Welcome to Deadline’s International Disruptors, a feature where we shine a spotlight on key executives and companies outside of the U.S.
shaking up the offshore marketplace. This week we’re speaking to Arik Kneller, founder of Israeli talent agency The Kneller Agency.
The company, which was the first agency in Israel to focus solely on representation of writers and creative professionals, has an extensive list of clients that are behind series such as Fauda, In Treatment and Shtisel. As Israeli content continues to be a growing force in the drama world, Arik Kneller is one man behind the scenes who is driving the charge.The Tel Aviv native is the founder of The Kneller Agency, an Israeli talent and artist agency that represents more than 250 clients across television, film, theatre, literature, music and advertising.
The company was the first agency in Israel to focus its representation on writers and directors. Today, its roster includes two-time Oscar nominee and co-creator/director of HBO series Our Boys Joseph Cedar, Fauda writer and Our Boys co-creator Noah Stollman and Shtisel writers and co-creators Ori Elon and Yehonatan Indurksy.“I’m so lucky to work with such amazingly talented people,” says Kneller of his clients, which also include Euphoria and Valley Of Tears creator Ron Lesham and Yellow Peppers creator and director Keren Margalit. “There’s a burst of really interesting voices now in Israel.Read more on deadline.com