Nine Nordic writers and three producers/story-editors, will take part in the inaugural year-round drama series writing lab, set to kickstart September 12 at Oslo Seriedagene.
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The selected 12 participants of NORDIC SCRIPT, powered by Nordisk Film &TV Fond, will be working with an outstanding team of scriptwriting tutors: mentoring organiser Margrete Soug Kåset (Mammon 2, Monster, Himmelblå), Adam August (Follow the Money 3, Cry Wolf), and Maria Clauss (All That is Left, Beartown 2, Top Dog 2).
Each mentor will be coaching a small group of writers and a story editor at the following three partner showcases and locations:
The writing single talents or teams have applied with a drama series project, to be developed at the above-mentioned three training and networking sessions.
A total of 57 applications were submitted from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, of which 39 are female writers, story editors or producers.
In a joint statement, tutoring trio Margrete Soug Kåset, Adam August and Maria Clauss said about the NORDIC SCRIPT 2022 participants and projects: “We have taken into consideration geographic spread, gender balance and general diversity. We’ve seen a great variety in genre and themes, a mix of experienced and younger writers, with a majority of seasoned writing talents. The clarity of the project has been a key factor for our decision-making process.”
LIST OF NORDIC SCRIPT PARTICIPANTS 2022
WRITERS AND PROJECTS
INFORMATION ON STORY EDITORS
MARI MAGNUS, Producer Scripted Drama-NRK P3, Norway
Mari Magnus (born in 1989) is working for NRK P3 as producer of scripted drama since 2020. She has worked mostly on scripted series for teen audiences. Those include the cult series SKAM (NRK P3), SKAM Austin (Facebook Watch) and Young Girls (NRK Super). She is a graduate from Oslo’s Westerdals School of Communication.
JASMINE H NAGHIZADEH, Producer, Nimbus Film, Denmark
Jasmine H. Naghizadeh (born in 1989) is producer at Nimbus Film since 2019.
She graduated in Media Production and Management from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 2015. She has produced a number of short films (Rabbit, Sky Pop) the web series Room for Rent (2018) and was associate producer on the Icelandic-Danish co-production Echo by Rúnar Rúnarsson. Her feature film debut as a producer is My Robot Brother by Frederik Nørgaard.
JOHAN LUNDSTRÖM, Producer, StellaNova Film, Sweden
Johan Lundström is a 33-year old producer. He graduated with a BA in production from Stockholm University of the Arts in 2018 and immediately joined StellaNova. His graduation film Get Ready with Me (2018) won a Student Academy Awards. He was line producer on SVT’s series A Royal Secret.