Nice entertainment group sharpens drama skills with Matador Film

August 29 2017

With the Nice Drama produced biopic ‘Superswede’ about Formula 1 star Ronnie Peterson tearing across Swedish cinema screens, MTG’s nice entertainment group is extending its capabilities in original content and scriptwriting through the acquisition of Matador Film. The deal brings the hit series ‘Real Humans’ (‘Äkta människor’) and ‘Farang’ to nice’s portfolio, with leading scriptwriter Lasse Lundström joining the team at Nice Drama.

Founded by producer Henrik Widman and Lasse Lundström in 2009, Matador Film has created and co-produced two successful seasons of ‘Real Humans’ (‘Äkta människor’’) for Swedish public broadcaster SVT. The ‘Real Humans’ format has received international acclaim and local versions have been produced for Channel 4 (UK) and AMC (US), where a third season is currently in pre-production.

Matador Film has also co-produced ‘Farang’ for C More/TV4 in Sweden.

Morten Mogensen, CEO of nice entertainment group: “Aficionados of great storytelling around the world are already enjoying Matador Film’s amazing productions. I’m proud to welcome Matador to nice – this acquisition gives us an even more exciting pipeline that meets the insatiable global demand for scripted content.”

Lasse Lundström, one of the most successful scriptwriters in Scandinavia with series such as ‘Tusenbröder’, ‘Pistvakt’, ‘Labyrint’ and ‘Poliser’, will join Nice Drama and bring a range of new development projects.

Nice entertainment group is one of the world’s leading creators, producers and distributors of television shows, commercials, events and branded content. A total of 30 different companies in 17 countries make up nice, which is behind acclaimed works in multiple genres ranging from factual, documentary and reality to game shows, lifestyle and drama.

Nice Drama has created successes such as the award winning ‘Midnight Sun’ (‘Midnatssol’) and ‘Thicker than Water’ (‘Tjockare än vatten’), both produced for SVT, and the Oscar nominated film ‘The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’ (‘Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann’).

Next up from Nice Drama is the noir series ‘Hassel’, starring Ola Rapace, which will premiere exclusively on MTG’s Nordic videostreaming service Viaplay on 8 September.

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