Hanne Palmquist

HBO Europe expands Nordic originals with move into ‘Wilderness’

HBO Europe is expanding its Nordic slate by ordering an eight-part Norwegian dramedy from Icelandic director Dagur Kári (Virgin Mountain). Utmark (aka Wilderness) has been created and written by Kim Fupz Aakeson (A Somewhat Gentle Man), with Finn Gjerdrum and Stein Kvae at Paradox producing. The show, described as “a quirky comedy drama,” is set […]

HBO Europe: Root’s cause

HBO Europe is well established as a producer in central and eastern Europe, and has now restructured to produce programmes from the Nordics and Spain as well. Original content chief Antony Root tells Jesse Whittock about the plan. While HBO is best known for its agenda-setting US programmes such as Game of Thrones and Westworld, […]

HBO hires for Nordic original programming push

HBO Nordic has appointed a new commissioning editor and VP, original programming as it gets into commissioned content for the first time. Hanne Palmquist comes to the HBO-owned on-demand business from the Danish Film Institute, where she was commissioning editor for feature films. She joins HBO Nordic on August 1, and will report to Antony […]

Nordisk funding boss joins SVT as drama chief

Nordisk Film & TV Fond CEO Hanne Palmquist is leaving the funding organisation to join SVT. Palmquist will be commissioning editor for drama at the Swedish public broadcaster. She steps into the new role in November. The Nordisk Film & TV Fond is financially supported by a raft of Nordic TV channels and film institutes […]