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17 items from 2016


‘The Snowman,’ ‘Downsizing’ Tap Into Norwegian Film Incentives

24 August 2016 6:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Swedish director Tomas Alfredson’s U.K.-U.S. production of “The Snowman,” starring Michael Fassbender, and “Downsizing” from U.S. helmer Alexander Payne directly spent $24 million in Norway during their Norwegian location shoots. They were the first two international features shot in Norway to receive funding from the new state incentive program to attract foreign film and TV productions.

According to a preliminary report by Norway’s Olsberg Spi Consultancy, which was published Aug. 22 at a production seminar during the 44th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, the two productions also created 142 full-time equivalent jobs with a total of $12.7 million payroll costs (generating $4 millon tax income for the state).

Financial consultant Andrew Barnes, of Olsberg Spi, presented the report, which was based on the budgets of the two films, recommending the incentive scheme be expanded from $5.5 million in the first year started March 1, 2016, to cover up to four international productions. »

- Jorn Rossing Jensen

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The Bridge: Swedish Series to Return for Fourth and Final Season

22 August 2016 3:51 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Did you think it had been cancelled? Radio Times reports The Bridge TV show has been renewed for a fourth and final season. Hans Rosenfeldt's Scandinavian crime drama stars Sofia Helin as Saga Norén and Thure Lindhardt as Henrik Sabroe.The Bridge airs on Swedish SVT1, Danish DR1, and UK's BBC Four. It inspired the Us remake of the same name, which was cancelled after two seasons on FX.Read More… »

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Hans Rosenfeldt interview: creating The Bridge, Marcella

15 June 2016 4:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We chatted to the Swedish creator of The Bridge about series 4, the Scandi-noir label and UK crime drama Marcella...

As his first English-language series Marcella comes out on DVD, we spoke to Swedish screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt about the writing process, the differences between British and Swedish television production, and the future of his hugely acclaimed home-grown crime drama, The Bridge

What did you find most appealing about Marcella when you first heard the pitch?

Well, I was pitched the idea by Nicola Larder (Marcella’s co-creator and executive producer). We met in Italy and were talking about The Bridge, and she actually pitched me an idea about this female detective being left by her husband and bringing back an old case. I really liked that because it sounded like something I could probably work with. The opportunity to work abroad was what really attracted me, »

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‘The Tunnel: Sabotage’ DVD Review

7 June 2016 5:21 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

With the release of The Tunnel, it had a big job to do. Being the remake of The Bridge, it had to make it out of the Nordic Noir show’s shadow. With the first season it arguable managed to do this, but can it do it again with The Tunnel: Sabotage?

The Tunnel: Sabotage brings together the team of Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) and Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) as they investigate the disappearance of a husband and wife in the Channel Tunnel which leaves a small child abandoned. When a plane travelling from Paris to the UK is seemingly brought down by remote control hacking though, they find themselves pulled into an even darker case which will put them even more danger.

I enjoyed the first series of The Tunnel, mainly because of the character of Elise. Similar to Saga (Sofia Helin) in The Bridge, she is a character »

- Paul Metcalf

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Signature teams with Red Rock, Procam on trainee scheme

25 May 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Initiative gives young unemployed people the opportunity to gain experience in the film industry.

UK production company Signature Pictures has partnered with film financier Red Rock Entertainment and digital cinematography and broadcast hire facility Procam to launch Signature Shorts 2016.

The programme will see at least 30 young unemployed people recruited through Jobcentre Plus’ client base in the north and south of the UK. With their help, three short films will be developed and produced.

Continuing its partnership with the UK’s Jobcentre Plus, the scheme aims to expand the opportunities open to young people who wish to gain training and work experience in all aspects of film production.

Each of the three short films, which will be filmed in different locations around the UK, will feature new directing and writing talent.

As well as providing opportunities for new entrants into the industry, the slate has been designed and developed to provide emerging British talent, including producers »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Signature teams with Red Rock, Film London on trainee scheme

25 May 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Initiative gives young unemployed people the opportunity to gain experience in the film industry.

UK production company Signature Pictures has partnered with film financier Red Rock Entertainment and agency Film London to launch Signature Shorts 2016.

The programme will see at least 30 young unemployed people recruited through Jobcentre Plus’ client base in the north and south of the UK. With their help, three short films will be developed and produced.

Continuing its partnership with the UK’s Jobcentre Plus, the scheme aims to expand the opportunities open to young people who wish to gain training and work experience in all aspects of film production.

