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Dynamic Tv Boards NRK Sequence ‘Dates in Actual Life’

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L.A.-based Dynamic Tv has acquired worldwide rights to its first ever Norwegian drama collection, “Dates in Actual Life,” produced by “State of Happiness” Maipo Movie for Norwegian pubcaster NRK.

The upcoming seven-part half-hour dramedy, set to begin filming subsequent month, is the long-form scripted debut of writer-director Jakob Rørvik, a graduate from the U.Okay.’s Nationwide Movie & Tv Faculty whose critically-acclaimed pic “Thomas vs. Tomas” acquired funding from the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

“We’ve had an excellent collaboration with Jakob Rørvik as a author and director for a few years, and we’re so comfortable to now produce his first drama collection,” stated seasoned producer and Maipo Movie CEO, Synnøve Hørsdal. “We’ve skilled lots of curiosity in ‘Dates in Actual Life,’ however to us, Dynamic Tv is the proper associate for this undertaking. They’re very palms on, have a formidable community internationally and most significantly, we share the identical imaginative and prescient for the collection,” she stated.

The approaching-of-age dramedy follows the courting adventures of Ida, a younger Gen Z who has spent most of her social life in a digital actuality world, locked in her bed room. When her American boyfriend Marvin, whom she’s by no means met in particular person, all of the sudden pronounces he’s courting one other lady IRL, her world all of the sudden collapses. Ida units out on a mission to search out her personal “bodily” associate in a world she has little expertise in. Whereas doing so, she realises that she should first observe self-love earlier than loving another person.

Increasing on the collection’ arc and tone, Rørvik says the dramedy follows Ida via a full yr in her life, “as she strikes backwards and forwards between the web and the bodily world, between romance at a distance and up shut.” “It’s a collection that mixes drama and wry comedy with an empathetic take a look at trendy romance. And above all, ‘Dates In Actual Life’ is a really up to date tackle a younger character’s journey to self-acceptance, ” he acknowledged.

Annika Schmidt, head of German Originals and European co-productions at Dynamic Tv, describes the present as “a contemporary story that faucets into the zeitgeist of how so many younger individuals are dwelling their lives right this moment. It’s an eye-opening however charming romance story that speaks to anybody who has ever been in love.”

“SKAM”producer Marianne Furevold-Boland who took the helm of NRK’s drama division final fall, believes the present brings a contemporary tackle love and relationships, and suits completely the Norwegian public service’s mandate which is “to search out new methods to inform tales about our current, and to mirror our viewers.” “‘Dates in Actual Life’ is a collection about daring to reside, daring to throw oneself into life and trusting oneself and love,” she added.

The present, produced by Maipo’s Petter Onstad Løkke and Hørsdal, has acquired backing from pubcasters SVT in Sweden, DR in Denmark, YLE in Finland, RÚV in Iceland, The Norwegian Movie Institute and Nordisk Movie & TV Fond. Key solid and crew might be introduced nearer to begin of principal images.

“Dates in Actual Life” is a pattern of NRK’s upcoming drama slate, to be launched to business delegates on the Göteborg Movie Competition’s TV Drama Imaginative and prescient confab, working Feb. 1-2.

Different Nordic premium exhibits on Dynamic Tv’s slate soak up Icelandic crime drama “Trapped” from showrunner Baltasar Kormákur, the Danish suspense thriller “Ship Us,” created by Christian Torpe, and blue-sky tackle Nordic noir “The Sommerdahl Murders.”

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‘Dreamwalker’: Mikhail Crimson To Direct Filipino-U.S. Fantasy Sequence

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Prime Filipino movie director Mikhail Crimson (“Birdshot,” “Rekorder”) is ready as collection director of “Dreamwalker,” a live-action book-to-series adaptation of a narrative a few monster-slaying vlogger. The venture is being arrange by London- and Singapore-based 108 Media.

The present is an adaptation of the “Dreamwalker” action-fantasy graphic novel by Filipino-American popular culture blogger Mikey Sutton and artist Noel Layon Flores. The novel topped the comics charts in The Philippines and was auctioned for TV adaptation. 108 Media envisages the present as a multi-season universe which can start to search out its strategy to regional audiences in Asia from early 2024.

