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WestEnd Films gets Dismissed

Dismissed follows a female platoon in the Israeli army

London-based production, financing and international sales company WestEnd Films is acting as sales agent for an Israeli comedy drama.

WeSeries, the TV arm of WestEnd Films, is shopping Dismissed (10×35′), which began airing recently on Israeli pubcaster Kan and has been greenlit for a second season, to international distributors.

The show follows a young, socially awkward officer in the Israeli army who, due to unusual circumstances and despite having been deemed unfit to command by her superiors, is assigned a platoon of unruly young women to lead.

Created by Nir Berger (Dead End) and Atara Frish (Heroine), who also directs, the series is produced by Naomi Levari (One Week & a Day) and Saar Yogev (Chained) for Black Sheep Film Productions and Kan.

“While Dismissed could be described as a dramedy series about female commanders in army basic training, it would probably be better described as a chick flick in the IDF [Israeli Defense Forces],” said Berger and Frish in a joint statement.

“Yes, our heroines have to carry a rifle and crawl in the dirt, but their issues are very much those which any young woman has to face: social hierarchies, sexual identity, friendship, ambition and, of course, the occasional Iranian drone infiltration.”

Maya Amsellem, MD at WestEnd Films, said the show “touches upon most social issues the younger generation is dealing with, and with the help of a fantastic cast, have manged to do so with humour and sensitivity that will resonate with audiences worldwide.”

Dismissed joins a WeSeries slate that also includes fellow Israeli dramas Valley of Tears, available on HBO Max, and Traitor, which is in post-production. Both shows are created by television writers/producers Ron Leshem (Euphoria) and Amit Cohen (False Flag).

WestEnd also recently announced a television development slate with production and financing company Anton. The first project will be a female-driven thriller series from Ron Leshem and Amit Cohen, currently in development.

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