Each of the three short films, which will be filmed in different locations around the UK, will feature new directing and writing talent.

As well as providing opportunities for new entrants into the industry, the slate has been designed and developed to provide emerging British talent, including producers, writers, directors »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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First look at John Hurt as Ralph in ‘That Good Night’

14 May 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

John Hurt stars in the upcoming film adaptation of the NJ Crisp play That Good Night and after principal photography ended this week, we get our first look at the wonderful Brit actor in the lead role of Ralph, a famous screenwriter coming to terms with his impending death.

As Ralph begins to accept his eventual passing, he also resolves to attempt two final missions in life; to be reconciled to his long-lost son (Max Brown), and to ensure he doesn’t become a burden to his wife Anna (Sofia Helin) as his health declines, he hires a mysterious Visitor (played by Charles Dance) to help him. Here’s your first look…

Directed by Eric Styles, with a screenplay by Charles Savage, it was shot over 5 weeks in Portugal, That Good Night also stars Erin Richards, Noah Jupe, Joana Santos and the producers are sharing scenes at Cannes this week »

- Dan Bullock

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First look at John Hurt in That Good Night

10 May 2016 11:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To mark the end of principal photography, Gsp Studios has released a first look image of John Hurt as Ralph in That Good Night, the upcoming adaptation of the NJ Crisp play.

That Good Night sees Hurt joined in the cast by Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Sofia Helin (The Bridge), Erin Richards (Gotham), Max Brown (Agent Carter), Noah Jupe (The Night Manager) and Joana Santos (Mar Solgado). Here’s the official synopsis:

Ralph, a once-famous screenwriter, is in his seventies and terminally ill. He has two final missions in life: to ensure he doesn’t become a burden to his younger devoted wife, Anna, and to be reconciled to his long-abandoned son, Michael, as he goes “into that good night”. But Ralph wrecks all hope of reconciliation when he picks a fight with Michael’s girlfriend, Cassie. Later, alone, Ralph receives the sinister and mysterious “Visitor” whose services he »

- Gary Collinson

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First Look: John Hurt in ‘That Good Night’ (Exclusive)

10 May 2016 2:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Variety has been given exclusive access to the first-look images of “That Good Night,” starring John Hurt and Charles Dance.

The film, which is produced by Gsp Studios and just wrapped a five-week shoot in the Algarve, Portugal, has been adapted from the late N.J. Crisp’s 1996 stage-play of the same name (the title is derived from Dylan Thomas’ poem). It follows Ralph (Hurt), a famed screenwriter coming to terms with his impending death. As he does so, he resolves to attempt two final missions in life: to be reconciled to his long-lost son and to ensure that he doesn’t become a burden on his wife Anna with his slow decline by enlisting a mysterious “Visitor” to help him pass painlessly into “that good night.”

Sofia Helin (“The Bridge”), Erin Richards (“The Quiet Ones”), Max Brown (“Agent Carter”), Noah Jupe (“The Night Manager”) and Joana Santos (“Lacos De Sangue”) round out the cast. »

- Diana Lodderhose and Leo Barraclough

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Dance, Hurt Set For "That Good Night"

7 May 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Charles Dance ("Game of Thrones") is set to play the role of 'The Visitor' alongside John Hurt in "That Good Night" at Gsp Studios, Red Rock Entertainment and Goldfinch Entertainment.

Based on N.J. Crisp's 1996 stage-play of the same name, Hurt plays a famed screenwriter coming to terms with his impending death.

As he does so, he resolves to attempt two final missions in life: to be reconciled to his long-lost son (Brown), and to ensure he doesn't become a burden on his wife Anna (Helin) with his slow decline by enlisting a mysterious 'Visitor' to help him pass painlessly into 'that good night'.

Sofia Helin, Max Brown and Erin Richards also star. Eric Styles ("Dreaming of Joseph Lees") helms from a screenplay by Charles Savage.

Filming will take place over five weeks on the Algarve coast of Portugal.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Charles Dance Joins John Hurt in ‘That Good Night’ (Exclusive)

6 May 2016 4:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Charles Dance, whose credits include “The Imitation Game” and “Game of Thrones,” has joined John Hurt in the cast of the movie “That Good Night,” Variety can exclusively reveal.

Dance takes the role of “The Visitor” in the film, which is produced by Gsp Studios. The cast also includes Sofia Helin (“The Bridge”), Max Brown (“Agent Carter”) and Erin Richards (“Gotham”). Gsp Studios Intl. is handling worldwide sales in Cannes.

