Piv Bernth


TBI Scripted: Is a deluge of drama causing a Nordic thaw?

Scandinavian producers have become prolific over recent years but is a deluge of scripted product from the region diluting the quality and damaging the ‘Nordic drama’ brand? Nick Edwards reports When the Danish public service broadcaster DR made The Killing in 2007 and then collaborated with their Swedish counterpart SVT on The Bridge in 2011, […]

TBI Weekly: Why the future is Sound for TV producers

The long-heralded age of audio is finally coming of age, and if you’re a savvy TV producer, you’d be remiss to underestimate the field, now rife with opportunities for cost-effective storytelling – not all of which needs to be spun off for TV.   The last fortnight alone has seen the launch of two international […]

ITV Studios back Piv Bernth drama studio

ITV Studios has bought a minority stake in the new drama production house of former DR drama chiefs Piv Bernth (pictured) and Lars Hermann. The pair announced their exits from DR in October, a move that led to an ongoing restructure at the Danish pubcaster. Their prodco, Apple Tree Productions, will focus on high-end Danish […]

Show of the Week: Ride Upon the Storm

‘Ride upon the storm’ is a line from the William Cowper poem God Moves in a Mysterious Way and the title of a new magic-realism-infused series from Borgen creator Adam Price. With some commentators suggesting Nordic noir is running out of steam, Price and Forbrydelsen net DR are seeking to reinvigorate drama from the region, […]

Studio Lambert drama set for Series Mania

The final selection for the Series Mania copro pitching session have been announced and include Girl on a Wire, a drama from Gogglebox prodco Studio Lambert. The UK prodco is best-known for its unscripted fare, but has moved into scripted with the hire of Susan Hogg as head of drama and a commission for an […]

AMC to remake Danish drama

AMC has gone straight-to-series on Broke (WT), a drama based on Denmark’s Bankerot. AMC Studios, which has today restructured as it aims to own more programming, will coproduce the 10-part, one-hour series with Lionsgate Television. The pair previously came together for Mad Men, which ended its seven season run in May. Based on a DR […]

DR, Arte back Borgen creator’s drama

European channels DR and Arte have partnered with Borgen creator Adam Price on a character-driven drama that centres on faith. Danish pubcaster DR and Franco-German cultural channel Arte are working with BAFTA-winning producer Price’s new scripted prodco SAM Productions on the show, Rides Upon the Storm (WT). The Danish and French SAM subsidiaries, SAM Productions […]

DR Killing exec adds fiction role as Kløvedal Reich exits

The head of fiction at Danish pubcaster DR has resigned, with The Killing producer Piv Bernth adding the role to her head of drama duties. Nadia Kløvedal Reich will step down at the end of the month, at which point Bernth will take on responsibility for the role. DR’s scripted output under Kløvedal Reich has […]