Norway’s Tax Rebate Attracts Hollywood

On October 8th, Norway announced that as of 2016 a 25% tax break will be applied to TV and film production. Soon after, some major players from the US were seen in Oslo discussing the possibility of bringing projects to Norway. “We’ve had 2-3 big projects from Hollywood coming to us and have seen an immediate increase of interest from foreign producers,” said Truls Kontny, Head of the Norwegian Film Commission. There is, however, a NOK 45 million ceiling (around €4.8 million) set for reimbursement in

Singing Tampons To Feature On Swedish Kids TV

After its kids' video featuring animated dancing genitals went viral earlier this year, a Swedish children's show is now launching a video of singing tampons to teach youngsters about menstruation. "The Period Song" will air Friday 16th October on the SVT Barnkanalen children's channel in a bid to explain menstruation to children. During the piece Alex Hermansson sings with teenagers and pulls on tampon strings to make them dance like puppets before dunking them in a glass of red water. The first

Søren Malling Confirmed For Dicte Season 3

Søren Malling (The Killing, Borgen) and Stine Stengade (Edderkoppen) have been added to the cast of the Danish crime series Dicte Season 3, which is due to start filming on October 19. In this new 10 episode series journalist Dicte Svendsen (Iben Hjejle) travels from Aarhus to Lebanon and Syria to cover crime stories. The third season is written by Dorte W. Høgh and Ida Maria Rydén, and Kasper Gaardsøe will direct the first four episodes. The series is based on the

Walter Presents Picks Up 3 More Nordic Dramas

ZDF Enterprises announced in Cannes multiple deals with the soon to be launched UK on-demand foreign language drama service Walter Presents, run by Channel 4 and GSN. Three Nordic TV series and co-productions were part of the deal totalling 44 hours of TV drama, with Blue Eyes forming part of Walter Presents’ launch line-up in January 2016:   The Team Criminals don’t stop at borders, and neither should the police. “The Team” portrays a group of European police officers fighting international crime throughout Europe.

Minnesota Trilogy To Be Developed For US TV

Slingshot Global Media has signed a deal to develop a crime drama series with Nordic producer Tomas Backström based on a trilogy by Norwegian novelist Vidar Sundstol. The Minnesota trilogy is about Norwegian heritage policeman Lance Hansen who finds a young Norwegian tourist brutally murdered on the shores of Lake Superior in the United States, and finds links to a murder mystery dating back 100 years. "Often it is a bit difficult to answer how likely it is that a project