Paris, 21th February 2018



Newen Distribution, the distribution arm of Newen (TF1 Group) has secured a co-development agreement with Danish firm Nimbus Film (The Bridge) for its drama series NORTHERN LIGHTS (10×43’) for Viaplay. Nimbus Film, quintessencense of high end scripted drama in features and tv-series, will cooperate with Newen Distribution on all editorial and financial elements of the series.

Created by Mikkel Bak Sørensen (co-creator Greyzone) & Christoffer Örnfelt, NORTHERN LIGHTS (co-writer Greyzone) is set to be officialy launched at MIPTV next year (TBC). Conceptualized by director Natasha Arthy (The Rain, Rita, The Killing, etc) the show ensures intriguing characters and intense drama.    

With this first deal with Nimbus Films, Newen Distribution reinforces its strategy of building key partnerships with producers who have strong international projects.

“We are extremely proud to work side by side with Nimbus Film on creating such unique series as NORTHERN LIGHTS. This series is a high-concept show that mixes hope, fears and human dilemmas, and we strongly believe it will conquer the international audiences” said Malika Abdellaoui, Managing Director Newen Distribution.

 “NORTHERN LIGHTS talks directly to the audience asking: what would YOU do? By teaming up visionary talent with substantial experienced partners as Newen Distribution, we bring new, relevant and hopefully fascinating stories to existing and new audiences”, said producer and co-founder of Nimbus Film, Bo Ehrhardt (The Bridge).


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Newen Distribution the distribution arm of NeweN (TF1 Group), is determined to promote the 6000 hours of programs in its catalog. Its editorial line is clearly defined: programs of quality that unite viewers and attract large audiences. NeweN Distribution thus meets the demands of the market by offering the best French productions in all genres. DRAMA, ANIMATION, FACTUAL, FORMATS produced by the NeweN group (Telfrance group, 17 Juin Media, Capa, Production Valley) but also by external independent producers (Cinétévé, Mascaret Films, Rendez-vous, Little big, Label Anim, Label Image, Gazelle & Cie…) make up a rich and diversified catalog.


Nimbus Film is founded by Birgitte Hald & Bo Ehrhardt in 1993. The company has produced more than 55 features, among these THE CELEBRATION. With an editorial line of high end scripted drama in tv-series (live action and animation) and features for both local and international markets, Nimbus Film is an established & independent market leader of Scandinavian audiovisual fiction.



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