Federation Entertainment will also be handling international sales for the series and is presenting the project as part of Series Mania’s virtual co-production forum.
Global content distributor Federation Entertainment has come on board Moroccan filmmaker Laila Marrakchi’s Casa Girls and will be co-producing the series, Variety has reported.
The series, which follows four single women living in Casablanca, is being developed by Lauraine Heftler and Michael Gentile’s The Film.
Marrakchi, who is developing the script for the show in collaboration with Stephanie Duvivier and Dorothee Lachaud, cited Girls as an inspiration for Casa Girls and said she had the idea of doing it after making a documentary on the issue of sex in Morocco that led her to interview many young people.
Federation Entertainment’s founder Pascal Breton described Marrakchi, whose credits include the popular films Rock the Casbah and Marock, as “one of modern Morocco’s strongest advocates for women.”
He said: “Casa Girls is a perfect vehicle for Laila to portray the lighter side of a very serious issue, and Federation is thrilled to support such a talented and essential project.”