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About The Lion House Agency

The Lion House Agency is a boutique speakers agency specializing in Israeli and Palestinian authors, filmmakers and artists for exclusive representation. Israel has a complex social fabric, often thinned down and simplified by the foreign media. Through the sharing of Israel's culture and arts, we aim to increase discourse and understanding of this rich and multifaceted country, and the people living within it. The Lion House Agency excels  in connecting the right speaker with the right venue and program. We represent Israel's top authors, artists, and speakers, and can assist you with securing speakers beyond our official roster. We have years of experience in talent management and event production. We want to help whether you are exploring speakers for an established series, or putting together an event for the first time. Please call or email us, and take the first step to creating the next great event that will leave your community talking for weeks.  



Ofer Ziv founded The Lion House Agency in 2014, after 8 years of working in a boutique literary speakers agency. He began his involvement with Israeli author while at Sarah Lawrence College, when he arranged a book tour for Meir Shalev, and discovered his passion for promoting Israeli culture through literary and academic talks. Ofer received his BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and his Masters in Social Work from the University at Buffalo. He currently lives in Buffalo NY with his wife and two children, where he is also a psychotherapist. 


Photo by Lindsay Dedario

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