Beta Film Drives Into Ya Scripted (Exclusive)

Beta Film Drives Into Ya Scripted (Exclusive) Berlin — Germany’s Beta Film is driving into Young Adult scripted, acquiring international distribution rights and co-financing four high-profile fiction series, three set up at top European regional ...

Pablo Cruz, Enrique Lopez Lavigne, Diego Suarez Chialvo Launch El Estudio (Exclusive)

Pablo Cruz, Enrique Lopez Lavigne, Diego Suarez Chialvo Launch El Estudio (Exclusive) Sony Pictures Intl. Prods. and El Estudio, a major new independent production player in the Spanish-speaking world, are teaming to produce a Mexican version of breakout Cuban feature “Juan of the ...

‘The Nightingale,’ ‘The Australian Dream’ win Afca Awards

Afca Awards host Adam Ross. Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale dominated the Australian Film Critics Association’s annual awards, winning all eight prizes for local narrative features, while The ...

‘In Treatment’ the Top TV Drama Remake of the Past Decade, ‘Skam’ and ‘Doctor Foster’ Hot Prospects

‘In Treatment’ the Top TV Drama Remake of the Past Decade, ‘Skam’ and ‘Doctor Foster’ Hot Prospects The business of remaking drama series internationally continues to grow. While mega-budget new shows dominate the headlines, the likes of “In Treatment” are among the most-traveled scripted formats, ...

International TV Newswire: Soccer Rights, Netflix LatAm Thriller, New Danish TV Fest

In this week’s International TV Newswire, Enders Analysis’ report casts shadow over European soccer rights, Netflix primes its Spanish-language star system, landing Manolo Caro for a new thriller, ...

New Europe Sells Toronto and San Sebastian Film ‘Disco’ to Several Territories (Exclusive)

Jan Naszewski’s New Europe Film Sales has signed several distribution deals on “Disco,” which had its world premiere in Toronto Film Festival’s Discovery section and makes its European premiere in San ...

'Disco': Film Review | Tiff 2019

The teachings of Jesus get seriously busy on the dance floor in Disco, a strange, surprising and increasingly unnerving second feature from writer-director Jorunn Myklebust Syversen (The Tree Feller) ...

Haugesund Prizes ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire,’ ‘Him,’ ‘Ballon’

Haugesund Prizes ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire,’ ‘Him,’ ‘Ballon’ Haugesund, Norway — Celine Sciamma’s intellectually dexterous, bittersweet love tale “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” has claimed another heart, taking home The Norwegian Film-Critics’ Prize at the ...

Film Movement Brings ‘A White, White Day’ to the U.S. (Exclusive)

Film Movement Brings ‘A White, White Day’ to the U.S. (Exclusive) Oslo — New-York based distributor Film Movement has acquired U.S. rights to critically-lauded Icelandic drama “A White, White Day,” today’s opening film at New Nordic Films in Haugesund. In a ...

First Trailer for Toronto-San Sebastian Entry ‘Disco’ (Exclusive)

Variety has exclusive access to the English-language trailer for Norwegian feature “Disco” by Jorunn Myklebust Syversen, set to world premiere in Toronto’s Discovery program, before heading off to San ...

Locarno: Tourmalet Films Preps ‘Siete Picos,’ Presents ‘Killing Crabs’

Locarno: Tourmalet Films Preps ‘Siete Picos,’ Presents ‘Killing Crabs’ Madrid — A co-producer on Dutch comedy-thriller “El azul bajo sus pies” (“Beyond the Blue Bridge”), Spain’s Tourmalet Films is preparing its biggest feature yet, “Siete Picos,” as it introduces ...

New Europe Film Sales boards hot autumn festival title ‘Disco’ (exclusive)

Film will have its European premiere in San Sebastian’s New Directors competition. Warsaw-based New Europe Film Sales has picked up international rights to Jorunn Myklebust Syversen’s Norwegian drama ...

Skam Austin Music Video First Look

Kayti Burt May 16, 2019 We have a first look at the new video from Skam Austin's Shay, Tyler, and Marlon, further setting the scene for a Shay-centric Season 3. It's been a hot second since we've ...

‘Home Turf,’ ‘Do Not Disturb,’ ‘Over and Out’ Highlight Canneseries Short Form Competition

‘Home Turf,’ ‘Do Not Disturb,’ ‘Over and Out’ Highlight Canneseries Short Form Competition Canneseries will again this year shine a light on the up-and-coming short-form series format. Featuring promising and innovative formats which frequently end up on platforms popular among young ...

Montreal’s Laurent TV Returns to Canneseries Short-Form Competition with ‘Home Turf’

For the second year in a row, Montreal-based production company St Laurent Web (St Laurent TV) has a series in the official selection at Canneseries. “La Maison des Folles,” (“Home Turf”) world ...

Spanish Remake Of ‘Skam’ Returns to Movistar + on March 28

Madrid — Movistar +, the pay TV unit of telco giant Telefonica, has set a March 28 release for Season 2 of “Skam España,” the Spanish remake of Norwegian cult web-tv hit teen drama “Skam” (“Shame”) ...

Scandinavia’s Viaplay Moves Into Short-Form Horror With ‘Cryptid’ From ‘Midnight Sun’ Producers

Scandinavia Svod service Viaplay is moving into the short-form horror genre with a Ya series from French/Swedish crime drama Midnight Sun. The platform, which is operated by Nordic Entertainment ...

Göteborg’s Nordic Film Market – Attendees Praise Vintage Year

Goteborg — The 20th Nordic Film Market, held parallel to the Göteborg Film Festival, closed Sunday after three days of screenings and pitchings of 48 Nordic films and projects. Following, five key ...

'Skam' star takes first film role in 'Disco', plus first image (exclusive)

'Skam' star takes first film role in 'Disco', plus first image (exclusive) Norway’s Jorunn Myklebust directs. Josefine Frida Pettersen, who plays Noora in the hit Norwegian teen series Skam, makes her film debut in Disco, the new film directed by Norway’s Jorunn Myklebust ...

Indie Sales Acquires Nordic Coming-Of-Age ‘Psychobitch’ (Exclusive)

Paris-based company Indie Sales has acquired Martin Lund’s Norwegian coming-of-age drama “Psychobitch” which is headlined by Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne (“Utoya: July 22”). “Psychobitch” marks the ...

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