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Characters and Character Relationships

Ligiah Villalobos, writer/producer of the independent feature La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon, Mexico/USA, 2007) – which was shot for $1.9 million and went on to make over $23 million worldwide – also worked as screenwriter on a Latino adaptation of an Israeli film. Speaking about Homeland (Showtime, 2011) and In Treatment (HBO, 2008–2010), which were adapted in the US from Israeli television shows, Villalobos says:

What I like about the Israeli films and TV shows I’ve watched, is that they tend to focus on character and story. So many American shows nowadays focus on procedural or a high concept. At the core, I am still a character-driven and story-driven writer. So I enjoy getting in deep into the ...

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