Magazine article Screen International

Michael Fassbender's 'The Snowman' to Shoot in Oslo

Magazine article Screen International

Michael Fassbender's 'The Snowman' to Shoot in Oslo

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Oslo culture councillor Hallstein Bjercke announced that filming will start in the Norwegian capital in early January 2016. The announcement marked Bjercke's last official duty before he stepped down yesterday (Oct 21).

The decision was made after a meeting on Oct 8 with Norwegian culture minister Thorhild Widvey, Bjercke and executives from the UK's Working Title and its owner Universal Pictures.

"The combination of Norway's new incentive scheme including a 25% rebate for international feature film and TV series shot in Norway, the work in the City of Oslo – which will financially contribute to the production – and by the Norwegian Film Commission gave us the advantage over Stockholm," said Bjercke.

Universal's president of physical production, JeffLaPlante, discussed details of the new programme in Oslo and whether it would be possible to place the whole production in Norway – "in that case it will be in Oslo, Bergen and a few regions. …

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