David Chase has produced, written, and directed critically acclaimed television shows such as influential Peabody Award-winning HBO drama series The Sopranos. The Sopranos, which he created, is the most financially successful series in the history of cable television and is acknowledged as one of the greatest television series of all time. Inspired by William Wellman’s The Public Enemy and his early years in New Jersey, Chase created and developed the HBO series The Sopranos. The show, which premiered January 10, 1999, is recognized as a phenomenon in American television and popular culture, winning a multitude of awards, 21 Emmys and five Golden Globes among them.
Amy E. Duddleston is an American television and film editor from Arizona with over 30 years of experience. She edited the remake of the 1998 movie classic Psycho and has worked on tv shows such as The Killing, Dexter and In Treatment. She is behind the HBO series Mare of Easttown, and was this summer nominated for two Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing category for the episodes "Fathers" and "Miss Lady Hawk Herself."
Christine Heitmann has extensive experience from drama series. She has worked as a drama photographer in NRK for 15 years, and 10 years as an editor. With series such as "17" (seasons 2-4), ROT, "Like Me" and "Hodet i klemme," she focuses mainly on series for adolescents and young adults.
Director, producer and CEO of production company Mad Rabbit
Kari Skogland is a Canadian director and producer with more than 25 years of experience from Hollywood. She was selected as one of the Hollywood Reporter's "Ten Directors to Watch" for the 2002 feature film Liberty Stands Still, which she both wrote and directed. She won a BAFTA in 2018 for The Handmaid's Tale and was nominated for an Emmy the same year. Skogland was the executive producer and director of all episodes of the Disney+ series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and also has series such as Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead, Vikings, The Americans and House of Cards on her comprehensive resume.
Englestad er professor i film- og tv-vitenskap ved Høgskolen i Innlandet. Han har spesialisert seg på fortelleteori, sjanger og produksjonsstudier.
Andreas Seierstad is editorial director for publishing and international program procurement at NRK Super. He has experience as a procurer for NRK TV and as a long-time channel manager for NRK3.
Jesper Dahl is Nordic director of ViacomCBS. He has a long career behind him in the television industry. Among others he has worked for Canal Digital and MTV Networks. For the past 15 years, he has held various management positions at ViacomCBS – one of the world's largest media and entertainment companies, the creators of, among others, the streaming service Paramount+ (launched in the Nordic countries in the spring of 2021). Dahl took over the position of Nordic Director on 1 October 2018.
Anders Veberg has been an Aftenposten journalist since 2015, working on Si ;d and the podcast “Explained”, among others. He now works as a cultural journalist with a focus on technology and media.
He has previously worked for fremtiden.no, Universitas and NRK.
Iacob Christian Prebensen is a trained media scientist and works on audience segments, strategy and drama as an NRK analyst.
Vegard Tveito has a master's degree in technology, innovation and knowledge, and works as a qualitative analyst at NRK, which means that he talks to people to find out why they act as they do.
Svennevig has a degree in media studies and currently works in NRK's strategy and media division. He is head of VOD planning at NRK's streaming service NRK TV, where he is responsible for the content catalogue.
Uli Hanisch has been professor of production design at the International Film School in Cologne since 2018. He has collaborated many times with Tom Tykwer and was in 2007 awarded for best production design for his film The Perfume. He made the production design for Babylon Berlin, but is with us first and foremost to tell us how he created the fantastic universe of the hit series The Queen's Gambit.
Eli Bø is Professor of Design for Film & Media at Stockholm University of the Arts.
She has headed degree courses in screen design at a number of film schools and universities in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. Her research interests focus on narrative design methods and on how space, place, architecture, and objects are impacted as storytelling tools by new digital formats, platforms and virtual production processes.
Vilde Schanke Sundet is a media analyst at the University of Oslo. Recently she wrote "Television drama in the age of streaming", based on studies made on well-known Norwegian TV shows, the observations of the state channel NRK and interviews with more than 100 TV experts and fans.
