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"Unorthodox": A discussion with writer Daniel Hendler

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4 Iyar 5780

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

“Unorthodox” on Netflix tells the story of Esty, a member of the Satmar Hasidic sect who flees her life in Brooklyn to start over in Berlin. The compelling four-part series, with dialogue mostly in Yiddish, is based on a memoir by Deborah Feldman. Watch the trailer:

We are delighted that we will be able to host a discussion about the show with writer Daniel Hendler, who grew up at TBH and is now living in Berlin. Daniel will join us via zoom for a lunchtime discussion on Tuesday, April 28 at 12 noon.

Daniel Hendler is an American writer based in Vienna & Berlin and grew up in Olympia. Recently he served as a writer/story editor on UNORTHODOX for Netflix, and as an episode writer for MAPA, a German-language “sadcom” on Joyn.

Daniel graduated from the 2017-18 season of Serial Eyes, the European showrunner training program.Since then, Daniel has developed films & series in the US, UK, Germany, France and Austria. Before moving to Europe, he ran feature film development at Benaroya Pictures in Los Angeles, producing THE ROMANTICS and the Academy Award-nominee MARGIN CALL. He also developed CATCH .44 and LAWLESS.

Current projects in development include a new series co-written with “Unorthodox” showrunner Anna Winger; an episodic drama for Endorphine Productions; and a historical feature for Kopernikus Films.
Daniel works in English, Spanish and German, and enjoys working in different markets across the world. When not writing his own bio, he rarely refers to himself in the third person. 

If you have not seen it already, you are invited to  watch “Unorthodox” on your own on Netflix. (An account is required, though you can sign up for a free trial at The series is about four hours total.) Then, join in the discussion! Bring your questions!

Zoom information--Registration is required! 

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