Digital Content International (DCI) and NordicWorld have acquired exclusive multiplatform international distribution rights for ten short-form series from New Form Entertainment.
The inaugural presentation of New Form’s short-form catalog, as part of next week’s L.A. Screenings, marks the first industry showcase in the U.S. by DCI/NordicWorld since Michael Jay Solomon’s purchase of a stake in the Oslo-based distributor resulted in the acquisition and merging of global operations, in October 2017.
At the L.A. Screenings, DCI/NordicWorld will present a number of New Form’s series, including Shitty Boyfriends, co-produced by Lisa Kudrow, Sandra Oh and Melissa Hunter; Dr. Havoc’s Diary, featuring Flula Borg and Grace Helbig; and Lost Generation, featuring Katie Findley and Calum Worthy. Other titles in the catalog include Hotel Ceasar, which has seen more than 3,000 episodes Scandinavia; DAG, a Norwegian comedy series; Radio-Canada’s award-winning drama series True North; and Olivier and Feux.
“The appetite and growth of digital consumption and OTT channels with domestic and international audiences is at an all-time high and will eventually surpass traditional platforms,” said Solomon, founder and owner of Digital Content International. “Acquiring New Form’s world-class catalog of premium-quality short-form series puts DCI and NordicWorld at the forefront of digital content distribution. L.A. Screenings was created to showcase the next generation of programming alternatives and provide studios with insight into the progressive formats now being developed for the new age [of] viewership. We look forward to further establishing our foothold, alongside NordicWorld, in the short-form-series genre as our partnership continues to grow year-on-year.”
“New Form’s catalog of short-form scripted series makes up a quintessential portfolio of shows that have a vast appeal to international audiences across the globe,” added Adeline Ferro, the head of Latin America and U.S. Hispanic distribution strategy for DCI/NordicWorld. “The U.S. Hispanic market is increasingly becoming the early adopters of short-form digital content, with Latin America potentially overtaking the rest of the world over the next five years. The New Form award-winning series of shows was developed as part of a pilot program and were featured on channels including Refinery29, CW’s The Seed and go90. Our alliance with NordicWorld will introduce these shows for all channels and platforms globally. We look forward to our inaugural partnership presentation at L.A. Screenings to offer some of the most original content available today.”