‘Swedish Dicks’ Backer Nordic Entertainment Group To Boost Drama Focus, Eyes Third Party Investment & Plans To Sell Non-Scripted Unit

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Swedish Dicks backer Nordic Entertainment Group has refocused its studio division to focus on scripted drama and is to sell its non-scripted units.

The company, which has been ramping up its drama titles with projects including Perfect People from Shades of Blue creator Adi Hasak, and The Professionals, a Brendan Fraser-fronted remake of action movie Soldiers of Fortune, is also looking for a minority equity partner to help finance its scripted moves.

The company, which operates Scandinavian streamer Viaplay, is reorganizing its content production and distribution business that comprises 32 companies in 17 countries into a new organization focused on scripted drama production and distribution.

As part of the move, it will divest its non-scripted production, branded entertainment and events businesses.

Last year, Viaplay premiered 21 original productions, expects to premiere more than 30 original productions in 2020, and plans a minimum of 40 original productions per year in the future.

The new scripted production
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