Beta Nordic Studios acquires ‘Atlantic Crossing’ & ‘Wisting’ prodco Cinenord

Beta Nordic Studios (BNS), the Scandinavia-focused division of Germany’s Beta Film, has taken a majority stake in Atlantic Crossing and Wisting producer Cinenord. The Norwegian outfit was founded in 2004 and is led by Silje Hopland Eik and Alexander Eik. It produces multiple genres including family entertainment, Nordic Noir thrillers and historical drama, and will become the fourth company under […]

PBS Masterpiece books an ‘Atlantic Crossing’

US broadcaster PBS Masterpiece has acquired TV broadcast rights to Cinenord’s upcoming World War Two drama series Atlantic Crossing. This latest sale follows recent deals with networks in Russia, Australia and across Europe, struck by distributor Beta Film, with the show recently celebrating its world premiere at the Canneseries international TV festival. PBS Distribution also […]

Beta Film closes global sales for ‘Atlantic Crossing’

Broadcasters in Russia, Australia and across Europe have picked up new wartime drama series Atlantic Crossing, ahead of its MIPCOM/Canneseries launch, following a range of deals struck by distributor Beta Film. Produced by Cinenord, in co-production with Beta Film for Norway’s NRK, the 8 x 60-minute series has been sold to Italy’s RAI, Deutsche Telekom’s […]

Nevision invests in new Nordic drama prodco Nevis

Top Scandinavian producers Anni Faurbye Fernandez, Moa Westeson and Cindy Hanson have teamed to set up a new Nordic drama prodco, Nevis Productions, with investment from London-based Nevision. The three co-founders are well-known for their production experience on numerous acclaimed high-end dramas and their new joint venture will see offices open in Stockholm and Copenhagen […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Wisting

Distributor: Banijay Rights Producer: Cinenord and Good Company Films Broadcaster: MTG for Viaplay, TV3 (Sweden), ARD (Germany) Logline: An ambitious Norwegian detective thriller starring Carrie-Anne Moss Norway’s latest drama is a trans-Atlantic detective thriller starring Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) and Sven Nordin (Lilyhammer) as they attempt to catch a serial killer from the US. The 10 x 45-minute series […]

NRK prepares for big-budget Atlantic Crossing with Beta & Cinenord

Norwegian producer Cinenord and Germany’s Beta Films will partner to produce World War II drama Atlantic Crossing for Norwegian broadcaster NRK. The eight-hour drama is set in the US, UK and Norway. Production will start this summer in Europe and various other territories. The series is set to be one of the biggest Scandinavian productions […]