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Jacob Wendt Jensen

Jacob Wendt Jensen covers Denmark for Screen.

  • Denmark’s Terribly Happy submitted for foreign-language Oscar


    Henrik Ruben Genz’s Terribly Happy has been selected as the Danish contender for the foreign-language Oscar race.
  • Susanne Bier returns to Denmark to make The Revenge


    Danish director Susanne Bier is returning to her homeland for her next project, provincial town drama, The Revenge (Haevnen).
  • Safety net


    Meta Louise Foldager has succeeded Vibeke Windelov as Lars von Trier’s producer and explains the challenges she faced to Jacob Wendt Jensen.
  • Danish director Boe starts shooting fourth feature


    Danish director Christoffer Boe has begun shooting his fourth feature, which has the working title Everything Will Be Fine (Alting Bliver Godt Igen).
  • Danish director Per Fly completes line-up for latest production


    Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist and Marcin Dorosinski, the Polish actress, have completed the cast forThe Woman That Dreamed About A Man, the new international production from Danish director PerFly.
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo drives Danish box office


    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Niels Arden Oplev’s film, has single handedly driven ticket sales in Denmark over the first quarter of the year. The movie accounted for 20% ofall ticket sales in the first three months of 2009 and led to a 3% rise compared to the same period last year.
  • Terribly Happy comes out on top at 2009 Bodil Awards


    Terribly Happy directed by Henrik Ruben Genz was the main winner at the 61st edition of the Bodil Awards in Copenhagen on March 1, taking five awards including best Danish film.
  • Zentropa gives birth to new animation outfit


    Denmark's Zentropa has launched a new animation company, Rambuk, to be headed by director Stefan Fjeldmark.
  • Allan Hansen is new CEO at Nordisk Film


    Allan Hansen is the new CEO of Denmark's Nordisk Film.
  • Direction for Copenhagen Pix 2009 announced


    The focus of the first edition of the Danish film festival Copenhagen Pix will be new industry trends and talents it was announced today.
  • Focus: Kristian Levring is back with Fear Me Not


    Ten years on from the peak of the Dogme movement, Kristian Levring is back creating buzz with his latest feature, Fear Me Not. The Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde-inspired psychological drama was one of the stand-out hits at Toronto, where US rights were sold to IFC Films.
  • Denmark's Nimbus Film on the defensive as jobs are cut


    Leading Danish film company Nimbus Film is taking steps to respond to today's tougher financial climate in the film industry. Around a third of Nimbus staff will be cut from the company's Filmbyen offices, according to film magazine EKKO.
  • Two films from Ole Bornedal set for US remakes


    Two features from Danish director Ole Bornedal have been sold for US remakes.Mandate Pictures have secured rights to Just Another Love Story and The Substitute. Both films were shown at the Sundance Film Festival.Mandate Pictures will co-produce the remakes with Thura Film's Michael Obel whose work with Ole ...
  • Genz is Terribly Happy working outside the biz


    'Don't ask me what genre Terribly Happy is, I wouldn't know,' says Henrik Ruben Genz cheerfully. It is a typical reaction from the Danish director of the Crystal Globe winner at last month's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. After all, this is a man who prides himself on his lack of industry smarts and once sat near Clint Eastwood at the Academy Awards and failed to recognise him.
  • Winding Refn starts Scottish shoot for Valhalla Rising


    Nicolas Winding Refn has started the Scotland-based shoot for his next film, Valhalla Rising.
  • Danish Film Institute offers production funding for mobile films


    In a new industry innovation, the Danish Film Institute has allocated about $125,000 (600,000 Danish Kroner) for production of mini features for mobile phones. This marks the first large scale public funding for the mobile format, with these shorts earmarked to run 90 seconds to three minutes.
  • Madsen's $10m epic Flame & Citron opens as a hit in Denmark


    More than 100,000 Danes invaded the cinemas this weekend to watch Ole Christian Madsen's war epic Flame & Citron. In its first three days of release, the two-hour-plus project welcomed more than 101,101 cinemagoers.
  • Zentropa starts new fund to back challenging Danish films


    Lars von Trier's Danish production outfit Zentropa has started a new fund to give up to $1.2m (Euros 800,000) to challenging local film projects.
  • The Art Of Crying named Best Danish Film


