German Distributor Splendid Film & ‘Stella Blomqvist’ Producer Sagafilm to Adapt ‘Operation Napoleon’ (Exclusive)

German Distributor Splendid Film & ‘Stella Blomqvist’ Producer Sagafilm to Adapt ‘Operation Napoleon’ (Exclusive) Icelandic production powerhouse Sagafilm and Germany’s Splendid Film are teaming on the major feature project “Operation Napoleon,” to be lensed mostly in English. Budgeted at around €6 million ($7.2 ...

Sagafilm-Sky Series ‘Sisterhood’ Turns Nordic Noir on its Head in a Tale of Ordinary Criminals

Sagafilm-Sky Series ‘Sisterhood’ Turns Nordic Noir on its Head in a Tale of Ordinary Criminals One issue links four of the five contenders for the Nordisk Film & TV Prize this year, including “Sisterhood.” Given ease of travel and cost, co-produced series are four times more likely to be crime, ...

Goteborg TV Drama Vision Attracts 500 Delegates with Strong Program

Goteborg TV Drama Vision Attracts 500 Delegates with Strong Program A record 500 delegates have signed up for Scandinavia’s leading TV drama confab, TV Drama Vision, which is set to unspool online over Feb. 3-4, parallel to Sweden’s Göteborg Film Festival. Next to ...

HBO Europe, NBCU, Fremantle & ITV to Battle for 2021’s Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize

HBO Europe, NBCU, Fremantle & ITV to Battle for 2021’s Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize Titles backed or produced by HBO Europe (“Welcome to Utmark”), NBCU (“Sisterhood”), Fremantle (“Cargo”) and ITV Studios (“Thin Blue Line”) have been nominated for the 5th Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize, ...

‘Sisterhood’ Series Lenses Amidst Malaysia’s Covid Restrictions

‘Sisterhood’ Series Lenses Amidst Malaysia’s Covid Restrictions “Sisterhood”, a new 40-episode Chinese-language drama series has started shooting at Iskandar Malaysia Studios, amid a continuing wave of COVID19 infections in the South-east Asian country. Producers ...

Turkish Dramas at Mipcom Explore Edgier Subjects While Production Resumes

Turkish Dramas at Mipcom Explore Edgier Subjects While Production Resumes Production of Turkish TV dramas has resumed at a steady pace undeterred by coronavirus concerns and, though the hand of censorship is being felt, shows are getting edgier. While the pandemic forced ...

Queer East Film Festival Returns with a Hybrid Format of Online & Cinema Screenings Across the UK

Queer East Film Festival Returns with a Hybrid Format of Online & Cinema Screenings Across the UK The previously postponed Queer East Film Festival returns to cinemas across the UK with an additional seven films added to the original programme this October. Reimagined as a season-long showcase, ...

‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’ wins Golden Puffin at Reykjavik Film Festival

‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’ wins Golden Puffin at Reykjavik Film Festival Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s debut feature launched at Venice 2019. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection won the main New Visions Award, the Golden Puffin, at the ...

Where in the World Has Production Resumed? Part 1 of Our Complete Guide (Exclusive)

Where in the World Has Production Resumed? Part 1 of Our Complete Guide (Exclusive) The coronavirus pandemic crippled production around the world across many months, enforcing an unavoidable hiatus in business that has wreaked havoc on film and TV production schedules. The summer saw ...

2005: America Ferrera in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"

2005: America Ferrera in by Nick Taylor We all know the story of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Four 16-year-old Maryland girls who’ve been friends since birth - Lena Kaligaris (Alexis Bledel), Bridget Vreeland ...

Sky Gets Filming Again On ‘A League Of Their Own’; BBC Two Picks Up ‘Harlots’ — Global Briefs

Sky Gets Filming Again On ‘A League Of Their Own’; BBC Two Picks Up ‘Harlots’ — Global Briefs Sky heads back to the studio Comcast-owned Sky has signed a three-season deal for more A League Of Their Own, with the sports quiz going back into production amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Cpl ...

Asian titles announced in We Are One: A Global Film Festival

Asian titles announced in We Are One: A Global Film Festival Tribeca and Youtube have announced their full roster of titles for their unprecedented festival for these unprecedented times — We Are One: A Global Film Festival. In a unifying spirit reminiscent of ...

The First Queer East Film Festival Reveals Full Programme

The First Queer East Film Festival Reveals Full Programme The full programme for the first Queer East Film Festival is announced. The curated series of screenings across London, with accompanying panel events, will explore identity, religion, family, ...

Sagafilm, Sky Studios, NBCU, Nent, Síminn Join Forces on “Sisterhood” (Exclusive)

GÖTEBORG, Sweden — Established Nordic prodco Sagafilm is producing Icelandic crime series “Sisterhood,” in association with Sky Studios, for commissioners Nent Group’s Nordic streamer Viaplay and ...