Red Arrow Studios International has struck a development deal for premium drama with Israeli False Flag writer Amit Cohen and Ron Leshem.
Under the deal, Red Arrow and the writing and producing partners will team up for high-end drama projects.
The deal will also extend to Leshem and Cohen’s new global-facing scripted label, which will develop projects from the pair, as well as other writers.
Israeli screenwriter and content developer Daniel Amsel will be head of development for the label, which is yet to be named.
Most recently, Cohen and Leshem co-created Ta Gordin (The Gordin Cell), which was remade in the US on NBC as Allegiance.
Cohen also created and wrote Israel’s Kfulim (False Flag), which has sold into 127 territories.
Meanwhile, Leshem’s teen drama Euphoria, which he co-wrote with Daniel Amsel, has recently been picked up for a US remake by HBO, starring American actress and singer Zendaya. Leshem is an executive producer alongside Canadian rapper Drake.
Leshem also wrote the novel Beaufort, which has been translated into more than 20 language. He also co-wrote the novel’s Oscar-nominated film adaptation.
Carlo Dusi, EVP of commercial strategy for scripted at Red Arrow Studios International, said: “Amit and Ron are an incredibly talented duo with an outstanding track-record, and we are thrilled to join forces with them in the development of multiple projects for the international market-place. A partnership of this calibre truly underscores our ambition in the international scripted space, as we continue to solidify our position as a top-tier scripted studio with global reach.”
Cohen and Leshem added: “We share Red Arrow’s passion to create impactful, bold and compelling drama. In this era of globalization, storytelling can help build bridges, so we are thrilled and privileged to collaborate with this outstanding world-leading group, that distributes content in over 200 territories. We are looking forward to this partnership.”