The Nordisk Film and Television Fund has today released quite a number of articles regarding MIPTV, the biggest European television festival. Here’s a nice little overview:
Danish Real Men Seduce Buyers
Danish hit format Real Men introduced for the first time by Red Arrow International at MIPTV has been picked up by production companies in Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland.
FremantleMedia Finland acquired rights to their territory, alongside Nordisk Film TV for Sweden and Warner Bros. International Television Production for Belgium and the Netherlands.
The original Danish format produced by Fjernsynsforeningen in co-production with DR sees five everyday guys embark upon the ultimate health transformation journey. The show recently aired on DR1 rated over 80% above the channel slot average and was watched by over half of the Danish TV population.
Red Arrow International is also selling at MIPTV the crime series Bosch and 100 Code (co-produced by Scandi duo Mikkel Bondesen and Henrik Bastin from L.A. based Fabrik Entertainment), and the Norwegian hit series Lilyhammer coproduced by Netflix.
NRK Super And Beta Join Forces
For the first time Germany’s top distributor Beta Cinema is representing at Cannes’ MIPTV a slate of award-winning NRK Super original productions, including ready-made productions and formats. Those include the series Sofia Flux (7×20’) and the daily 30 minute online format Young Girls.
The partnership of NRK Super and Beta includes a first-look deal for all NRK original productions and the possibility for both partners to develop co-productions with national and international broadcasters. Eric Welbers, managing director Beta Film: “With NRK Super we share the same values – to create and distribute family entertainment programmes on a very high-quality level. I am thrilled that Beta gets the chance to help this outstanding kids’ programming travel around the world”.
NRK Super produces around 25 kid shows a year including sequels.
Little Film Fights For The Fencer
US veteran world sales agent Robbie Little (Little Company) has picked up the Finnish drama The Fencer by Klaus Härö for world distribution. “The Fencer represents a clear, strong emotive storytelling that speaks to the American audience. We believe that The Fencer has a very good chance to succeed in the race for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film”, said Little. Produced by Finland’s Making Movies with Germany’s Kick Film and Estonia’s Allfilm, the drama opened in Finland and Estonia mid-March and will arrive on German screens in the autumn. Little Film is at MIPTV in Cannes with the film.