Dreamworks to film Jerusalem documentary


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Dreamworks Studios will produce a documentary series at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

The six-hour series, which will be made in cooperation with the Tel Aviv-based TTV Productions, is designed to showcase the social, political and cultural nuances that have long defined Jerusalem through the eyes of the hospital.

The documentary, which will profile doctors and nurses in the hospital, and follow six American doctors working at the hospital, is scheduled to be released in 2011.

Phil Rosenthal, the creator/executive producer of the hit television series "Everybody Loves Raymond," will write the script, the hospital said. The documentary also will be written and produced by screenwriter Jeremy Garelick, who recently wrote the hit comedy "The Hangover," and veteran Israeli producer Zafrir Kochanovsky.  

"Jerusalem is a place that demands to be explored through the medium of documentary filmmaking, and we believe that medicine is a perfect conduit to do so," Rosenthal said. "Shaare Zedek Medical Center has played a pivotal role in this city’s modern development, and it offers filmmakers a unique vantage to tell Jerusalem’s story."

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