Cannes, France (16 May, 2019) – Building on a banner year at the local box office, Participant Media, the leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires audiences to engage in positive social action, has extended its multi-year output agreement with Nordisk Film Distribution for its films produced via Amblin Partners. The deal covers the Scandinavian territories of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
The renewed output deal includes the Untitled Todd Haynes Project, starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway, inspired by the DuPont environmental law suit, as well as several Amblin titles yet to be announced.
“Nordisk Film is a leader in the Scandinavian marketplace and we are thrilled to continue our partnership with them,” said Participant CEO David Linde. “The breadth of talent they have across departments, along with their passion for storytelling to spark positive, real-world impact, has led to an incredible alignment between our companies over the past several years, and we look forward to providing audiences with more inspiring content.”
“We are incredibly excited to extend our partnership with Participant Media,” said Kenneth Wiberg, President of Nordisk Film Distribution. “Building on the runaway success of Green Book, we look forward to releasing more quality films that combine commercial aspirations and Participant Media’s keen sense of taste with the power to impact our audiences to create change.”
Nordisk Film and Participant Media have had a strong relationship for years, working together on numerous recent releases, including Wonder, On the Basis of Sex, and Academy Award®Best Picture winner Green Book, which has grossed more than $10.7 million in Scandinavia, becoming the highest-grossing Participant release by Nordisk in those territories.