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FilmNation & NENT Group launch UK TV joint venture

FilmNation Entertainment and Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) have formed a UK-based television joint venture, which will operate under the FilmNation brand.

The joint venture will develop, produce and finance premium scripted television content for global audiences, and is currently assembling its creative team. It will work with a wide variety of UK studios, talents and co-financers.

The two companies will together leverage their established talent relationships and build a dedicated television content pipeline while expanding their global footprint.

NENT Group will have a first option on the exclusive Nordic media rights to all the joint venture’s productions.

Glen Basner, FilmNation Entertainment CEO, and Milan Popelka, FilmNation Entertainment COO: “Launching this innovative UK partnership is an exciting step in furthering our overall global strategy to serve as trusted, premium scripted content creators, and to continue to have our platform be a destination for the world’s best storytellers.

“In NENT Group we have found forward-thinking, creatively-aligned partners who see the exciting future of global entertainment the same way we do, and we’re thrilled to be joining forces with them in a territory that is home to such exceptional creative talent.”

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, NENT Group EVP and head of content, said: “We are continuing to rewrite the script with this innovative partnership. FilmNation Entertainment is a respected and prolific studio with a proven track record. In today’s highly competitive market for premium drama, this joint venture gives NENT Group a compelling advantage and complements our ongoing investments in original content.”