Lola Arias Files Lawsuit Against The Square

Earlier this year, Argentinian artist Lola Arias accused Ruben Östlund's Oscar nominated movie The Square of using her name without consent in attributing an artwork to a fictional character that shares her name, and has now filed a lawsuit in Berlin to that effect. The real Lola Arias originally played a minor role in the film but wasn't included in the final cut. Despite her involvement, she maintains that she was unaware that her name was used and is displeased that

Nominations Are Revealed For Kristallen 2018

The nominees have been revealed for Kristallen 2018, which rewards innovative thinking, originality and craftmanship in Swedish television, to be presented at the Cirkus Arena in Stockholm on 31st August during a gala ceremony hosted by Gina Dirawi. Gina Dirawi said: "Quality and the ability to move with the times is a survival issue for the television industry, whether it be entertainment or news. Everyone must up their game, dare to break standards, cross lines we dare not cross and dare

Strong Nordic Line Up For TIFF World Cinema

The Toronto International Film Festival (6 - 16 September) has revealed this year’s Contemporary World Cinema line up which includes a strong array of Nordic productions that present stories of identity, family dynamics, and bold political statements. TIFF Director of Festival Programming, Kerri Craddock, said: "Each film in Contemporary World Cinema offers a snapshot of the world and shows the importance of compelling global filmmaking, Together, the films expose truth, open borders, and captivate audiences with their deep and empowering stories." DENMARK That

The Bridge Alumni For Cold War Shadow Play

Bron Studios and Tandem have announced that they are to collaborate on Shadow Play, an eight-part Cold War thriller written by Måns Mårlind (The Bridge), which already has several international co-production partners on board including Viaplay, Canal+ and ZDF. Shadow Play follows Max McLaughlin, an American cop who arrives in Berlin in the summer of 1946 to help establish a police force in the aftermath of World War II and take down racketeer 'Englemacher' Gladow. Meanwhile, Max searches for his

Max Martin Jukebox Musical Heading To West End

A jukebox musical based on the work of Martin Sandberg, known professionally as Max Martin, is in the final stages of development for London’s West End and is expected to open in 2019. The Swedish songwriter and producer has won five Grammy Awards and written or co-written 22 US Number 1 hits since 1999, making him the third most successful songwriter after Paul McCartney (32) and John Lennon (26). His hits include: Baby One More Time (Britney Spears), I Kissed a Girl