Sweden’s SVT Orders ‘Whiskey On The Rocks’; Netflix Women’s Pitching Contest Winners; Keshet International Hire; ‘Gogglebox’ Wales; Red Arrow Mipcom Scripted — Global Summaries

Sweden’s SVT Orders ‘Whiskey On The Rocks’ From Skyverse Nordic

Sweden’s public service broadcaster SVT has tackled the Nordic comedy-drama Skyverse whiskey on the rocks as their main start-up broadcaster. The six-part series is still in the script development and production stage and is billed as a “premium, epic Cold War drama special event” directed by Björn Stein (Midnight Sun) and based on an original story by author Jonas Jonasson. It’s one of the first shows from Skyverse Nordic, which is a subsidiary of Sparkling, the Stockholm-based sister company of Humanoids that Deadline revealed in May. The show reunites Jonasson with Skyverse boss Patrick Nebout and creative producer Henrik Jansson-Schweizer, who together were behind Sweden’s biggest export hit, the Oscar-nominated. The hundred year old man who jumped out the window and disappeared. A Scandinavian and international cast is sought to play the leads of the drama on board the submarine and in Moscow. The story is inspired by a notorious incident that almost escalated into a full-fledged war between Sweden and the USSR in 1981, when a Soviet U-137 ‘Whiskey’ class submarine ran aground on rocks deep in Swedish territorial waters, just in the middle of a delicate Swedish naval exercise.

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Netflix and EPC announce the winners of the first competition for proposals for production companies

Irish producer Anna Mannion of Tri Moon Films has won Netflix’s inaugural edition and European Producers Club launch competition for fiction series directed by female producers. Under the initiative, launched last March during Series Mania, a selection of projects from female producers affiliated with the European Film Club (EPC) were presented to Netflix’s content team in Amsterdam. producer Ada Solomon of Microfilm won the €20,000 ($19,900) prize in second place. The finalists were Mariela Besuievsky from Tornasol Media (Spain), Martichka Bozhilova from Agitprop (Bulgaria), Gabriele M. Walther from Caligari (Germany), and Olena Yershova, Tato Film (Ukraine, Turkey). They each received €5,000 ($5,000) to help with development. Deadline revealed news of the competition in March.

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Keshet International hires Fleur Wheatley of Blue Ant

Keshet International (KI) has appointed Fleur Wheatley as its Vice President of Sales based in London. She will be responsible for leading KI’s sales activities in the US, Canada, UK, Nordics and with SVoD and global and regional channels. Wheatley joins after a four-year tenure with Blue Ant International, where she most recently served as Director of International Sales and Procurement for the Nordics, Benelux, MENA, Greece and Turkey. She takes over from her today and reports directly to KI’s chief operating officer and president of distribution, Keren Shahar, who said Wheatley would be part of the company’s “largest post-Covid delegation.” Wheatley, who previously worked for DRG and Fremantle, It will focus on format sales, scripted and unscripted finished films, and pre-purchase/co-production opportunities at KI, which is a subsidiary of Israeli broadcaster Keshet.

Welsh producers win local tender for ‘Gogglebox’ remake

Welsh indies Chwarel and Cwmni Da will produce Gogglebocs Cymruthe new local language version of the TV watcher format glasses box. This marks the first time original producer Studio Lambert and UK broadcaster Channel have licensed the franchise to another UK-based channel and producer. glasses box film families and friends as they watch and react to the most talked about television of the week. The Welsh version is expected to comprise 70% bilingual Welsh-based programming from S4C, ITV Wales and BBC Wales, with the remaining 30% coming from UK network broadcasters and SVoD. Casting is already underway, with the first episode scheduled to air in the first week of November. Sioned Wyn, Managing Director of Chwarel, said: “We have been waiting for something like this for a long time. The ambition is to make it not just the highest rated show in S4C, but in all of Wales, and beyond.”

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Red Arrow Studios International brings ‘Kid Sister’ to Cannes

Red Arrow Studios International has acquired the global distribution rights to a pair of new dramatic titles: the coming-of-age comedy series Kiwi. child sister from Greenstone TV and Summer Love, an eight-part anthology series from Australian producer Gristmill. The titles will top the company’s Mipcom scripted slate, which will also include the upcoming third season of the crime drama. Vienna blood. Kid Sister comes from Simone Nathan (Our flag means death), who also plays the lead character Lulu in the series, which launched on TVNZ On Demand in New Zealand earlier this year. She follows her as a Kiwi woman in the prime of her late 30s, but in the Jewish world she is hurtling toward singleness. Summer Lovefor Australian broadcaster ABC, follows eight very different groups of people who rent the same beachside vacation home, where they experience an incarnation of love.

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