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Scandinavian Directors Form Creative Alliance for Six English-Language Films; Thomas Vinterberg and Lone Scherfig On Board

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 28, 2013 at 1:36PM

Six Scandinavian directors, including Lone Scherfig ("An Education") and Thomas Vinterberg ("The Hunt"), have joined forces to form the co-op Creative Alliance. The alliance will serve as a development company for each director to make a film in English for the international marketplace.
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Lone Scherfig
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Six Scandinavian directors, including Lone Scherfig ("An Education") and Thomas Vinterberg ("The Hunt"), have joined forces to form the co-op Creative Alliance. The alliance will serve as a development company for each director to make a film in English for the international marketplace.

Filmmakers Per Fly, Ole Christian Madsen, Dagur Kari and Janus Metz are also participating. The company aims to combine Scandinavian film traditions with the strength and scale of the US film industry. It has currently secured the funding for the initial six projects. Creative Alliance will subsequently continue to produce films of all budgets levels.

Producers Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy's newly created Parts & Labor International, along with producers Nikolaj Vibe Michelsen and Jacob Jorgensen, are working in collaboration with the filmmakers to form Creative Alliance.

This article is related to: News, News, Lone Scherfig, Thomas Vinterberg, Foreign


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.