Tuesday, 5th May 2020 — Amblin Partners and Nordisk Film announced today that they have renewed their distribution partnership covering Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland for another two years, through the close of 2021.
The deal maintains Nordisk Film’s exclusive distribution of all Amblin-produced films, including theatrical, home video, television, pay-per-view and video-on-demand rights.
Most recently, the two companies saw shared success with the release of Oscar®-winner 1917, which has earned over $375m worldwide to date, including nearly $10m from Nordisk Film’s four territories. Other past releases include Steven Spielberg’s The Post and The Girl on the Train.
“Nordisk Film is one of the oldest, largest and most successful film companies in Europe,” said Chris Floyd, Amblin Partners’ COO and General Counsel. “We know that, with Nordisk, our films are in the best possible hands in Scandinavia. We are pleased to extend our long relationship with our great friends at Nordisk and continue our years of mutual success.”
“We are excited to continue our long-term partnership with Amblin Partners,” added Kenneth Wiberg, President of Nordisk Film Distribution and Vice President, Nordisk Film. “Maybe more than ever, the world needs great films and captivating stories and Amblin is all about that. Nordic audiences have embraced Amblin’s high-quality films and they constitute an important part of our international film slate going forward.”
Amblin’s relationship with the leading Nordic distributor first began in 2012 and was originally between Nordisk Film and DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Partners’ predecessor company.
About Amblin Partners
Amblin Partners is a film and television production company, led by Steven Spielberg, that develops and produces films using the Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media banners and includes Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming. The company’s investment partners include Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment One (eOne), Alibaba Pictures and Universal Pictures. The company’s recent releases include 1917, which won three Academy Awards® and has so far grossed more than $375m at the global box office, and Green Book, which last year won three Academy Awards® including Best Picture and grossed more than $320m worldwide.
About Nordisk Film
Founded in 1906, Nordisk Film is one of the world’s oldest film studios. Today, Nordisk Film develops, produces, distributes and markets award-winning film and TV series, operates a cinema chain in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Nordisk Film also develops computer games through a number of game studios, is behind PlayStation in the Nordics and brings digital gift card solutions to the market. Nordisk Film is a part of Egmont, a leading Nordic media group focused on award-winning content and platforms within film, television, streaming and cinema over gaming, e-commerce and marketing services to educational platforms, magazines and books. Being a foundation, all profit is reinvested in Egmont’s media companies and donated to help improve the lives of children and young people.
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