NENT Studios

Fremantle completes acquisition of NENT Studios prodcos in Nordics

Fremantle has completed its deal to acquire 12 production labels from NENT Studios and revealed its integration plans for the labels. The agreement, which comes 18 months since NENT first revealed it was looking to offload its unscripted production assets, gives Fremantle control of Strong Productions in Denmark, as well as Norwegian outfits Monster, Novemberfilm, One […]

BossaNova hires NENT Studios exec for acquisitions & co-pros

UK-based funding and distribution company BossaNova has appointed former NENT Studios exec Olivia Morgan to the newly created role of acquisitions and co-production executive. Morgan will lead on the curation and development of BossaNova’s growing slate of collaborative projects, whilst working closely with the sales team on pitches and pre-sales. She reports to BossaNova founder […]

NENT Studios rebrands as Viaplay Studios, with originals focus for Nordic streamer

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has restructured and rebranded its studio operations, NENT Studios, as Viaplay Studios. The reorganised division will be primarily focused on creating original content for the company’s Nordic-facing Viaplay streaming service, which expects to be available in “at least” 15 countries by the end of 2023. As part of the changes, […]

NENT Group & Lasse Hallström prep Hilma af Klint biopic in Nordic story push

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) will produce two English-language films every year to bring stories of regional significance to international audiences. The move comes as part of a long-term commitment to the region’s creative scene, with a focus on the stories of complex and inspirational Nordic figures and events. The first project as part of […]

Mid-East’s MBC lands Viaplay alum Jakob Mejlhede Andersen

Middle East operator MBC Group – which appointed ex-Zodiak Media CEO Marc Antoine d’Halluin as CEO in December – has now added former Viaplay and NENT Studios exec Jakob Mejlhede Andersen to its senior management ranks. Mejlhede Andersen becomes chief content officer at MBC’s streaming service Shahid with a remit that includes working across all […]

DRG & Mexico’s Dopamine strike co-financing, production deal

UK distributor DRG has partnered up with Mexican producer Dopamine to co-finance, develop and produce English-language scripted content. The deal will allow NENT Studios-backed DRG “to significantly increase its support for UK producers in bringing their shows to the screen,” the distributor said. Dopamine was launched by Azteca CEO Benjamin Salinas in 2017 and is […]