible for initiating contact with several American networks, many of whom expressed marked interest in the show.”


“We ultimately went with HBO, because we wanted to stay true to the spirit and essence of the show and not turn it into another commercialized product. It may be tempting in the short run, but ultimately you pay the price for a decision like that,” the show’s creator added.




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