Dr Michal Ben-David
Visiting Lecturer

Email: bendavidm@regents.ac.uk
Subject(s): Business & Management,Liberal Arts & Humanities


PhD, King’s College London, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (2018)

MBA, Berlin School of Creative Leadership (2012)  

BA, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Arts and Humanities (1988)

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2014 – Pres. Visiting Lecturer, Regents University London
  • 2016 – Pres. Lead Tutor, King’s College London, Summer Programme
  • 2013 – Pres. Creativity Consultant, and Trainer for the industry
  • 2016 – Pres. Script Reader for KAN, The Israeli Public TV Broadcaster.
  • 2006 – 2011 Co-founder, Reality Media (TV company based in TLV; Produced more than ten entertainment series for local TV broadcasters and International clients)
  • 2002 – 2005 Self-Employed Creative Director and developer of TV formats
  • 2001 – Director of Programme, Development, Meimad, Reif, Israel
  • 1988 – 2000 TV Producer, Tel-Ad, Channel 2, Israel

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Lego Serious Play Association, Certified Trainer
  • Google Campus London, Member
  • Interaction Design Foundation Community Member
  • Entertainment Master Class, Faculty Member

Teaching & Course Development

Current modules:

  • MPP610 Developing TV Formats for International Markets (HASS)
  • EVM6A7 Design in International Events Management (BaM)

Past modules:

  • Module Leader: Evolving TV Formats (HASS)
  • Module Leader: Innovation, Creativity and the Entrepreneur (RACL)
  • Module Leader: Present and Future Skills (HASS)
  • Module Leader: Understanding Personality and Organization Psychology (BaM)
  • Module Leader: Personality and Business Psychology (BaM)
  • Module Leader: Managing the Creative Group (HASS)
  • Module Leader: Women in Management (RACL)
  • Tutor: Entrepreneurship in the Global Environment (BaM)
  • Tutor: Managing New Ventures (BaM)
  • Tutor: Introduction to Global Management (BaM)

Research Interests

My PhD topic: "The Next Big Thing": Configuring Creativity and the Format TV Industry. I focused on the tension between creativity and business in this global business environment.

Other Outputs

Facilitated a Creative Techniques Workshop for WhatsUp? A Creative Industries event in Vilnius, Lithuania (2017)

Facilitated a workshop for Armoza Formats, global distributer of TV formats, TLV (2016)

Facilitated Creativity Management workshops for the Berlin Drama Lab, an industry professional development event for European TV producers and scriptwriters, Berlin (2014-2016)

Facilitated a series of workshops entitled: "Thinking Differently" for global TV executives, in collaboration with NRK Oslo, Drama Lab Berlin, and Keshet TLV. The project was part of the Collaborative Innovation Scheme, King's College London, the Cultural Institute (2014)

Guest speaker in the Entertainment Master Class, Management Module at NRK Norway. Session topic: "Consolidation vs. Creativity?" (2013)