eOne Strikes Mega Content Deal With NENT Group
Entertainment One (eOne), a major Nordic player, has reached a landmark deal with NENT Group to provide 700 hours of content. Family Law, The Newsreader And Moonshine (pictured). NENT’s services in the Baltics, Poland and the Netherlands will have access to the wealth of content, which also includes popular library offerings including Private Eyes, Cardinal And In the Badlands. eOne is strengthening its ties with the region. This news comes just after it announced plans to produce a Swedish Scandi-Noir film with Danish producer SAM Productions. Viaplay, a NENT streamer, is set to launch in a few key European markets this year. “By delivering our expansive library to viewers of NENT Group’s services in their Nordic and international markets, we are committed to further cementing our position as a leading producer and distributor of highly coveted content that resonates with discerning audiences,”SpyroMarkesinis, eOne Executive vice president, Sales, EMEA & Asia, said the statement.
Göteborg Film Festival Unveils Hypnotic Cinema
Elsewhere in Nordic news, Göteborg Film Festival has unveiled a Hypnotic Cinema, described as a “mind-bending experiment where visitors are challenged to lose control in the cinema by being hypnotized.”Thai feature Memoria, Shirin Neshat’s Land of Dreams and Denmark’s Speak No EvilThe selected films will be preceded by a hypnotist who will perform a mass-hypnosis on the mainstage. This will take place from January 28 through February 6. The hypnotist will transform the audience’s state of mind in accordance with the mood and theme of the film. After the screening, a hypnotist will disarm the hypnosis. The festival will be held in person, but it will also be screened in Sweden digitally.