    The Art Of Crying won two honours at the annual Bodil Awards last weekend in Copenhagen. Peter Schønau Fog's powerful drama won Best Danish Film and Jesper Asholt (Mifune) was named Best Actor for his mesmerizing performance of a father with incestuous tendencies. Fog had faced difficulty finding finance for the film and used the awards as an occasion to upbraid those financiers who chose ...
  • Danish box office hits 3.2m admissions in 2007


    Danish cinemagoers came out in support of local cinema in 2007, with the local market holding steady as it has roughly the past decade. About 3.2m tickets were bought for Danish films, representing 27% of the total admissions tally of 12.1m. For the year, overall ticket sales were down 3.5%, which is relatively healthy compared to other European territories. The Danish Film Institute noted that a rainy summer led to unusually good ticket sales.The domestic ...
  • Gosling, Waits on board for Dagur Kari's The Good Heart


    Icelandic director Dagur Kari, who previously made festival this Noi Albinoi and Dark Horse, is gearing up for a December start of shoot for his next project The Good Heart.The film, which shoots in San Francisco and Iceland, stars Ryan Gosling and Tom Waits. Kagur wrote the story, about a homeless boy living by the railroads in San Francisco who is 'adopted' ...
  • Danish Film Institute supports $7.2mviking epic


    Nicolas Winding Refn is getting ready to shoot Valhalla Rising with support from the Danish Film Institute.
  • Denmark's Nordisk buys 50% of Swedish producer S/S Fladen


    Copenhagen-based distributor Nordisk Film has formed a strategic partnership with Swedish production company S/S Fladen, acquiring 50% of the company. The deal is the latest in a string of alliances struck by Nordisk over the last two years after similar cooperations with Tre Vänner, Illusion Film, Hep Film and Bob Film. 'Close relations in the local movie production environment in all the Nordic countries are of great importance to Nordisk Film, and we are ...
  • NatFilm and Copenhagen plan to merge for new festival


    Denmark 's two leading film festivals, NatFilm and the Copenhagen International Film Festival, are busy in negotiations about merging the two events.
  • Nordic films triumph at Copenhagen


    More than half of the 11 features in competition at this years Copenhagen International Film Festival went home with an award.
  • Newspaper veteran named new CEO of Danish Film Institute


    The Danish Film Institute has announced that Henrik Bo Nielsen will take over as the new CEO of the instutute, as Henning Camre steps down from the post in June.Camre had strengthened the Danish industry's profile internationally, as well as backing local hits, in his decade at the job.Nielsen previously served as CEO at small but respected left-wing daily newspaper, Information, which he managed for 15 years. 'They chose me because of my solid experience ...
  • Fischer Christensen follows A Soap With Everyone's Dancing


    Producer Meta Louise Foldager has raised $3.26m (Euros 2.4m) in financing for Pernille Fischer Christensen's Everybody's Dancing (Drenge og piger danser).
  • A Soap surprise at the Bodil Awards


    The best film at this year's Danish Bodil prizes may have been Pernille Fischer Christensen's A Soap, but in many ways the star of the night was a film financing programme.
  • New Danish Screen to get new head at end of 2007


    The Danish Film Institute's New Danish Screen department will see big changes in 2007. Vinca Wiedemann has announced that she will not reapply for her position as head of the division, and will leave when her contract expires on Sept 1, 2007.The department has more new challenges and new initiatives to face in the coming year. After its success with festival hits including Pernille Fischer Christensen's A Soap and Anders Morgenthaler's ...
  • Von Trier makes devil's pact with Anders Thomas Jensen on Antichrist


    Lars von Trier recently took an unusual step to finish the script for his new horror film Antichrist. He phoned archrival and prolific writer/director Anders Thomas Jensen for help.
  • Soren Kragh-Jacobsen plans political thriller for Nimbus


    Danish director Soren Kragh-Jacobsen will start shooting political thriller Det som ingen ved (literal translation: What No One Knows) on Feb 19. The eight-week shoot will take place in Denmark and Sweden.
  • Denmark's Trust Film Sales expands into distribution


    Zentropa's sister company Trust International Film Sales has set up Trust Film Distribution to handle releases for Zentropa projects as well as other titles.
  • Denmark box office healthy despite drop in ticket sales for 2006


