Magazine article Screen International

'Son of Saul' Backer Sam Spiegel Lab Names New Director

Magazine article Screen International

'Son of Saul' Backer Sam Spiegel Lab Names New Director

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Ifat Tubi departs Israeli funding programme as initiative faces uncertain future.

The associate director of Israeli funding body the Sam Spiegel International Lab, Ifat Tubi, is leaving the initiative after six years.

Israel’s former cultural attache in Los Angeles, Lior Sasson, has been named as her replacement and will guide the 7th edition of the Lab at next year’s Jerusalem Film Festival.

During her tenure, Tubi has overseen the lab’s backing of the Oscar-winning Son Of Saul, as well as popular titles One Week And A Day and Apprentice.

She commented: “After six years at the Sam Spiegel Lab, where we created one of the most prestigious platforms for young filmmakers, it’s time for me to move on. …

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