NRK’s Drama department has had a rocketing start of the year with the success of the conspiracy thriller Mammon, watched by more than a quarter of the Norwegian population and currently airing in the UK on More4. During the last MIP TV in Cannes, Ivar Køhn (pictured) who took over the position of Head of Drama six months ago, outlined to us his division’s new editorial strategy and upcoming productions. more
Two strong voices in Scandinavian cinema, Sweden’s Ruben Östlund and Denmark’s Kristian Levring have been selected for the Cannes Film Festival’s official programme, with their respective films Force Majeure screening in Un Certain Regard and The Salvation bowing at an out-of competition gala screening. more
The Managing Directors of Svensk Filmindustri in Denmark - Michael Fleischer, and in Norway - Guttorm Petterson are to leave the Scandinavian major ‘due to organisational changes and the centralisation of certain business-related functions’ within the group, according to an official announcement made on Tuesday. more
Scandinavia’s major content producer and distributor Nice Entertainment Group has hired veteran SVT executive Stefan Baron (pictured) to run their international co-productions. He will take on his new position in June. more
This year’s Nordic quintet that will attend the networking event ‘Producers on the Move’ at the Cannes Film Festival from May 17-19, 2014 are Denmark’s Eva Jakobsen, Finland’s Mark Lwoff, Iceland’s Árni Filippusson, Norway’s Teréz Hollo-Klausen and Sweden’s Peter Lindblad. more
Tonislav Hristov’s humorous look at computer nerds’ attempt to date women in Love & Engineering is opening in Finland on May 9, 2014. The Finnish film produced by Making Movies with support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond is currently screening at Tribeca and will soon travel to HotDocs in Toronto and Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland. Films Transit handle world sales.