1917 1

Source: Dreamworks Pictures/Universal Pictures


Amblin Partners and Nordisk Film said they have renewed for two years a distribution partnership that in recent years has covered Sam Mendes’ 1917 and Steven Spielberg’s The Post and The Girl On The Train.

The arrangement covers Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland and will run through the end of 2021.

The deal maintains Nordisk Film’s exclusive distribution of all Amblin-produced films, including theatrical, home video, TV, pay-per-view and VOD rights.

Mendes’ First World War thriller 1917 earned close to $10m in Nordisk Film’s four territories and according to Amblin has grossed more than $375m worldwide.

“Nordisk Film is one of the oldest, largest and most successful film companies in Europe,” said Chris Floyd, Amblin Partners’ COO and general counsel. “We know that, with Nordisk, our films are in the best possible hands in Scandinavia. We are pleased to extend our long relationship with our great friends at Nordisk and continue our years of mutual success.”

“We are excited to continue our long-term partnership with Amblin Partners,” added Kenneth Wiberg, president of Nordisk Film Distribution and vice-president of Nordisk Film. “Maybe more than ever, the world needs great films and captivating stories and Amblin is all about that. Nordic audiences have embraced Amblin’s high-quality films and they constitute an important part of our international film slate going forward.”

Amblin’s relationship with Nordisk Film started in 2012 through its predecessor DreamWorks Pictures.