Season one will concentrate on the origin story of the Filipino-American protagonist Kat who returns to the Philippines below mysterious circumstances. She survives a bus crash and finds herself gifted with the power to enter desires of others and having the ability to extract weapons briefly to wield towards supernatural beings from Filipino folklore as she investigates the supply of the monster wave whereas making an attempt to assist these affected by the looming menace.

ContentAsia Award Greatest Director winner Treb Monteras II is ready as showrunner and director, Crimson is collection director and Los Angeles-based style icon Kaitlyn Fae Fajilan is head author. GMA’s in style star Kate Valdez (“Unica Hija”) will take the lead position.

Govt producers for the collection are Justin Deimen (president of 108 Media), Monteras, Kirstie Contrevida (inventive producer at 108 Media), Abhi Rastogi (CEO of 108 Media) and Sutton.

Sutton says the position was successfully written for Valdez lengthy earlier than her attachment. “I randomly found Kate Valdez in 2018 whereas recovering from a near-fatal stroke. I noticed her on the GMA drama ‘Onanay’ and her emotionally wealthy efficiency and timeless magnificence made me declare her the Subsequent Massive Factor. I modelled and named ‘Dreamwalker’ after her,” he stated in an announcement.

“The purpose is to create an authentic mind-blowing and visually dynamic collection that dives deep into the horrors in our desires vs. the horrors of our world. We are going to make the most of completely different mediums and strategies to create breath-taking designs that seize Philippine folklore’s intricate universe,” stated Monteras.

108 Media has had a busy and expansive yr. It acquired the previously AIM-listed DCD Rights and its subsidiaries; invested in Singapore-based animation IP specialist Robotic Playground Media, secured a majority stake in one among Asia’s high scripted manufacturing corporations Revolution Media and bought administration management of one of many U.Ok.’s most distinguished movie/TV financing companies Piccadilly Photos.

On the content material entrance, it just lately struck a co-financing take care of BritBox Worldwide on collection “Inspector Singh,” that’s at present in manufacturing and introduced a showrunner partnership with horror maestro Neil Marshall on “Nightshade.” 108 Media can be in pre-production on a function adaptation of the hit novel Mango Bride,” with Sharon Cuneta hooked up to govt produce and star.

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Sundance Trans Drama ‘Mutt’ to be Bought Overseas by Greatest Buddy Eternally

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“Mutt,” the Sundance prize-winning characteristic debut of New York-based filmmaker Vuk Lungulov-Klotz, has been boarded by Brussels-based firm Greatest Buddy Eternally.

“Mutt,” which simply received the Particular Jury Award for actor Lío Mehiel (“WeCrashed”) at Sundance, will subsequent play on the Berlin Movie Pageant within the Era 14+ strand. CAA Media Finance is dealing with North American rights, whereas Greatest Buddy Eternally represents the remainder of the world.

Lungulov-Klotz is a Chilean-Serbian filmmaker who beforehand participated within the Sundance Institute Labs, the Tribeca Movie Institute, and the Ryan Murphy HALF Initiative Program. His award successful trans-themed brief movie “Nonetheless Liam” performed at a number of festivals and was championed by queer filmmakers Ira Sachs and Silas Howard, who’ve each develop into mentors.

Described as an emotional drama overlapping previous, current and future, “Mutt” follows Feña, a younger trans man bustling by way of life in New York Metropolis. Over the course of a single hectic day, Feña is swept by way of the extremes of human emotion, when individuals who appeared to vanish when he transitioned are out of the blue again in his life.

Mehiel stars within the movie reverse Cole Doman (“Gossip Lady“), Mimi Ryder (“Matilda The Musical”) and Alejandro Goic (“Blanquita”). Producers are Alexander Stegmaier, Stephen Scott Scarpulla, Vuk Lungulov-Klotz, Jennifer Kuczaj and Joel Michaely.

