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ONLINE: Atlantic Crossing—Norwegian Stories and Storytellers Making Waves in Hollywood
April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NACC Los Angeles welcomes you to a special virtual event featuring the team behind the new PBS Masterpiece series Atlantic Crossing, along with renowned Norwegian Hollywood-director Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Kon Tiki).
The discussion will center on Atlantic Crossing, the state of Norwegian film and TV production, and you can learn from the experiences of someone who has made the leap from Norway into the American film industry at the highest level.
Register for the Zoom event here.
Meet The Panelists
Silje Hopland Eik is an award-winning Norwegian film and TV series producer. Silje produced Atlantic Crossing. She is also the CEO of Cinenord, an independent production company, with offices in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Since it was founded in 2004, Cinenord has produced and co-produced 28 movies and 3 TV-series.
Linda May Kallestein is a Norwegian screenwriter, director and producer. She co-wrote Atlantic Crossing with Alexander Eik.
Alexander Eik is an award-winning Norwegian film and TV series Director, TV series Creator, and Screenwriter. Eik is also a Partner at Cinenord, a leading film production company in Norway and Scandinavia. He is the creator, screenwriter, director and executive producer of Atlantic Crossing. Eik has broad experience as a Script Supervisor on numerous feature films and has also written five screenplays for feature films and TV-series (directed by others).
Joachim Rønning is a film director and writer from Sandefjord, Norway—a small coastal town south of Oslo. He spent his teenage years making short films and shooting commercials for local businesses. In 1995 Rønning began directing professionally with his childhood friend, Espen Sandberg. Working under the name of Roenberg, their extensive and award-winning commercial work in Scandinavia led to major international commissions. Rønning’s first feature film, Max Manus, premiered in 2008. It soared to become the highest grossing Norwegian movie of all time. He also directed Kon Tiki (2013), Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), and Maleficient: Mistress of Evil (2019).