Co-prod TV dramas get Norway filming incentives

Three Norwegian TV dramas being made as international co-productions will be the only recipients of Norway’s filming incentive support for 2018.

Three Norwegian TV dramas being made as international co-productions will be the only recipients of Norway’s filming incentive support for 2018.

Crime drama Wisting is in production now in Norway with incentive support worth €2.6m, according to Nordic Film and TV News.

Co-prod TV dramas get Norway filming incentives
Norway

Atlantic Crossing will film in global locations in the coming months with €2.8m in Norwegian support, while migration drama Beforeigners has incentive assistance worth €418,000.

Collectively, the three dramas are forecast to spend more than €65m on production in Norway.

“Some people might find [it] strange that three Norwegian series received our 25% tax rebate to attract international productions, but the three drama projects complied with our criteria that include a minimum 30% financing from foreign partners and all were of outstanding quality,” said Stine Helgeland of the Norwegian Film Institute.

International movies including The Snowman and Mission: Impossible – Fallout have previously used Norway’s new filming incentive, but no major US features reportedly showed interest this year.

Productions can qualify for filming incentive support when they plan to spend around €200,000 in Norway. However, while the country’s incentive is a positive step forward for the industry, there is a limited film fund of just under €6m for 2018.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Norway.

Images: FreeImages/Torfinn Schiefloe/Martijn de Groot

Co-prod TV dramas get Norway filming incentives
Norway

Three Norwegian TV dramas being made as international co-productions will be the only recipients of Norway’s filming incentive support for 2018.

Crime drama Wisting is in production now in Norway with incentive support worth €2.6m, according to Nordic Film and TV News.

Atlantic Crossing will film in global locations in the coming months with €2.8m in Norwegian support, while migration drama Beforeigners has incentive assistance worth €418,000.

Collectively, the three dramas are forecast to spend more than €65m on production in Norway.

“Some people might find [it] strange that three Norwegian series received our 25% tax rebate to attract international productions, but the three drama projects complied with our criteria that include a minimum 30% financing from foreign partners and all were of outstanding quality,” said Stine Helgeland of the Norwegian Film Institute.

International movies including The Snowman and Mission: Impossible – Fallout have previously used Norway’s new filming incentive, but no major US features reportedly showed interest this year.

Productions can qualify for filming incentive support when they plan to spend around €200,000 in Norway. However, while the country’s incentive is a positive step forward for the industry, there is a limited film fund of just under €6m for 2018.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Norway.

Images: FreeImages/Torfinn Schiefloe/Martijn de Groot

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