Zero Motivation slated for TV series

An Israeli film about women serving in the Israeli army will be adapted into a U.S. television series.

Scene from Israeli film “Zero Motivation,” to become a U.S. television series. photo/zeitgeist films

“Zero Motivation” will be remade into a comedy-drama by BBC America in conjunction with American actress and comedian Amy Poehler’s production company, Paper Kite Productions, Variety magazine reported.

The successful 2014 film, which was Israeli writer-director Talya Lavie’s

debut feature, won two awards at the Tribeca Film Festival and was nomi-

nated for 12 Ophir Awards, Israel’s equivalent of the Oscars, winning six of them. It debuted in the Bay Area at the 2014 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

The TV rights were bought by Poehler, a former star of “Saturday Night Live,” and Natasha Lyonne, who stars in the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” and is the daughter of Holocaust survivors. — jta