Dr. Michal Ben-David is a creative leadership consultant specializing in digital media and content creation. Prior to her current roles, Michal had a successful career in the Israeli TV entertainment industry spanning 25 years, during which she established herself as a content entrepreneur.
Michal holds a PhD in Culture, Media, and Creative Industries from King's College London and an MBA from the Berlin School of Creative Leadership.
Michal is a Visiting Lecturer at Reichman University, within the School of Communication and the School of Entrepreneurship.
Since 2016, Michal has been a script reader and advisor to the KAN Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation.
Michal is particularly interested in the future of storytelling and researches new ways of applying AI in media creation through innovative XR technologies.
Winner of MIPTV 2019 Students Pitch (2019)
In April 2019, Michal’s students won the first prize of the MIPTV International Students Pitch with their original format 7 KEYS. As lecturer and mentor at Regent’s University London, Michal helped the students to prepare to the pitch and accompanied them to Cannes.
An Agile Model of TV Format Development for a Post Covid World, in: Transition Media in a Post Covid World, pp. 61-80 (2022)
In this book chapter Michal explores an agile model of TV format development, using Dori Media Accelerator as a case study. The chapter assesses how key business innovation principles, can be applied to TV format development thus offering a leaner alternative for TV corporate innovation.
Dori Media Accelerator (2021)
Dori Media Creative Accelerator was designed and facilitated by Michal during the 2nd Covid lockdown. Over 150 creative teams from Israel submitted ideas, after which six projects were selected. The Accelerator was conducted during three months of development, ending with an international pitch event.
Lead Tutor at King’s College London Summer Programme (2015-2019)
From 2015-2019, Michal was a lead tutor at King’s College London Summer Programme, for the JESIE Arts, Media and Culture Programme (Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange) and Beijing Normal University’s Leadership Programme. In this role Michal helped the students to bridge the gap between East and West cultures.
KAN, Israeli Public TV’s Creative Incubator Programme (2020)
In 2020, Michal was a mentor in KAN’s creative incubator. She mentored a group of aspiring creators in the documentary and digital media tracks through the development process of their projects and prepared them to their final pitch.
Keynote Speaker at IDEE in Hangzhou China (2019)
In 2019 Michal was invited to give a keynote at the International Digital Education Event in Hangzhou China. Her keynote From Idea to Prototype: Enhancing Creative Confidence through Design Thinking addressed the use of Design Thinking in Higher Education.