Erika Calmeyer is a director and assistant director, known for Young Royals (2021), Behind Her Eyes (2021) Nudes (2019) and Twin (2019).
Anne Sewitsky is a director and writer, known for the features Sickly Happy (2010), Jørgen + Anne = true (2011) The closest (2015), Sonja (2018) . Now working on several TV Drama productions: 2019 Black Mirror (1ep), 2019 Castle Rock (2ep), 2020 Monsterland (1ep), 2021 A Very British Scandal (3ep). – in production.
Magnus Martens is a screenwriter and director and is internationally recognized for his ability to deliver stylish, creative action and exciting thriller drama. He made his breakthrough with the Norwegian comedy-thriller Jackpot. In 2012 Magnus became one of Variety's 10 Euro Directors to Watch. Currently, he’s the conceptual director for the new Norwegian series Furia. International experience: Banshee, 12 Monkeys, Power, Marvel's Luke Cage, Good Behavior, Longmire, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Will and Fear the Walking Dead. In 2019, Martens directed the pilot and several episodes of the new Walking Dead-Spin off series “Walking Dead: World Beyond”.
Jakob Berg is a communications advisor at the Norwegian Film Institute and a media scientist with a master's thesis on target audience definition in Norwegian film. Berg has a background as journalist, prison officer, beer coach, musician as well as from the Norwegian customs service.
Pål Bugge Haagenrud worked on Exit, Dag, Lilyhammer, Wisting, Beforeigners, Side by Side, Swedish Dicks, The Third Eye and much more. He is also a co-owner of Moviebird.
Kai Hanno Schwind is a media scientist and associate professor at Kristiania University College in Oslo. He researches the medialization of humour, including the comedy genres, political satire, transnational humour and comedy, and the relationship between humour and taboo. He wrote "Friends – A Reading of the Sitcom" (Palgrave, 2019) with co-author Simone Knox. The book is the first comprehensive academic analysis of the series phenomenon Friends. In addition, he is a panel member of the Rushprint podcast “Filmsamtalen”, and created the podcast TYSKERNE, which deals with German politics and culture.
Norwegian comedian, artist and actor. He broke through in 2016 with celebrity parodies on Instagram. Since 2019 he has been successful with the humor series Førstegangstjenesten [In the Army Now] on NRK TV and makes the podcast Friminutt together with Mikkel Niva for NRK.
Nazneen Khan-Østrem is an Oslo commentator in Aftenposten. She has previously worked as a publishing editor for Aschehoug, senior lecturer of journalism at Oslo Met, and as a journalist for both newspapers and television. In 2019, she published the book "London. Among gangsters, rabbis, oligarchs, rebels and other children of the British Empire".
Adam Price is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning screenwriter and playwright who has written numerous TV series reaching a broad audience in countries all over the world.
Among some of Price’s resent productions is the TV series Ragnarok, season 1-2 (Netflix Original, 2020 -), which is available on Netflix in more than 190 countries. Furthermore, Price is the creator and writer behind the critically acclaimed and award-winning TV series Ride Upon the Storm (DR/ Danish Broadcasting Corporation, 2017 – 2018) and the BAFTA-awarded series Borgen, season 1-3 (DR/ Danish Broadcasting Corporation, 2010-2013).
Currently Price is working on a new season of the political drama Borgen which is set to air on DR in 2022. Thereafter it will air on Netflix.
Brandvik is the general secretary of NHF, Chairman of the Board of SAFO (cooperation forum for disabled people's organizations) and Chairman of the Board of Beitostølen Healthsports Center. Former head of the social policy department of Uloba Independent Living Norway. Member of Parliament for the Labor Party, Mayor of Lindås municipality, Vice President of ENIL (European network on independent living), Member of advisory panel FRA (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights)
Peterson is the managing director of Døves Media, which delivers programmes in Norwegian sign language to NRK, as well as creating content for its own online tv channel (dovesmediatv.no). Peterson is a political scientist and has previously been head of the sign language department in NRK, has done extensive work for different ministries, and has been the secretary general of the Norwegian Association of the Deaf.