    Danish market share is down 6% from 2005, with 800,000 less ticket sales for local films in 2006. While a 26% share may seem a disappointing result, it comes after a boom year for Danish admissions in 2005.
  • Bier and Oplev lead Bodil prize nominations


    Denmark 's two biggest box office successes of 2006 also proved to be the critical, darlings earning four nominations each for the Bodil prize to be handed out Feb 25. Susanne Bier's melodrama After The Wedding and Niels Ardens Oplev's traditional coming of age story We Shall Overcome tied at four nominations each. The former sold nearly 392,000 tickets locally and the latter more than 406,000. Bier's film is nominated for best film and in both leading acting categories.
  • Denmark's Father sells well abroad


    Usually family filmsfrom Denmark don't sell very well abroad, but the case of Father Never Gives Up is proving more successful. The film sold511,000 tickets last winter in Danish cinemas, beating competition from SusanneBier and Anders Thomas Jensen to become the best performing Danish film thatopened in 2005.
  • Partners vote Zentropa out of Filmfolket


  • Nordisk buys 50% stake in DVD company Substanz


    Nordisk Film recently bought 50% of production companySubstanz. The Copenhagen-based production company has specialized in transferringold documentary bits of Danish people's everyday lives to the DVD format. The concept hastaken off with the public, with Substanz selling 330,000 DVDs in Denmark and Norway ...
  • Mads Mikkelsen signs up for Danish Flame & Citron


    Lars Bredo Rahbek, the producer behind the $7.6 (Euros 6m) Flame & Citron has signed up current Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen to play the lead character alongside co-star Thure Lindhardt.
  • Mikkelsen to star in wartime thriller Flame & Citron


    Mads Mikkelsen, the Danish star whose internationalprofile is set to soar when he is seen as the villain in Casino Royale later this month, has signed to play Citron in the$7.7m World War II thriller Flame & Citron.The Danish-language film will be directed by OleChristian Madsen, whose fourth feature Prague, also starring Mikkelsen, just ...
  • Denmark's Flame And Citron gains momentum


    Danish feature FlameAnd Citron has raised 75% of itsrelatively large $7.6m (45m Danish Kroner) and will head into production withdelivery set for 2008.
  • Scherfig returns to Danish film-making with Hjemve


  • Copenhagen gives top award to 12.08 East Of Bucharest


  • Lars von Trier to shoot horror project next summer


    Only hours after the worldpremiere of Lars von Trier's The Boss Of It All at the Copenhagen International Film Festivallast Thursday, the maverick director has announced his next film. Moving fromthe comedy of The Boss OfIt All, he will next tackle horror in Antichrist.The project was announced forthe first time two years ...
  • Thuesen starts shoot for Erik Nietzsche - The Early Years


    Erik Nietzsche - The Early Years starts shooting today in Denmark with newdirector Jacob Thuesen at the helm after previously attached Lone Scherfigdropped out of the project several months ago.
  • Princess team sets up new Danish production company


  • Copenhagen selects competitors for fourth, later festival


  • Zentropa plans seven low-budget genre features


    Danish production company Zentropa has created a new low-budget genre scheme called Perestrojka.
  • Kirsten Dalgaard to leave Camera for Nordisk


    Thismonth, Kirsten Dalgaard will leave her job as head ofCamera Film, Denmark's leading art-housedistributor, to join Nordisk Film.
  • Half of Zentropa up for sale to employees


  • Thomas Vinterberg plans Danish comedy


    After twointernational projects -- It's All About Love and Dear Wendy -- Thomas Vinterberg will return to Denmark to shoothis next feature, a comedy entitled A Man Comes Home.
  • Danish director Simon Staho readies third feature


    For his third feature Simon Staho is rounding up an impressive cast of Danish film andtheatre actors. The shoot of DaisyDiamond is scheduled to begin on May 22.The romantic drama stars Sofie Grabol (Accused), Trine Dyrholm(A Soap), Sonja Richter (Open Hearts) and Jens Albinus among others. Albinus willalso star in Lars von Triers' ...
  • Two segments dropped from Cannes film Paris Je T'aime


