Norwegian comedy sequence Energy Play has gained Finest Sequence within the Canneseries Worldwide Competitors.
The sequence — initially known as Makta and written by Silje Storstein, Kristin Grue and Johan Fasting — is for Norwegian pubcaster NRK and NDR and is from Motlys and Fremantle-owned Novemberfilm. REinvent Worldwide Gross sales has distribution rights.
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Fasting (Heimebane, Ninjababy) is the showrunner and Kathrine Thorborg Johansen, Jan Gunnar Røise star.
Energy Play is billed as “the unimaginable story of Gro Harlem Brundtland, who within the late 70s works as a younger physician, preventing for self-determined abortion, when she virtually by chance, stumbles into politics. As the federal government implodes round her, Gro learns to play her personal video games of energy, climbing the ranks till she is the final lady standing within the ruins of Labour’s celebrated social democracy, ending up as Norway’s first feminine Prime Minister in 1981.”
The 12-part sequence additionally bagged Finest Music with Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim, Andrea Louise Horstad, Kristoffer Lo and Eivind Helgerød credited as overseeing that factor of this system.
Finest Screenplay went to Korea’s Discount, which had its worldwide premiere on the Cannes, France competition. Woo-Sung Jeon, Byeong-Yun Choi and Jae-Min Kwak wrote the scripts.
The six-episode sequence, from SLL and Climax Studio, is for Korean streamer TVING and Paramount+, with Paramount World Content material Distribution hooked up for gross sales. It follows a person who unintentionally results in an public sale home for human organ trafficking, along with his physique elements on the market. Simply as his kidney is bought, an earthquake collapses the constructing and the plot will get going — fairly the script.
It went out final 12 months in Korea.
Different winners on the Canneseries awards, held this night within the French metropolis, embrace Israeli sequence Corduroy and Carthago, which took the Finest Efficiency and Particular Interpretation Awards respectively, and The Left-Handed Son, which gained the brief type competitors. Belgian doc sequence Draw For Change!, about feminine cartoonists, gained Finest Documentary Sequence.
This was the sixth Canneseries. The competition runs adjoining to Mip TV, which completed immediately after three days of gross sales conferences, keynotes and convention periods.
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