The film, which is shooting for five weeks on the Algarve coast of Portugal, has been adapted from the late N.J. Crisp’s 1996 stage-play of the same name (the title is derived from Dylan Thomas’ poem). It follows Ralph (Hurt), a famed screenwriter coming to terms with his impending death. As he does so, he resolves to attempt two final missions in life: to be reconciled to his long-lost son (Brown), and to ensure he doesn’t become a »

- Leo Barraclough

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The Bridge: an unforgettable Scandinavian drama

12 April 2016 2:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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As UK remake The Tunnel returns, we celebrate Swedish/Danish crime drama The Bridge...

9pm, Saturday night, BBC Four. For the few of us who still, on occasion, watch television when it’s actually broadcast, that timeslot means only one thing: high-quality drama from outside the anglophone world. Okay, so some of the series are less impressive than others, and one or two are in English (remember Australia’s The Code?) but these are exceptions to the rule. What began as a fad, accompanied by much reductive talk of ‘Scandi noir’ and a mildly disturbing national obsession with Sarah Lund’s knitwear, has culminated in a golden age for telly addicts. Our initial resistance to subtitles has faded, and a whole world of often beautifully acted, compellingly plotted drama has opened up. We haven’t strayed very far outside Europe yet, but it’s a start.

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'Gotham's Erin Richards joins 'That Good Night'

6 April 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography on stage play adaptation starring John Hurt has begun.

Erin Richards (Gotham), Sofia Helin (The Bridge) and Max Brown (Agent Carter) have joined John Hurt in the cast of That Good Night, which has begun principal photography on the Algarve coastline of Portugal and will shoot for five weeks.

Gsp Studios is behind the film adaptation of the late N.J. Crisp’s 1996 stage play of the same name. Gsp Studios International is also handling worldwide sales.

That Good Night, which derives its name from the Dylan Thomas poem, follows Ralph (Hurt), a famed screenwriter coming to terms with his impending death. As he does so, he resolves to attempt two final missions in life; to be reconciled to his long-lost son (Brown), and to ensure he doesn’t become a burden to his wife Anna (Helin) with his slow decline, by hiring a mysterious “visitor” to help him pass painlessly.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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‘That Good Night’ Adds ‘Gotham’s Erin Richards, ‘The Bridge’s Sofia Helin

6 April 2016 4:02 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: As principal photography gets under way on the big screen adaptation of NJ Crisp's 1996 stage play, That Good Night, the cast has been rounded out by British actress Erin Richards (Gotham) and Sweden’s Sofia Helin (The Snowman, The Bridge). John Hurt and Max Brown (Agent Carter) were previously set in the Eric Styles-helmed drama. The film, which takes its name from the Dylan Thomas poem, follows Ralph (Hurt), a famed screenwriter coming to terms with his… »

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The Bridge creator says fourth series will be show's last

5 April 2016 7:40 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Hans Rosenfeldt says Kim Bodnia, who quit Scandinanvian drama over creative differences, could return for final run

The creator of The Bridge has revealed that the fourth series of the acclaimed Scandinavian drama will be the last.

The hit murder mystery starring Sofia Helin as detective Saga Norén was watched by 2 million viewers on BBC4, one of the most popular of the new breed of foreign dramas to come to the UK.

Related: Anna Friel feels the cut of ITV's stab in the Nordic dark

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- John Plunkett

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The Bridge: new version to span Russia and Estonia

4 April 2016 5:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Cross-border show follows Us and Anglo-French adaptations of the series

A new version of Scandinavian crime drama the Bridge is to transplant the action to the border between Russia and Estonia.

It will star Russian actor Mikhail Porechenkov as an investigator from the eastern side of the border and Lithuania’s Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė as his Estonian counterpart, playing the role made famous by Sofia Helin as Saga Norén.

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- Jasper Jackson

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The Bridge season four will 'probably' be made, says its creator

28 March 2016 11:57 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Hans Rosenfeldt says stars including Sofia Helin are on board for new series, as he prepares to launch his new thriller Marcella on ITV in the UK

The creator of The Bridge says a fourth season of the Scandinavian drama will “probably” be commissioned, with the stars of the show already on board.

Hans Rosenfeldt said negotiations with Swedish broadcaster Svt and Denmark’s Dr were “ongoing”, but the team behind the show had checked with key figures including star Sofia Helin, who plays detective Saga Norén.

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- Jasper Jackson

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