    ProducerClaudie Ossard from Victoires International has restructured the portmanteau Un Certain Regard opening title Paris Je t'Aime, with the contributionsfromDanish director Christoffer Boe and French-Israeli director RafaelNadjari left on the cutting-room floor.
  • Zentropa goes solo in Danish distribution


    Zentropa willdistribute its own films in Denmark starting from this autumn.
  • Demme's Neil Young film takes prize at Denmark's NATfilm


  • Denmark's NATfilm festival promises record screenings


    Denmark's 17th edition of the NATfilm whichopens on Friday, (24 March- 9 April) will be showing a record number of 165 moviesfrom around the world. This audience festival attracts a good number of peoplewith ticket sales usually around the 40,000 mark with screenings in Copenhagen,Odense, Århus and Aalborg and Malmö in Sweden.
  • Per Fly's Manslaughter wins best film at Bodil Awards


    Per Fly's last instalment of his class trilogy,Manslaughter, cleaned up on Sundaynight at the Bodil Awards in Copenhagen. The Danish Association of Film Critics Awardsare amongst the most prestigious along with the RobertAwards. Manslaughter won Best Film, Best Actor and Best femalesupporting actress. Jesper Christensen, who is alsoknown for the first of Per Flys' trilogy, ...
  • Anders Thomas Jensen wins Robert award for Best Film


    The Danish Film Academy handed out its annualRobert awards in Copenhagen last night. Anders Thomas Jensen's Adam's Apples scored four awards withPer Fly's Manslaughter taking homethree. The winning films were also two of the big commercial successes at theDanish box office in 2005 with 355.689 and 393.239 ...
  • Danish box-office takings down just 1.85%


    Danish box office takings for 2005 were $125m(103,230,809 Euros), a drop of 1.85% on 2004's record year. This slight declinebucks the trend for the box office across Europe which saw all territories substantiallydown such as Germany with an 18.1% drop and Spain down by 12.7%. ...
  • A big boost for the Copenhagen Film Fund


    Producers with a keen eye for Copenhagen might want to look more closely towards the Danishcapital in a year or so. In January 2007 The Copenhagen Film Fund willbe operational with an annual budget of $6.5m (5.5m Euros). The aim of the fundis to attract international film productions to the Capital Region ofCopenhagen. ...
  • Changing of the guard at Lars von Trier


    Meta Louise Foldager hasbeen named as Lars von Trier's new producer after Vibeke Windeløv departed after adecade to pursue other projects. The 31year-old produced King's Gamedirected by Nikolaj Arceland Angels in Fast Motion directed byOle Christian Madsen. "In thecontext ...
  • Changing of the Lars von Trier guard


    Meta Louise Foldager hasbeen named as Lars von Trier's new producer after Vibeke Windeløv departed after adecade to pursue other projects. The 31year-old produced King's Gamedirected by Nikolaj Arceland Angels in Fast Motion directed byOle Christian Madsen.
  • Hella Joof to direct a slew of films


    Popular Danishdirector Hella Joof hassigned to direct two Nordic features in 2006. First up is the Swedish drama Lina's Diary, (Under Ombygning) its preliminaryinternational title with a budget of $1.2-$2.1m (1-1.8m Euros). SF will beproducing. It ...
  • Nils Malmros starts shooting Kaerestesorger


    Director Nils Malmros has just started shooting one of the most expensive Danish films of all-time: the budget for Kaerestesorger is set at $4.3m (3.7m Euros), including a record backing from the Danish Film Institute.
  • Von Trier's producer call it quits


    Vibeke Windeløv, Lars von Trier's producer for manyyears, has decided to bow out of producing his upcoming feature My Man the President. After working on severalof Von Trier's international film projects Windeløvat the age of 54 wants new challenges. She will remain a co-owner of Zentropa and may return to producing films there at a laterstage.
  • Zentropa sign deal with producer Regnar Grasten


    Zentropa has invited a new partner into Filmbyen, Copenhagen. Local producer RegnarGrasten has moved his production facilities from DetDanske Filmstudie where many popular classics were made to Zentropa.Zentropa will produce Grasten'snext three films, one of which is a fourth sequel to the popular Anja ...
  • Oscar-nominated Gaup hopes it's third time lucky