Kamara was born in Sierra Leone and has been strongly committed to the struggle for disability equality through the Norwegian Disability Association and the youth organization NHFU. In 2021 she became presenter of Supernytt on NRK Super. Sally loves to use her creativity to convey what’s going on in the world, as well as address social issues. She believes it is important that more children to be able to relate to what they see when watching TV, movies and TV shows - as this was something she herself never experienced.
Tangen is director of development, games and film at the Norwegian Film Institute. For over 20 years he has produced award-winning drama series, feature films, documentaries and short films. Anders' most famous series are Lilyhammer and Norsemen, celebrated by viewers all over the world. The multi-award winning drama comedy Dag has been acclaimed by European critics and viewers. His productions have also been presented at the largest worldwide festivals.
Celine is a trained actress. She has run Stella Casting in 27 years and casted about 60 Norwegian feature films as well as TV series and commercials. She teaches at The Norwegian Film School and do actor coaching.
Frithjof Jacobsen is the political editor of Dagens Næringsliv. He has previously been the head of VG's commentary section, reporter and presenter for NRK's Dagsnytt Atten and Ukeslutt, as well as co-host for the podcast Giæver and Joffen. He also produced the award-winning documentary "Estonia: The discovery that changed history " (2020).
Henriette Steenstrup is a highly acclaimed actress, comedian, writer and presenter. Throughout her multifaceted career, she has starred in several popular films and TV series, from the worldwide success Lilyhammer and the comedy A Good Number Two, to the upcoming Netflix drama Ragnarok and the award-winning film Beware of Children. She most recently finished season 2 of Pørni, for which she both wrote the script and plays the lead part.
Ida Håndlykken Kvernstrøm is a drama producer for Monster Scripted and has produced Pørni.
She has previously been a producer for Young and Promising, På Rektors Kontor and Bloodride.
Førsund is a journalist and author. He has a been a feature journalist for Dagbladet and Dagens Næringsliv, in addition to having participated in a number of television productions. In recent years he has made several podcasts for NRK – including "Familiene på Orderud", "Det svarte flagget" and "Tobias". The podcast "Koht vil leve", made for Aftenposten, won “radio documentary of the year” at Prix Radio. Prior to "Koht's book", Joachim Førsund has also written three non-fiction books and two novels. His fictional debut, "Jeg kunne gått hjem i blinde" (The Publishing House October 2009), was nominated for the P2 listeners' novel prize in NRK.
Ivar Køhn is head of drama at NRK, a role he has held since 2013. Previously he was director for NFI. He has also been a producer for Maipo, headed the script department at SVT and a screenwriter on three TV series.
Reuben Sletten is head of content design for NRK's media division, and is responsible for the presentation of programs on NRK's streaming service NRK TV. He has worked in the film industry for many years and contributed to several feature films and television series in Norway and Sweden. Sletten has also been a producer of the Tromsø International Film Festival and worked as editorial director for Program Riks at NRK Troms.
Joachim Alte has 18 years of experience from the music industry, as a music producer, songwriter, artist manager, publisher and music supervisor. He has assisted with music consulting and clearance for productions such as Home for Christmas 2, Supervention 2, SKAM, The Bloggers and The 12th. Man. With a good understanding of the current rights situation and extensive experience with the creative processes of music, Joachim is a great resource when it comes to music delivery for brands and productions.
Morten Rønningen has worked at NRK for almost 30 years, the last 20 as an editor and post-producer of documentaries and series. He has extensive experience with character building and dramaturgy after several workshops with Maine Media in the USA.
Gunhild Nymoen is head of sound drama at NRK. From 2016 – 2020 she was theatre director at Radioteatret. Gunhild has led the renewal of sound drama at NRK, she is a trained dramatic adviser and has worked there since 2009.
