British Airways Eases Long-Haul Stress With Norwegian 7-Hour Rail Epic

 British Airways planes will screen a seven-hour film showing a rail journey through Norway in real time as its first foray into so-called Slow TV, a genre it says should appeal to long-haul passengers seeking relaxing viewing. Other offerings that could be available alongside the latest computer games, Hollywood blockbusters and television cop shows include knitting, a […]

Yellow Bird and Persson Making Next Swedish TV Drama

Scanoir.co.uk have announced via their Facebook that Yellow Bird are in the works to make the next big Swedish TV drama: Swedish production company Yellow Bird have announced an exciting new collaboration with writer and criminologist Leif G.W Persson,the goal being to create the next big Swedish TV drama.The crime writer will create a brand […]

Double Win For Lilyhammer At Norwegian Emmys

The Norwegian dramedy show Lilyhammer produced by Rubicon TV for NRK triumphed last Friday at Norway’s TV Gullruten awards, picking up Best TV Drama and Best Actor. US star guitarist/actor/ Steven van Zandt – aka Frank ‘the fixer’ Tagliano’- who is working on the series’ third season was at Bergen’s awards ceremony alongside his Lilyhammer colleagues including producer Anders […]

Kormákur’s Rvk Studios Preps TV series “Trapped” for a Fall Shoot

Baltasar Kormákur’s production company Rvk Studios heads for a fall shoot of TV seriesTrapped. The ten-part series was introduced to enthusiastic buyers at the recently wrapped MIP TV in Cannes. The mystery thriller script is written by Sigurjón Kjartansson (The Press) and Clive Bradley. The story is described thus: As a ferry carrying 300 passengers from Denmark pulls […]

Nordic Distribution In The Spotlight At Oslo Conference

On Monday a full day seminar was conducted in Oslo, and one of the major points of discussion was Nordic distribution. The seminar titled ‘Att angöra en brygga’ (from the 1965 Swedish comedy hit) was started by the NFI’s editor Jan-Erik Holst, who says: “It’s been more than 20 years since Nordisk Film & TV Fond was […]

‘Welcome to Sweden’: English Language Swedish Show

The first English language Swedish show Welcome to Sweden is doing very well on the Swedish channel TV4. The series was created by US comedian Greg Poehler from his own experiences living as an expat in Sweden. The comedy series scored last Friday with nearly 1.7 million views, a 47% share in the 12-59 year old target […]

Anders Baasmo Christiansen King Of Norwegian TV Drama

The best Norwegian TV dramas since 2000 are Norwegian Cosy followed by Dag according to a recent poll conducted by NRK’s programmes Filmbonanza and Filmpolitiet. Actor Anders Baasmo Christiansen had a starring role in both shows broadcast late 2010. Norwegian Cosy produced by Tordenfilm with support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond was chosen among 85 Norwegian shows. The […]