    Oscar-nominee Nils Gaup will try his luck at abig Scandinavian film challenge for the third time in his career.
  • Danes fall for their own Bridget Jones


    Denmark has fallen for its very own Bridget Jones - ahit film based on a newspaper column about a frustrated single girl eating toomuch ice cream and having too few boyfriendsNynne's Diary is ruling the Danish box-office charts selling 277,000 tickets in fourweeks and the film is still shown in 58 copies. Just ...
  • Danes fall for their own Bridget Jones


    Denmark has fallen for its very own Bridget Jones - ahit film based on a newspaper column about a frustrated single girl eating toomuch ice cream and having too few boyfriendsNynne's Diary is ruling the Danish box-office charts selling 277,000 tickets in fourweeks and the film is still shown in 58 copies. Just ...
  • Danish box-office stronger than much of Europe


    Denmark's box office is faring better than the rest of Europe. With many European countries seeing ticket sales dip 15-20%, Denmark is only down about 7% over last year, and with blockbusters such as Harry Potter and King Kong forthcoming, Danish box-office performance could be on par with last year by the end of December.
  • Glawogger and Herzog share Copenhagen garlands


    The top prize at this year's third Copenhagen Dox film festival was shared between Michael Glawogger'sWorkingman's Death and WernerHerzog's The White Diamond.
  • Fly's Manslaughter wins Nordic Council prize


    Per Fly's Manslaughterhas won the prestigious NordicCouncil Film Prize 2005The third film in Fly's class trilogy, Manslaughter is still playing well in Denmark after six weeks of releaseand ...
  • Danish film-makers take aim at Dogme, Trier


    Two high profile Danishfilm-makers have embarked on new projects that appear to be attacks on thecountry's most famous film exports - Lars von Trier and the Dogme movement.
  • Trier turns to comedy with Manager


    Lars von Trier has said hisnext film, The Manager Of It All, will be a comedy that he will shoot inFebruary next year.
  • Copenhagen Screenings win seller approval


    The Copenhagen International Film Festival's (Aug 18-28)new industry Screenings programme has been given the stamp of approval byScandinavian sellers.Trust Film Sales, NordiskFilm Sales and Angel Film have reported strong interest generated by the CopenhagenScreenings. Ten new Danish films wereshown to 30 international buyers over a two-day period during ...
  • Strong opening for Fly's Manslaughter


    Danish director Per Fly Manslaughter had a strong opening in itslocal market over the weekend on the back of rave reviews.
  • Live And Become flies off with Copenhagen award


    Romanian director RaduMihaileanu's Live And Become took the Golden Swan for best film and thebest script prize at this year's Copenhagen International Film Festival.
  • Giant recognised at Haugesund


    Norwegian documentary Giant has walked off with most of the top prizesat the NorwegianInternational Film Festival in Haugesund, which wrapped today (August 26).
  • Strings director wins backing for dark satire


    Danish director Anders Ronnow-Klarlund has won backingfor his follow-up to festival title Strings,called John, Bodil, China and Melanie.
  • Copenhagen selects ten Euro films for competition


    The third Copenhagen International Film Festival (Aug18-28) has unveiled a ten strong line-up of European films for its maincompetition. Danish cinema is represented by by Murk, Jannik Johansen's thrillerfollow up to his caper comedy Rembrandt. German director Andreas Dresen follows up his festivalhit Grill Point with ...
  • Winding Refn lines up Viking tale Valhalla Rising


    Pusher and FearX director Nicolas Winding Refn is lining up a new film about a mute Vikingcalled Valhalla Rising.
  • Roeg to chair Copenhagen festival jury


    Director Nicolas Roeg is to preside over the jury atthe third Copenhagen International Film Festival (CIFF). The festival, which will focus on European films thisyear, is scheduled to run from August 18-28.Roeg (Don't Look Now, Performance) is preparing aphilosophical thriller to be shot next year with Neve Campbell in a leadingrole.
  • Copenhagen festival to focus on European film


    TheCopenhagen International Film Festival (Aug 18-28) is to concentrateexclusively on screening European films.
  • Manderlay disappoints on debut launch


    Lars Von Trier's Manderlay launched on its hometurf over the weekend, registering a disappointing 3,686 admissions in Danishcinemas. It was the first territory to launch the Cannes competition film.
  • Trier confirms Kidman interest in USA trilogy - if it gets made


