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Nordisk partners with Miso Film

15 May 2014 5:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New distribution and production partnership will initially run for three years.

Scandinavian majors Nordisk Film and Miso Film have announced a new distribution and production partnership. 

Through the collaboration, Nordisk Film will distribute the entire range of Miso Film’s television series and feature films in Scandinavia, and Nordisk Film will also join the development and production of Miso Film’s projects. Initially, the agreement between the companies will run for three years.

Projects already covered by the collaboration include Miso Film Norway’s TV series Frikjent (Acquitted) starring Nikolaj Cleve Broch and Lena Endre, and directed by Geir Henning Hopland, as well as Miso Film Sweden’s new TV series Vik/STUBØ based on Anne Holt’s novels, with screenplay by the Emmy-winning screenwriter duo Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrøm.

In addition, Nordisk Film will also distribute the Swedish feature film 438 Dagar (438 Days), the screenplay for which was written by Peter Birro based on Johan Persson »

- (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Danish Production Company Miso Film to Open Office in Sweden

19 March 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Danish production company Miso Film, in which FremantleMedia took a majority stake last year, has opened an office in Sweden, which is headed up by Sandra Harms.

The Swedish company, which will produce feature films and TV series for the Scandinavian and international markets, already has a TV commission and feature film in the works.

The company’s first TV series, “Vik/Stubo,” is based on the novels of Norwegian thriller writer Anne Holt. The eight-episode first season is backed by Sweden’s TV4, and adapted by writers Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrom (“Unit One,” “The Eagle,” “The Protectors”). Shooting is expected to begin in Stockholm at the beginning of next year.

Miso Film Sweden has also optioned the rights for the book “438 Days” by Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye, centered around the time the two journalists spent in an Ethiopian prison. The book has sold more than 100,000 copies in less than six months. »

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