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Israel fest fetes three in L.A.

'Homeland's' Nevins, Gordon and Gansa to be honored

The Israel Film Festival will honor David Nevins, Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa for the Showtime skein “Homeland” at its opening-night gala at the Paramount lot on March 15.

The three will be recognized alongside previously announced honoree Jonah Hill.

“Homeland” is based on the Israeli program “Hatufim” (“Prisoners of War”). Gordon and Gansa exec produce the adaptation, while Nevins greenlit the project as Showtime’s prexy of entertainment. Showrunner Gansa’s credits include “24” and “Dawson’s Creek.” Gordon also serves as showrunner and exec producer of NBC’s “Awake.”

Hill will receive the IFF Achievement in Television Award. Thesp received an Oscar nom for his turn in “Moneyball” and stars in Sony’s “21 Jump Street.”

Limor Livnat, Israel’s culture minister, will be the opening night’s guest of honor, marking her first appearance at the IFF.

Produced by the IsraFest Foundation with support from the Consulate General of Israel in L.A., the fest will screen 30 films March 15-29.

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