  • Trust Film Sales whips up Storm sales


    The promo of Swedishthriller Storm directed by MansMarlind and Bjorn Stein is selling quicker than most finished films on theTrust Film Sales counter.
  • Von Trier sets aside USA trilogy to renew his Dogme vows


    Cannes favourite Lars VonTrier, in competition with the second part of his USA trilogy Manderlay, will shoot aDogme film in February next year before making part three, Wasington, which has nowbeen postponed until 2007.
  • Nordisk to embark on Johnny pre-sales at Cannes


    Copenhagen based Nordisk Film International Sales isto open pre-sales at Cannes for UK-Irish-Danish co-production Johnny Was. The violent thriller, set in the underworld of London,stars Vinnie Jones and will shoot in London and Ireland. The $4.4m film is produced by Affinity, Borderline,Revolver and Nordisk Film. It is directed by Mark ...
  • Acclaimed Danish director prepares for Sleeps


    AcclaimedDanish director Annette K. Olesen is about to start shooting her next film, anensemble piece called Den Der Sover which has the English working titleof The One Who Sleeps.
  • Danes chew over Jensen's Apples


    AndersThomas Jensen's black comedy Adam's Apples scored a record opening inDenmark over the weekend.
  • Von Trier, Scherfig team for Erik Nietzsche


    LoneScherfig is set to direct Erik Nietzsche - the Early Years, based on asemi-autobiographical script written by Lars von Trier.
  • Oscar winning short film director cranks up debut feature


    Danishdirector Martin Strange-Hansen, who won the 2002 Oscar best short film award,has started shooting his feature debut, True Spirit.
  • Ghobadi's Turtles flies off with NatFilm prize


    Bahman Ghobadi's Turtles Can Fly won theaudience prize at the 16th NATfilm festival in Denmark.The film, which is set in an Iraqi refugee camp priorto the US led invasion, is a follow up to Ghobadi's arthouse hit A Time ForDrunken Horses.The Critics Award went to the only documentary runningin competition, The Devil and Daniel ...
  • North by Northwest script scheme unveils line-up


  • Angels leads Danish box office charge


    Danish films have made a major impression at thelocal box office in the first two months of 2005.
  • Von Trier turns his hand to sitcom writing


    Palme D'Or winning directorLars von Trier is taking a short break from film production to write for aDanish TV sitcom.The Danish director hasagreed to pen an episode of Clown, a critically acclaimed sitcom fromtwo of Denmark's top stand-up comedians Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam.The ...
  • Nordisk Film chief quits for top broadcasting job


    Nordisk Film chief Kenneth D. Plummer has been named as the newhead of Danish national broadcaster Denmark Radio (DR).Plummer, 44, will take overin his new role on October 1, leaving Nordisk Film parent company EgmontEntertainment plenty of time to find a successor.One of the oldest filmcompanies ...
  • Dedicated Scandinavian film channel set for launch


    A team of Scandinavian producers headed by NielsAalbaek Jensen is planning to launch a pay-TV film channel dedicated toScandinavian film.
  • Hit Danish director readies supernatural Island


    Nikolaj Arcel, the Danish director of local smash King'sGame, is to shoot action adventure The Island Of Lost Souls thisJune.
  • Denmark's NatFilm Festival to open with 11 hour epic


    The 16th edition ofCopenhagen's NatFilm Festival (April 1-17) will kick off with a screening of Edgar Reitz's11-hour long Heimat 3 - A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings,the latest film in the director's trilogy about Germany.
  • Von Trier drops the dead donkey


    Lars Von Trier has bowed to pressure from animal rightsorganisations and cut scenes of a butchered donkey from his forthcoming Manderlay.
  • Copenhagen kids festival gets new director


    Dionysos ReitsKerasiotis is to take over as director of the Copenhagen InternationalChildrens Film Festival, 'Buster', from the sixth edition in September.Kerasiotis will replace outgoing director Ane Skak.
  • Finland's Frozen Land takes top Gothenburg prize


    Finnishfeature Frozen Land (Paha Maa) by director Aku Louhimies has won the top prize inthe Nordic competition at the 28th Gothenburg Film Festival.