Ingrid Torjesen has been a producer of sound drama for NRK since January 2021. Before this, she was a podcast producer for Rubicon. She went to Westerdals in Oslo, and wrote her bachelor's degree on how to renew sound drama and the radio drama genre in Norway. Ingrid has produced three sound dramas for NRK, including Tourists, which was nominated for the Prix Europa/Berlin in 2020.
Anna Bache Wiig is a Norwegian actor, writer, screenwriter and creator of series. She has appeared in series such as Koselig Med Peis, Mammon and Acquitted.
Together with Siv Rajendram Eliassen, she has written and developed successes such as "Acquitted" and "Witch Hunt".
Siv Rajendram Eliassen is a screenwriter with extensive experience from TV drama. She has a master's degree in sociology and was studying to become a psychologist when she joined TV2. She has contributed to series such as Størst Av Alt, Codename Hunter and Those Who Kill. Together with Anna Bache Wiig, she is behind the successes "Acquitted" and "Witch Hunt". Anna Bache Wiig and Siv Rajendram Eliassen started their creative collaboration in 2011.
Ine graduated from the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre and is employed at the National Theatre. She has played in a number of Norwegian films and TV series such as "Norwegian Building Blocks", "Christmas in Blood Mountain" and "Never grown up", and in 2012 won the Gullruten for Best Actress for her role in "Absolutely Perfect", the same role for which she won the comedy award in 2015 and 2016.
Atle is a comedian, actor and screenwriter and known from TV successes such as Uti vår hage, Etaten and Dag, as well as a number of films and performances. He is currently on the stand-up show 12 Good Tips.
Together with Bård Tufte Johansen, he won Leif Juster's honorary award for 2020 for this show.
Kvernstrøm started his career in the late 1980s as an editor for TVNorge. He eventually became a producer and helped develop and produce many of TVNorge's greatest successes such as Casino, Reisesjekken and Klart Svar. He has since partaken in the establishing of Nordisk Film og Monster and has been channel and programme director for TV 2. In 2017 he partook in the founding of the advertising and production agency The Oslo Company.
Øyen is the head of drama at Discovery. From 2010 to 2020 he was responsible for TVNorge and Discovery's comedy initiative, and is the man behind the channel's long list of humor dramas such as Neste Sommer, Helt Perfekt, Hvite Gutter and Sigurd fåkke pult. Øyen is a trained media scientist, and has extensive experience as executive producer.
Pål is educated in media and TV production at NTNU Trondheim, has more than 20 years of experience from the TV industry. With PLAN-B he has developed and produced series such as "Tjukken og Lillemor" and "Truls à la Hellstrøm".
"Kjære Landsmenn" is his debut as a series creator and drama producer.
Hallvar graduated from the directing line at the Norwegian Film School and won the Student Academy Awards for his graduation film Tuba Atlantic. He has directed countless episodes of "Next Summer" and "Absolutely Perfect”. He recently had his feature film debut with "Everybody Hates Johan".
Sommer has worked for TV 2 since 2015, first as humor manager and project manager, and since August 2021 as head of drama with content responsibility for the channel's drama investments. From 1999 to 2015 Alice was producer and screenwriter in Rubicon TV with an emphasis on humor productions, and also wrote for NRK in the period 1997-2003. She has also contributed as a lyricist to stage performances and was awarded Komiprisen's academic prize in 2004 together with screenwriter partner Anne Bjørnstad.
Haug has worked as a screenwriter, consultant and author on various TV productions both nationally and internationally. In 2010 he was hired as project manager for TV 2 to lead the focus on TV drama. In 2015, TV2 established a separate drama department, and Haug was formally hired as head of drama. In the spring of 2021, Haug quit TV 2 and currently works as Head of Drama Series Development for HBO Nordic.
