Hagai Levi - Biography

Born in Israel in 1963, Levi created and directed the highly acclaimed Israeli TV series Be'Tipul, (2005-2008), later adapted to the HBO's series "In Treatment" (2007-2010), which won several Emmy and Golden Globe awards; Levi was also an executive producer of In Treatment and directed several episodes. Be'Tipul has been adapted and produced in another 16 countries, including Italy, Russia, The Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and more. In 2014 Levi co-created and co-produced the series "The Affair", staring Dominic West, which premiered in Showtime network on October 2014. In 2013 Levi created and directed a 5-hour mini-series, "The Accursed"', for HOT (Israeli cable company). Levi wrote, directed and co-produced the feature film "August Snow" (93'). He created and co-produced the anthology drama series "Short Stories about Love" (1997; won twice the Israeli Academy Awards' best drama); directed and co-created the medical drama series "101 (2000)''; co created and executive produced the daily drama "Love Around the Corner" (2002, 270 episodes), and directed and co-wrote the TV drama "Premiere" (2002); among others. Levi also produced several documentaries, among them "It Kinda Scares Me" (2001, won the Melbourne, Turin and Haifa international Film Festivals), and served as a story/script editor for many drams series in Israel. Levi was a film critic for 10 years, as well as lecturer in the leading film schools in Israel, and was the head of drama department in the leading Israeli TC channel.