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Maryam Ebrahimi
No Burqas Wins International Emmy

The Swedish documentary film No Burqas behind Bars (Frihet bakom galler) directed by Nima Sarvestani in collaboration with Maryam Ebrahimi (pictured) won on Monday in New York the prestigious International Emmy for Best Documentary Film. The film produced by Nima Film was supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond. more…

Ole Steen Stolberg
New Scandi Base For Zodiak Rights

The international division of the media powerhouse Zodiak Media has hired Ole Steen Stolberg (pictured) as VP of Sales Scandinavia, making it the first time the group has a Scandinavian sales base. more…

Patrick Nebout
Patrick Nebout: “French broadcasters are now investing in foreign-language drama”

Swedish/French producer Patrick Nebout (pictured) has a wide experience in international TV drama, having worked for Disney, SVT, Zodiak and most recently NICE Drama which he left last April to join the French TV powerhouse Atlantique Productions (Borgia, Transporter). The company’s new Executive Producer-in charge of International Drama tells us about his plan to collaborate with Scandinavia and about trends in international TV drama. more…

Tjuvarnas Jul - The Wizard's Daughter
Nordic Admissions: Hunger Games Rule But Local Kids Fare Stay Strong

As expected last weekend The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 stormed at number one across the Nordic region, pushing down the other US offerings Dumb and Dumber 2 and Interstellar. However several local family films and comedies - many with Christmas themes - proved popular alternatives, plus the latest Roy Andersson, Bille August, Dome Karukoski and Mikkel Nørgaard. more…

Norsk Filmdistribusjon
Norsk Takes Over Scanbox Titles In Norway

As of January 1st 2015, the indie distribution outfit Norsk Filmdistribusjon headed by Frida Ohrvik is going to take over the theatrical distribution and marketing of Scanbox’s titles in Norway. more…

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New Polar Bear Writing Camp
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Trailer of the week

Nordisk Film has unveiled the first teaser trailer of Kenneth Kainz’s fantasy/adventure film The Shamer’s Daughter based on Lene Kaaberbol's best-selling book franchise and adapted for the screen by Anders Thomas Jensen. The starring Peter Plaugborg (The Keeper of Lost Causes), Jakob Oftebro (Kon-Tiki) and Soren Malling (A Hijacking) will premiere in Denmark on March 26, 2015.