ITV Studios Norway appoints new managing directorITV Studios Norway appoints new managing director

Format | Norway | 06/06/2019

ITV Studios has announced that Lars Finnland has been appointed as the new Managing Director of its Nordic label, ITV Studios Norway.

Finnland, who joins from events company 6.Sans Event where he was CEO, spent six years prior to that managing Nordisk Film TV, having also been Chief of Entertainment and initially a producer in his 16 years at the company.

While CEO at Nordisk Film TV, Finnland oversaw a reorganisation that established the company as one of the country’s leading production companies across drama, reality, event and factual entertainment. As Chief of Entertainment, he ran a department responsible for 150 shows, such as Vil du bli millionær, the local version of quiz show format Who Wants to be A Millionaire?, Jakten på kjærligheten, 71 grader nord, The Voice, Da damene dro, Heia Tufte and Åndenes makt, while before that, he produced more than 200 shows during a five year period for TV2, TV Norge, NRK and TV3.

Mike Beale, MD Nordics and Global Creative Network at ITV Studios, said: “Lars’ expertise and track record speaks for itself and I am delighted he is joining us to lead the label into a new and exciting phase. With the local creative talent alongside the strong catalogues of ITV Studios, Talpa Global, Twofour Rights and Elk Entertainment, we believe that the production entity can go from strength to strength.”

Finnland said: “I am incredibly happy and motivated to start the job as head of ITV Studios in Norway. We want growth in Norway. ITV Studios is undoubtedly one of the major international players in the market and, through a large and innovative international network, we hope to be able to bring new and modern TV concepts into the Norwegian market. I'm really looking forward to being a part of it.”

ITV Studios Norway has produced and co-produced over 40 television series, including Aber Bergen, Love Island, Ice Road Rescue and Nattpatruljen.
FormatBiz



Italian News

  • Rome - 19/06/2019  More episodes of daily soap Il Paradiso delle Signore: The series is produced by Aurora TV (Giannandrea Pecorelli) part of Banijay Group read more
  • Rome - 14/06/2019  Fox comedy Romolo + Giuly rolling for the next year: Wildside is filming season 2 to be aired next Autumn read more
  • Rome - 10/06/2019  In the afternoon of Canale5 debuts Turkish soap Bitter Sweet (Dolunay): Starting from June 10 read more
  • Milan - 06/06/2019  Sky Uno will premiere new edition of 4 Hotel with Bruno Barbieri: The show is produced by Dry Media (Banijay Group) read more
  • Rome - 05/06/2019  Rai2 premiered the original format Realiti : Produced by Fremantle is a social experiment involving young and adult public read more
  • Verona - 05/06/2019  Music event Seat Music Awards 2019 on Rai1 from Arena di Verona: The event will be aired on June 5th and 6th read more
endless love Kidnapped love

Tv Events

  • Montecarlo - 19/06/2019  Announced the winners of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival: The Monte-Carlo Television Festival and Eurodata TV Worldwide announced together  read more
  • Montecarlo - 19/06/2019  Rai 1 drama My Brilliant Friedn awarded at the 14th Montecarlo Film Festival: The series produced by Wildside is on production with season 2 read more
  • Dubrovnik - 14/06/2019  Last day of NEM offered a glimpse at possibilities of local productions: n its last day, NEM shifted its focus on local productions which are more welcome today in the European market read more
  • Los Angeles - 05/06/2019  Lorenzo Soria named president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association : Born in Argentina, spent his formative years in Italy, in Milan read more
  • Los Angeles - 05/06/2019  Why Do We Dance - To Provoke won the FAFF award as Best Dance Film: On air on Sky Arte Italy but also on Sky on demand  read more
  • Rome - 03/06/2019  Natpe Budapest 2019: Mediaset Distribution and MGE present new titles: Telenovelas from Mega Chile and drama series from Canale 5 will be launched during the event at the Hilton  read more
natpe budapest rosy