SAM Productions


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, […]

Swedish-French Sun to rise in Cannes

A new Swedish/French drama from the creator of Bron will launch at MIPCOM. StudioCanal will debut Mårlind & Stein’s Midnight Sun at the market. The Atlantique and Nice Drama-produced series is for Canal+ in France and SVT in Sweden. It launches later this year in both territories, with StudioCanal preselling at MIPCOM. The distributor will […]

Bauer gets new US StudioCanal role

Tandem Productions CEO Rola Bauer is expanding her role to oversee StudioCanal’s television projects in the US. She will now work on scripted formats from France-based StudioCanal’s production and partnership companies, and coproductions in the US, as well as working with Universal Music Group, which is part of StudioCanal parent Vivendi, on new synergies. She […]

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 […]

StudioCanal makes Scandi move with new prodco

French film and TV producer and distributor StudioCanal has joined forces with the creators of Scandi noir series Borgen and Forbrydelsen (The Killing) to create SAM Productions. Citing StudioCanal CEO Olivier Courson, French newspaper Les Echos first reported news of the new company, which will be equally owned by Scandi drama specialists Adam Price, Soren […]