For immediate release:
France/Germany – Tuesday October 18th, 2022 – Federation Studios (Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan) has acquired distribution rights to 66th North Precinct (8 X 52′), a Finnish crime series produced by Yellow Film & TV, the leading independent production company in Finland (Arctic Circle, Borg vs McEnroe, Adults). Federation will handle international sales of the series in partnership with Nordisk Film Distribution, one of the Nordic film industry’s biggest players.
Federation will bring the series to the international market at MIPCOM 2022.
Created by producer and showrunner Olli Haikka, Olli Tola and author Timo Varpio (Arctic Circle, Roba Downshiftaajat), and directed by Teppo Airaksinen (Ceiling, Supercool, Downshiftaajat), 66th North Precinct is a character-led procedural crime series set in Lapland, the world's largest police precinct. This crime series delivers a heady mix of corruption, family life, and boxing all within the backdrop of the wild artic North.
66th North Precinct tells the story of Detective Inspector Maria Pudas, an ex-world champion boxer who, with the help of her partner Samu, solves crimes all over the unforgiving yet beautiful Nordic landscape. She lives in Rovaniemi, Finland, with her wife Essi and their two children, Leo and Sofia. Maria is a loving and playful mother, yet one who spends too much time on her tough, exhausting job, according to her wife Essi. Maria lives, what seems to be on the surface, a well-balanced life. Her passion for boxing lays deep and latent within her and when she is given the chance to get back in the ring to try and fix her father’s debts, she doesn’t hesitate for long but thinks it’s best to keep this new secret from her wife…
The series will premiere on the Finnish channel YLE in 2023.
Press contacts Federation:
Valérie Tailland +33 (0)6 82 57 06 09/ email@example.com
Cynthia Torosjan +33 (0)6 19 47 68 35/ firstname.lastname@example.org
About Federation Studios:
Led by Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan, Federation heralds a new breed of independent European studios, focusing on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high-quality original productions for the global marketplace. Previously Federation Entertainment, Federation Studios works with the best worldwide talents and partners in the industry to create a strong distribution portfolio as well as an array of premium international productions. Only nine years after its creation, the production and distribution studio based in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Madrid, London, Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, and Tel-Aviv boasts 230 full-time employees, a number which continues to grow monthly.
Active in the drama, kids & family, documentary and light entertainment space, Federation works with all platforms and major broadcasters in the market. Its rich portfolio includes major award-winning and international successes such as the cult spy series The Bureau (50 X 52’), the financial thriller Bad Banks (12 x 52’), the Netflix original hit series Baby (now 3 seasons), the premium live-action hit for tweens Find Me In Paris (78 X 26′), Around the World in 80 Days starring David Tennant, produced for the European Alliance (France Televisions, ZDF, Rai), BBC and PBS Masterpiece; as well as Varane, Destin de Champion (Amazon Prime Video), Nadia (Canal+) and Shocking Schiaparelli (52’, France Télévision & RTS) to name a few.
About Yellow Film & TV:
Yellow Film, the Nordic’s largest and most prolific independent production studio, led by CEO Olli Haikka, has produced more than 600 hours of quality film and TV content since 1994 and is run by a team of creators, screenwriters, directors, and producers, developing a wide range of genres and formats - from primetime thrillers like Arctic Circle, to the hospital drama Nurses and half-hour comedies like Sunday Lunch and family films such as Super Furball Saves the Future.It has already proved its ability to work successfully with international partners with the success of Borg vs McEnroe, which it co-produced with SF Film and on the recent documentary feature The Happy Worker, which premiered at CPH:DOX 2022.
It recently launched Yellow Film International, led by producer Jackie Larkin (J. K. Rowling’s Strike Series, Mrs. Wilson, Stella Days) and her Dublin-based team and struck a deal with WME Independent to build its international English language feature film slate and lead the company’s world-wide growth plan with significant stories with bigger budgets and global talent attached.
About Nordisk Film:
Nordisk Film is a leading Nordic entertainment company focused on storytelling across platforms. We produce, market and distribute film and series, operate a leading Nordic cinema chain, are behind global game studios and PlayStation in the Nordics, and deliver digital gift card solutions to the world. Nordisk Film is a part of the Nordic media group Egmont, together with Storyhouse Egmont, TV 2 Norway, Lindhardt og Ringhof and Cappelen Damm. Egmont is a foundation, and all profits are used to develop media businesses and to help children and young people at risk. Visit nordiskfilm.com