“This New York-set, 24-hour dive into Feña’s life gives us not solely a crowd-pleaser and a gem of indie American cinema however a enjoyable and beautifully-crafted new Queer narrative on trans life,” stated Martin Gondre and Charles Bin, Greatest Buddy Eternally co-founders. The pair added that “it’s simple to establish with each character concerned. Mutt will go away you emotional and with the sensation that you’ve got additionally skilled lately of ‘in-betweenness,’ even should you’re not trans.” The deal was negotiated between Greatest Buddy Eternally and CAA Media Finance.

Greatest Buddy Eternally’s roster for the European Movie Market additionally contains market premieres of “Anti-Squat” by Nicolas Silhol, whose earlier movie “Company” reached extra that $2 million on the French B.O., Michaël Dichter’s “The Unbelievable Three” and Angela Ottobah’s “Rapture,” in addition to the Spanish romantic comedy “Ramona” and Oscar-nominated director Alê Abreu’s household animation “Perlimps,” amongst others.

The corporate was launched in Cannes 2019 and is a sister firm of Paris primarily based Indie Gross sales.

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The Weeknd, Avril Lavigne, Tate McRae Lead 2023 Juno Award Nominations

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The 52nd annual Juno Awards, Canada’s reply to the Grammys, will happen on March 13 in Edmonton, Alberta. Main the contenders is the Weeknd with six nominations, together with the TikTok Juno Fan Alternative prize, the one class voted on by the general public. He’s additionally up for single, album, artist, songwriter and pop album.

Pop vet Avril Lavigne and Albertan Tate McRae are proper behind him with 5 apiece, Lavigne incomes nods for TikTok Juno Fan Alternative, single, album, artist and pop album, whereas McRae can also be up for the TikTok honor, single, album and pop album, in addition to Songwriter. 

The Juno awards happen over two days. The primary includes a non-public business occasion, streamed dwell however not televised, amd doles out the vast majority of awards, leaving the published filled with dwell performances and a fraction of awards. The televised present will air dwell on all CBC platforms (TV, radio, on-line), together with CBC Music for world viewers. The ceremony was switched from its normal Sunday evening to keep away from dropping viewers to the Oscars.

The present can be hosted for second consecutive yr by Canadian-born actor Simu Liu (“Shang-Chi” and “The Legend of The Ten Rings”), whose “I Am Canadian!” speech was a giant hit. 

It is going to even be an evening of pleasure for Alberta natives Nickelback, this yr’s inductees into the Canadian Music Corridor of Fame. The rock band, which has bought upwards of fifty million albums worldwide,  can also be up for rock album. They’ve been nominated for 37 Junos (now 38) and received 12.

Nickelback will rock the stage, pyro assured, and the two-hour present can even pack in dwell performances by Alexisonfire, Jessie Reyez, Banx & Ranx with Pablo and Rêve, McRae, Tenille Townes, and Aysanabee.

In the one class recognizing non-Canadians, Taylor Swift is up for 2 of the 5 spots for worldwide album, for “Midnights” and “Crimson (Taylor’s Model),” alongside Ed Sheeran’s “=,” Harry Kinds’ “Harry’s Home” and Lil Nas X’s “Montero.”

Additionally in rivalry for the fan alternative are Shawn Mendes, Lauren Spencer-Smith, MacKenzie Porter, Pablo, Rêve, the Reklaws and Tyler Shaw.

Battling it out within the album of the yr class is Ali Gatie’s “Who Harm You?,” Lavigne’s “Love Sux,” NAV’s “Demons Protected by Angels,” McRae’s “I Used To Suppose I Might Fly” and the Weeknd’s “Daybreak FM.”

The artist of the yr race is a tricky toss-up between Michael Bublé, Lavigne, Mendes, the Weeknd, and Spencer-Smith, whereas group of the yr nominees embrace Arcade Fireplace, Billy Expertise, Metric, Arkells and The Reklaws. Recognizing rising stars, breakthrough artist contenders embrace Dax, Devon Cole, Pablo, Rêve and RealestK, whereas up for breakthrough group are Banx & Ranx, Hurt & Ease, Rarer People, Wild Rivers, and Tommy Lefroy.

Head to the official Juno website for the complete list of nominees.

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