The award-winning Norwegian director Sara Johnsen (b. 1970) is one of Scandinavia’s most distinguished directors and writers. Her first feature film, Kissed by Winter (2005), received fantastic reviews and became Norway’s submission to the Academy Awards. It was also the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at AFI Fest and nominated for the prestigious Nordic Council Film Prize, following up with more award-winning films as Upperdog and Framing Mom. Johnsen is creator and writer of 22 July, a series about the everyday heroes who took action following the terror attack in Norway on July 22nd, 2011. 22 July premiered in January 2020 and has been lauded in the Norwegian and international press. Johnsen also emerged as the winner of the 2020 Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award for 22 July.
Pål Sletaune is one of Norway's leading writers and directors. Sletaune has gained great creative and commercial success both with his feature films and drama series.
1997 marked the release of his first feature film, Junk Mail, which quickly became a big hit among critics and audiences. Junk Mail was among other selected as the Norwegian entry for 'Best Foreign Language Film' at the 70th Academy Awards, won 'Best Film' at the Amanda Awards, and was selected for the critic's week at Cannes Festival, where it was awarded the top prize in its category.
Sletaune is, together with Sara Johnsen, creator, writer and director of the acclaimed TV drama 22 July, a series about the everyday heroes who took action following the terror attack in Norway in 2011. 22 July premiered in January 2020 and has been lauded in Norwegian and international pressure. At the Golden Screen Awards, 22 July was voted 'Best TV Drama' and Sletaune won in the category 'Best Director'. Sletaune and Johnsen also received the prestigious Fritt Ord Tribute for 22 July, a tribute that acknowledges remarkable efforts to promote free speech.
Series creator Linn-Jeanethe Kyed is a trained screenwriter from the Norwegian Film School of Lillehammer and has a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication from Oslo University College. In 2012, she was Oscar-nominated for "Tuba Atlantica". She has written scripts for series such as Gullruten-winning " Heimebane" to the Amanda-winning "Børning 1" and "Sammen om drømmen” as well as the documentaries "Magnus" and "Born2Drive". Linn-Jeanethe grew up at Ulefoss, which is close to Bø, where the action in "Rådebank" takes place, and therefore knows the scene well. "Rådebank" has won over both critics and audience and is one of NRK's most-streamed series with over one million viewers.
Marie Hafting has an extensive experience as a screenwriter. She has developed and written for series such as "Mellom Oss", "Unge Lovende" and "En får værra som en er". In addition, she has been the showrunner for "Hotel Caesar" and worked on development for several production companies. Marie has also written plays and has a master's degree in theatre studies from the University of Oslo.
Hagen is a producer at Motlys and is best known for being behind the success Heimebane together with her husband Johan Fasting.
Journalist at Aftenposten, where he reviews tv series and writes about crime fiction.
Culture Editor at Aftenposten with more than 20 years of experience in cultural journalism.
Nilsen is a long-time music, film and series reviewer in VG
Camilla Rydbacken is VP Scripted Content at Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the operator of the fast-expanding Viaplay streaming service. She is responsible for the development of NENT Group’s extensive slate of originals, which includes the hit shows ‘Love Me’, the Canneseries winner ‘Partisan’ and ‘Thunder in My Heart’, along with upcoming productions such as ‘The Box’, ‘Pørni’ season two and ‘Billy the Kid’. Before taking on this role in October 2019, Camilla held a range of senior content positions including Head of Content at NENT Group Sweden, Head of Content at Nordisk Film TV Sweden and Head of Local Production at Discovery Networks Sweden.
Hedenstad is a film and series critic for NRK Filmpolitiet. She rants about tv shows both on radio and in podcasts and writes reviews for NRK.no
Kaveh currently works as a writer and producer in NRK, where she has worked on titles such as Norsk-ish, Rådebank, 17 and Kongen av Gulset.
Nora Ibrahim has worked for many years as a researcher and screenwriter in NRK P3`s TV editorial staff. Later she became a producer in the same department, and produced Faten tar valget, and the drama series "17" and "18" mm. For the past two years she has been development manager for drama in the production company The Oslo Company, where she is also executive producer on several drama series including “Alt du elsker".