Nordisk to work more closely with Fridthjof Film, buys 25% stake

Danish major Nordisk Film and Danish production outfit Fridthjof Film will expand their current distribution agreement to include the development of projects for film and television drama.

Nordisk, which, since 2008, has owned a 50% share in Zentropa Entertainments, has accordingly purchased 25% of Fridthjof Film; managing director of Nordisk Film ProductionHenrik Zein and head of Nordisk business development Rikke Crosby will join the company’s board.

“Fridthjof Film has become a strong, independent player in Danish cinema; as co-owners, we want to strengthen its profile and support the diversity of Danish film to secure an ongoing outlet of quality productions. We will both benefit from using each other’s special skills,” explained Zein.

“The collaboration with Nordisk will increase our production potential outside Denmark – a focus will be Nordic projects with other Scandinavian producers, especially in TV fiction and feature films,” added Ronnie Fridthjof, who set up his Copenhagen-based outfit in 2000.

His recent credits include Andreas Koefoed’s documentary The Arms Drop (2014), Janus Metz Pedersen’s documentary Armadillo [+] (2010), Rasmus Heide’s features All for One [+] (2011) and All for Two [+] (2013), and a string of TV series, including Heartless(Kanal 5/2014) and Sjit Happens (TV2/2012-2013).


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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.