UNITED STUDIOS ISRAELHerzelia Studios (United Studios of Israel) is the largest, most advanced content production house, and facilities company in Israel, and one of the key content providers in the local TV market. With eight state of the art television studios,advanced post-production facilities, OB vans, and a tremendous pool of talents and professionals devoted to the development and production of content in various media platforms, United Studios have collaborated with international partners across the world, namely Sony Pictures Television, Paramount, and The Disney Channel, the development and production of new formats for the international market.
United studios initiate, develop, and produce some of Israel’s most popular and highly rated programs, boasting over 1,000 hours of TV shows, produced within the last year, a library of over 10,000 hours of content, 150 full time experienced employees and 175 freelancers.
Our studios serve as a convenient and complete “one-stop” production and broadcasting center. A creative powerhouse, specifically in the fiction space, USI’s content development and production arm works with the finest talent in Israeli television and develops and produces high- quality, award-winning programming across a wide range of genres, including drama and comedy, game shows, factualentertainment and current affairs, for national and international broadcasters.
United Studios has vast experience in a variety of genres; from Scripted, to Game Shows, Entertainment, Edutainment, Late Night, Factual and Kids programming, we produce for all broadcasting and digital platforms.United Studios’ most recent projects include:multi-episode series The Combat Medics (40 episodes x 35mins, YES), Autonomies ( 6 episodes 40 mins) , Juda (8 episodes x 40mins, HOT), The Exchange Principle (10 episodes, HOT), Atlantica (10 episodes x 40 minutes, HOT), Zagouri Empire (51 episoes x 35 mins, HOT), comedy series La Famiglia (3 seasons, Channel 10), Chateau Ein Karem (15 episodes x 25 minutes, Channel 10), children series The Lodge (The Disney Channel), Big Deal (Yes Kidz).
United Studios’ successful game shows Raid the Cage, Deal With It, and Who’s’ Asking have been produced in more than 20 territories.
Our International Department focuses on expanding the studios’ activities in the global market with acquisition of international formats, promotion of international co- productions, distribution, provision of services to international companies, promotion of initiatives, development and investments abroad.United Studios offer 9 state-of-the-art digital studios, suitable for various programming, as well as broadcast and post- production facilities comprised of 30 advanced digital editing suites, sound and animation studios, OB Vans and a highly- skilled, experienced staff.
Our Archives Department boasts a collection of rare footage, providing a unique glimpse into monumental and exciting historic events of the first decades of the State of Israel, in politics, news, culture, sports, music, cinema, and more.Owned by Taya Communications, a public company traded on the Israeli stock exchange, and by Spilman family, United Studios is an established company that has set the pace for video production and TV content for the last 70 years.
HISTORYHerzelia Studios (United Studios Ltd.) is the biggest production house in Israel and one of the key content providers on the local TV market.
1949 – The founding of the United Studios – an important landmark in the development of the Israeli television and film industry.The Israeli television industry currently comprises dozens of broadcast entities and thousands of workers. However, in the 50’s and 60’s, the industry began and ended with one woman only, Margot Klausner. Mrs. Klausner founded the United Studios in 1949, hoping that one day the new state of Israel would become a communications enterprise.Financial considerations played no part in this enthusiastic, pioneering initiative. No one tried to figure out how profitable this enterprise would be in a small country, with no infrastructure or equipment and with such an inexperienced staff compared with the experience and finances of similar international companies.Despite the countless difficulties and obstacles, Mrs. Margot Klausner managed to turn her vision into a reality, and for 20 years, until her passing in 1975, she served as the chairman and acting president of the new studios.
During that period the studios produced over 1,000 documentary films, 850 daily advertising broadcasts, 390 daily news reels, 1,100 video productions for Israel television, 850 color satellite broadcasts to foreign countries, and no less than 100 different feature films.
Most of the Israeli film industry’s important movies were made at Margot Klausner’s United Studios, including “The Big Dig,” “Kuni Lemel,” “Hole in the Moon,” “Officer Azulai,” “I Love Rosa,” “Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer,” “Peeping Toms,” “The Band” and many more.