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Itay Segal

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Itai Segal (born November 25, 1980) is an Israeli journalist, screenwriter and playwright. He wrote the films "Yossi" and "Sublet" and created and wrote the television series " A Good Family". Since 2005, he has been writing and editing for Yedioth Ahronoth. Served as the newspaper's daily television critic and deputy editor for “7 Nights” (the newspaper’s weekend culture section). Currently, he is journalist for the “7 days” and “7 nights” weekend magazine sections in which he conducts in depth interviews with culture personalities.


He began his career in the media during his military service with the military newspaper “Bamahane”. There he edited and wrote for the weekly newspaper. Since his release from army service until today, he has been writing and editing for the Yedioth Ahronoth group. In 2005 he was appointed deputy editor of 7 Nights, and between 2010 and 2013 he served as Yedioth Ahronoth's daily television critic. Since 2005 he has been a regular contributor to the newspaper's weekend magazines 7 Days and 7 Nights. Among his memorable and talked-about interviews are the “coming out” interviews of Orna Banai, Ran Danker, Amir Fay Gutman and Roi Bar-Natan, exposing the illness of Nehama Rivlin, the wife of former President Ruby Rivlin, and the story of the drug addiction story and the withdrawal of actor Maor Schweitzer. During 2019, he published a weekly column in a newspaper recounting his and his partner's surrogacy journey to give birth to a girl.


In 2010 he wrote "Yossi", the sequel to "Yossi and Jagger", which was chosen to open the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and in 2014 he wrote and co-produced (alongside Eytan Fox) the drama series " A Good Family". In 2021, the film "Sublet", which he co-wrote with Fox, was released. The film was selected to participate in the Tribeca Festival a year earlier, but due to the Corona epidemic it premiered online. At the end of 2021, an original play written by Segal will premiere at the “Habima” National Theater. The play showcases the story of a fictional family following the real events of a shooting in a youth gay bar in Israel.


Married since 2017 to Itai Amidor. The two have a girl via a surrogacy proceeding.


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