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HBO Alum Michael Ellenberg Teams With Bron Studios to Launch Media Res Banner (Exclusive)

8 June 2017 2:11 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Former HBO executive Michael Ellenberg has teamed with Bron Studios to launch a TV and film production company dubbed Media Res.

Media Res aims to develop and finance its own projects, taking advantage of the strong demand in the U.S. and in overseas markets for high-end TV series.

The first property in the works is a limited series adaptation of the five-hour 1973 Ingmar Bergman film “Scenes From a Marriage.” Hagai Levi, creator of “In Treatment” and co-creator of “The Affair,” and playwright Amy Herzog are collaborating on the scripts, with Levi also planning to serve as showrunner and director. Lars Blomgren of Sweden’s Filmlance International, and Daniel Bergman, son of the late filmmaker, are also exec producers.

Bron Studios is a Vancouver-based production and financing entity that helped shepherd such recent pics as “The Birth of a Nation,” “Fences,” the upcoming Charlize Theron starrer “Tully” and the Sundance darling “Beatriz at Dinner.” The »

- Cynthia Littleton

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HBO Alum Michael Ellenberg Teams With Bron Studios to Launch Media Res Banner (Exclusive)

8 June 2017 2:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Former HBO executive Michael Ellenberg has teamed with Bron Studios to launch a TV and film production company dubbed Media Res.

Media Res aims to develop and finance its own projects, taking advantage of the strong demand in the U.S. and in overseas markets for high-end TV series.

The first property in the works is a limited series adaptation of the five-hour 1973 Ingmar Bergman film “Scenes From a Marriage.” Hagai Levi, creator of “In Treatment” and co-creator of “The Affair,” and playwright Amy Herzog are collaborating on the scripts, with Levi also planning to serve as showrunner and director. Lars Blomgren of Sweden’s Filmlance International, and Daniel Bergman, son of the late filmmaker, are also exec producers.

Bron Studios is a Vancouver-based production and financing entity that helped shepherd such recent pics as “The Birth of a Nation,” “Fences,” the upcoming Charlize Theron starrer “Tully” and the Sundance darling “Beatriz at Dinner. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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'Jailers', 'Babylon Berlin' win at MIPDrama Screenings

2 April 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Second edition of high-end drama showcase featured 12 upcoming shows.

Brazilian prison drama Jailers and Tom Tykwer’s ambitious detective tale Babylon Berlin, capturing the city in the Golden Twenties, clinched the grand jury awards in the full episode and work-in-progress categories at MIPDrama Screenings on Sunday.

Unfolding on the eve of Miptv, the second edition of the showcase put the spotlight on 12 upcoming drama shows, screening either full episodes or extracts as a work-in-progress.

“There is a lot of commercial pressure to do a certain type of drama series but what really struck me was the diversity and originality of all these shows… every one of them was very unique and defied simple expectations,” jury member Frank Spotnitz, creator of hit series such as The Man In The High Castle and Medici: Masters Of Florence, said.

Also on the jury were The Bridge producer Lars Blomgren, writer Virginie Brac (CannabisSpiral), director »

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'Jailers', 'Babylon Berlin' clinch top jury prizes at MIPDrama Screenings

2 April 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Second edition of high-end drama showcase featured 12 upcoming shows.

Brazilian prison drama Jailers and Tom Tykwer’s ambitious detective tale Babylon Berlin, capturing the city in the Golden Twenties, clinched the grand jury awards in the full episode and work-in-progress categories at MIPDrama Screenings on Sunday.

Unfolding on the eve of Miptv, the second edition of the showcase put the spotlight on 12 upcoming drama shows, screening either full episodes or extracts as a work-in-progress.

“There is a lot of commercial pressure to do a certain type of drama series but what really struck me was the diversity and originality of all these shows… every one of them was very unique and defied simple expectations,” jury member Frank Spotnitz, creator of hit series such as The Man In The High Castle and Medici: Masters Of Florence, said.

