Gideon Raff

Gideon "Gidi" Raff (גדעון „גידי” רף; born September 10, 1972) is an Israeli film and television director, screenwriter, and writer.wikipedia
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Prisoners of War (TV series)

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He is best known for his creation of the Channel 2 thriller drama series Prisoners of War and Netflix miniseries The Spy.
The series was created by Israeli director, screenwriter and producer Gideon Raff.

The Spy (TV series)

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He is best known for his creation of the Channel 2 thriller drama series Prisoners of War and Netflix miniseries The Spy.
The Spy is a French espionage web television miniseries, written and directed by Israeli director Gideon Raff and Max Perry, based on the life of Israel's top Mossad spy Eli Cohen, who is portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen.

The Killing Floor

Raff made his feature-length directorial debut in 2007 with The Killing Floor, a psychological thriller (which he also co-wrote and co-produced; the film's executive producers were Doug Liman and Avi Arad).
It was directed by Gideon Raff, and stars Marc Blucas, Shiri Appleby, and Reiko Aylesworth.

Homeland (TV series)

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This resulted in the acclaimed series Homeland, developed by former 24 producers and writers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa in cooperation with Raff, and broadcast on cable channel Showtime in the autumn of 2011.
Homeland is an American spy thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Prisoners of War (Original title חטופים, literally "Abductees"), which was created by Gideon Raff.

Train (film)

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His second feature was released in 2008—a horror film, Train, starring Thora Birch.
Train is a 2008 horror film directed and written by Gideon Raff and starring Thora Birch and Gideon Emery.

Tyrant (TV series)

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In December 2012 it was reported that Raff had sold the pilot for a new TV drama series, Tyrant, to cable TV channel FX after FX won a bidding war against Showtime and HBO (FX had previously passed on Homeland).
Tyrant is an American political drama television series created by director and writer Gideon Raff and developed by Howard Gordon and Craig Wright.

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This resulted in the acclaimed series Homeland, developed by former 24 producers and writers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa in cooperation with Raff, and broadcast on cable channel Showtime in the autumn of 2011. At the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012, Raff (together with co-writers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa) won the award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, for the pilot episode of Homeland.
He is well known for his work on the Fox action series 24 alongside the Showtime thriller Homeland, which he co-developed with Alex Gansa and Gideon Raff, and for the FX political drama Tyrant, which he co-developed with Craig Wright.

Tel Aviv University

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After serving three years as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces, he completed a degree in film at Tel Aviv University.

The Red Sea Diving Resort

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His Netflix film The Red Sea Diving Resort was released on July 31, 2019.
The Red Sea Diving Resort (also known as Operation Brothers) is a 2019 spy thriller film written and directed by Gideon Raff.

Pilot (Homeland)

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In addition to translating the original scripts from Hebrew into English, Raff acted as an executive producer on the US show and co-wrote the pilot episode.
The episode was co-written by executive producers Alex Gansa, Gideon Raff, and Howard Gordon, while executive producer Michael Cuesta directed.

Dig (TV series)

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In November 2013 Raff and Heroes creator Tim Kring finalised a six-episode deal with USA Network for Dig, an archaeological thriller about an American FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem.
Created by Gideon Raff and Tim Kring, it stars Jason Isaacs as FBI Agent Peter Connelly and Anne Heche as Lynn Monahan, Peter’s boss and occasional lover.

Ang Lee

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Film director Ang Lee had agreed to direct the pilot (in his first foray into television) but withdrew from the project in May 2013 for personal reasons and was replaced by David Yates.
In March 2013, it was announced that Lee would direct a television pilot for the drama series Tyrant, created by Gideon Raff and developed by Howard Gordon and Craig Wright.

64th Primetime Emmy Awards

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At the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012, Raff (together with co-writers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa) won the award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, for the pilot episode of Homeland.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series

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The series won a total of six awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

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At the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012, Raff (together with co-writers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa) won the award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, for the pilot episode of Homeland.

List of Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Episode in a TV Series winners

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Raff, Gordon and Gansa also won the 2012 Edgar Award from Mystery Writers of America for Best Episode in a TV Series.

Israelis

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Gideon "Gidi" Raff (גדעון „גידי” רף; born September 10, 1972) is an Israeli film and television director, screenwriter, and writer.

Channel 2 (Israeli TV channel)

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He is best known for his creation of the Channel 2 thriller drama series Prisoners of War and Netflix miniseries The Spy.

Netflix

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He is best known for his creation of the Channel 2 thriller drama series Prisoners of War and Netflix miniseries The Spy. His Netflix film The Red Sea Diving Resort was released on July 31, 2019.

Jerusalem

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In November 2013 Raff and Heroes creator Tim Kring finalised a six-episode deal with USA Network for Dig, an archaeological thriller about an American FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem. Raff was born in Jerusalem, to a Jewish family.

Bank Leumi

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His father is Eitan Raff, who served as Accountant General in the Israeli Ministry of Finance, was Chairman of the Board of Bank Leumi and, was under criminal investigation for having aided US customers in tax evasion.

Washington, D.C.

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From the ages of two to six he lived in Washington, D.C., where his father was Economic Adviser to the Israeli Embassy.

Israel Defense Forces

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After serving three years as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces, he completed a degree in film at Tel Aviv University.

Dot-com bubble

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For a year or so, during the dot-com bubble, he was responsible for content at a startup company, and wrote a weekly column in Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv about his experiences.

Startup company

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For a year or so, during the dot-com bubble, he was responsible for content at a startup company, and wrote a weekly column in Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv about his experiences.