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It all starts with the story
SIPUR is a global entertainment studio focused on bringing high-end, premium scripted, unscripted, and documentary projects to the international market.
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Based in Israel, SIPUR aims to elevate local content to the global arena through strategic international partnerships, including a first-look deal with Amazon’s MGM Studios.
We create, develop, produce, and finance cutting edge projects that all share one commonality – a great story.
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Emilio Schenker
CEO

Emilio is a celebrated writer, producer, director, and accomplished media executive. Before taking the helm at SIPUR, he held the position of Senior Vice President of Content at Zappa, Israel's premier live music company, and served as the Head of Content at GLZ, Israel’s top radio station.

Emilio Schenker
CEO
Michael Peter Schmidt
President

A longtime senior executive in international television, Michael boasts extensive experience in launching and orchestrating many hit series and formats. In addition to his position at SIPUR, Michael serves as Board Member of FRAPA and Chairman of VaultAI.

Michael Peter Schmidt
President
Alon Michal
CFO

Alon oversees finance at SIPUR and the broader Tadmor Group, bringing expertise in financial strategy, fundraising, and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he served as CFO for notable organizations such as Toyga and Pharmos, and held Partner roles at investment firms including Catalyst Fund.

Alon Michal
CFO
Daphna Bar
EVP of BA

Daphna spearheads all of SIPUR's business and legal operations and strategy. Before joining SIPUR, she serves as Head of Business Affairs at Israeli production company Ananeney, where she played a key role in guiding the company through its acquisition by Paramount.

Daphna Bar
EVP of BA
Ariel Weisbrod
Head of Scripted & Documentaries

Ariel has helmed SIPUR’s scripted and documentary departments since the company’s inception, leading creative on projects such as THE DEVIL’S CONFESSION, BAD BOY, and more.

Ariel Weisbrod
Head of Scripted & Documentaries
Zipi Rozenblum
Head of Unscripted

Zipi Rozenblum is a highly accomplished executive producer, creator, and showrunner, with a proven record of launching hit original formats. She has sold over 20 programs and adaptations in more than 12 territories, and holds extensive experience and expertise across a wide variety of television genres. 

Zipi Rozenblum
Head of Unscripted
Orly Arbell
Head Producer

Before SIPUR, Orly served as Head Producer and Executive VP of Acquisitions at Fremantle-owned Abot HaMeiri Productions. She played a pivotal role in major projects such as the unscripted hits SURVIVOR and BEAUTY & THE GEEK, as well as international scripted successes such as SHTISEL.

Orly Arbell
Head Producer
Zohar Slav
Financial Controller

An accomplished accountant and financial controller, Zohar brings a wealth of expertise to the team. Her prior experience includes a senior position at globally reknowned firm KPMG.

Zohar Slav
Financial Controller
Ron MP Auerbach
Project Manager

Ron leads and oversees the coordination of SIPUR's diverse projects and content divisions. His expertise spans over to development and production, where he heads SIPUR's animation and genre slate.

Ron MP Auerbach
Project Manager
Kira Weiss
Project Manager

Kira works across SIPUR's different content departments, overseeing and participating in the development and execution of numerous projects.

Kira Weiss
Project Manager
Amit Gazit
Administrative Manager

Amit heads all of SIPUR’s managerial and administrative requirements, ensuring the seamless operation of day-to-day tasks and processes.

Amit Gazit
Administrative Manager
Gideon Tadmor
Chairman & Founder

Gideon stands as one of Israel's most distinguished business leaders, recognized for being one of the founders of the country’s vast oil and natural gas industry. Beyond his achievements in the entertainment and energy sectors, Gideon also maintains a diverse portfolio of ventures in real estate, bio tech, and more.

Gideon Tadmor
Chairman & Founder
Stella Handler
Partner & Board Member

Stella is a prominent Israeli media executive with a distinguished career that includes positions as the CEO of Bezeq and Chairwoman of the Board of HOT, the nation's largest telecommunications companies.

Stella Handler
Partner & Board Member
Nancy Tellem
Advisory Board Member

Nancy is a prominent figure in the global entertainment industry, currently holding the position of Chairwoman at the Israeli media startup Eko and a seat on the Board of Nielsen. Prior to her current roles, she held influential positions, including Executive Director of MGM Studios, President of CBS, and President of Entertainment and Digital Media at Microsoft.

Nancy Tellem
Advisory Board Member
Jay Cohen
Advisory Board Member

Jay is a seasoned agent and partner at the Gersh Agency, where he represents top-tier talents and has successfully packaged numerous films and television series over the course of his extensive career.

Jay Cohen
Advisory Board Member