Also on the jury were The Bridge producer Lars Blomgren, writer Virginie Brac (CannabisSpiral), director »

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Miptv: Brazil's 'Jailers' Takes Top Honors in Drama Screenings

2 April 2017 8:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Brazilian broadcaster Globo's prison drama Jailers on Sunday took the Grand Jury prize at the sophomore edition of Miptv’s MIPDrama Screenings competition. 

The jury, presided over by The X-Files and The Man in the High Castle creator Frank Spotnitz, also awarded Germany's roaring twenties crime drama Babylon Berlin the Work in Progress honor.

Spotnitz was joined on the jury by The Bridge executive producer Lars Blomgren, Homeland executive producer Ran Tellem, Spiral screenwriter Virginie Brac and Versailles and Yves Saint Laurent director Jalil Lespert to award prizes for the best international dramas.

"A lot of companies presently push to do a certain type of show or are told what will sell. What struck me »

- Rhonda Richford

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Miptv: Frank Spotnitz Named to Drama Jury, Disney and Lionsgate Join New Pre-l.A. Screenings Event

9 March 2017 4:56 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Frank Spotnitz has been named to the jury of the Miptv Drama Screenings as the competition enters its sophomore year.

The X-Files and The Man in the High Castle executive producer will sit alongside The Bridge executive producer Lars Blomgren, Homeland executive producer Ran Tellem, Spiral screenwriter Virginie Brac and Versailles and Yves Saint Laurent director Jalil Lespert to award prizes for the best international dramas.

This year, the Drama Screenings competition will be split into two categories, with "Works in Progress" and "Full Episodes" competing separately.

Clique, Fearless and Gap Year will be competing from the U.K. against Brazil’s Jailers, France’s »

- Rhonda Richford

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Goteborg TV Drama Vision: Scandi Sherlock Holmes, script winner details

2 February 2017 8:10 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hanne Palmquist talks plans for HBO Nordic and Sherlock Holmes heads to Finland.

Goteborg Film Festival’s first Nordic award for Best TV Drama Script, worth $23,000 (Sek 200,000) and funded by the Nordisk Film & TV Fond, has been presented to Nobel screenwriters Mette M Bolstad and Stephen Uhlander.

Nrk’s Nobel is a Homeland-style drama about a Norwegian Lieutenant returning home from duty in Afghanistan who discovers a political conspiracy.

The prize’s jury included Lars Blomgren of Filmlance, producer Gudrun Giddings, consultant Isabelle Pechcou and critic Leena Virtanen.

They said of Nobel: “The script was precise, well-structured and solid. This is a strong, unpredictable drama with a sense of fresh realism. The story was thrilling and worked well also as a metaphor of the global instability between war and peace…This TV series has an impressive complexity in the scriptwriting, no loose ends and no inconsistency. There is no filter to the truth. It is so transparent »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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‘Nobel’ Screenwriters Mette M. Bølstad, Stephen Uhlander Win Goteborg’s TV Drama Script Award

2 February 2017 5:48 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mette M. Bølstad and Stephen Uhlander, the writers of hit Norwegian drama series “Nobel,” have scooped the inaugural Nordic prize for TV drama script at the Göteborg Film Festival.

The prize, worth SEK200,000 ($22,840), was given by a jury composed of Lars Blomgren (managing director at Filmlance in Sweden), Isabelle Péchou (international drama consultant in Denmark/France), Leena Virtanen (film and TV critic in Finland) and Gudrun Giddings (producer at U.S.-based G4C Innovation) during the festival’s TV Drama Vision showcase.

“This is a strong, unpredictable drama with a sense of fresh realism. The story was thrilling and worked well also as a metaphor of the global instability between war and peace,” said the jury.

The panel also noted that the script’s multilayered characters and family themes could appeal to global and diverse audiences.

Directed by Per-Olav Sorensen and produced by Monster Scripted, “Nobel” is a contemporary drama exploring Norway’s military involvement in Afghanistan »

- Elsa Keslassy

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