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Tellus
YLE Commissions Script For Tellus Season 2

The first YLE TV drama picked up for international distribution by ZDF Enterprises had its premiere last Sunday on YLE1, reaping 531,000 viewers and a 27% share. Now the Finnish pubcaster has asked writer/director JP Siili to start working on Season 2. more…

Dancing For You
Nordic Doc Series For Kids Platformed At IDFA

To boost the under-developed genre of high-end documentary films for kids, the established doc production houses Final Cut for Real (Denmark), Sant & Usant (Norway) and Story (Sweden) have teamed up on a series of six films about kids and sports. more…

Nima Sarvestani
Sarvestani - No Burqas Behind Bars Impacts On Afghan Women’s Plight

Iranian-born Swedish documentary filmmaker Nima Sarvestani (pictured) is making the headlines with his film about a women’s prison in Afghanistan, No Burqas Behind Bars which has a good chance to grab an International Emmy next Monday in New York. At the same time his latest film Those Who Said No will be competing for Best Feature Length Documentary at Amsterdam’s IDFA Festival. We spoke to the director. more…

Ariyuki Suzuki
Angry Birds And Clash Of Clans Creators Prepare Mega Film Trilogy

A few hundred artists from gaming powerhouses Rovio (Angry Birds), Supercell (Clash of Clans) and independent start-ups in Finland are collaborating on an epic film trilogy based on the ancient story of The Kalevala, part of Finnish folklore. more…

Marge Liiske
Period And Genre Film Explosion At Baltic Event

The Swedish thrillers Ravens by Jens Assur and Killer’s Fee by Andreas Tibblin, Finnish historical dramas The Eternal Road by Aku Louhimies and The Fencer by Klaus Härö are some of the 17 Nordic projects and co-productions selected for the 13th Baltic Event in Tallinn (November 26-28). more…

Extras

YLE Cuts 160 Jobs Mostly In Production
Julia Ragnarsson Is Stockholm’s Rising Star
Look Of Silence Grabs CPH:DOX Award
Lars Hermann Joins DR Drama Department

Trailer of the week

DR’s TV drama The Legacy (Arvingerne) is having its UK premiere on November 26 via Sky Arts. The 10 part Danish family saga won last Friday the Best International TV Drama and Best Script (Maya Ilsøe) at the first Telas-São Paulo International TV Festival. Season 2 will premiere on DR early 2015.