Last week, Dagbladet talked about the chaotic record of the TV3 and Viative crime series Wisting, where the trickle of at least NOK 12 million was much wider than production.
About 600 people were involved in the post-production series of the Cinenord manufacturing company. Dagbladet contacted last week with a number of stakeholders who criticized the company's production of Wisting products, but nobody dared to speak out for fear of losing future work.
The famous crime writer, John Lee Horsot, is entitled to the character of William Wisting. The TV series "Wisting" is based on two books he wrote: "Hunting dogs" and "Hulemannen". Horsts also served as an advisor to make the screening story of the police officer as realistic as possible.
He is aware of the recording issues that occurred on the go.
"I know that the budget has been exceeded, which prompted smaller shootings in Larvik and that the staff was replaced. In the beginning, there was a man in a leading position in the administration of records, which did not have any control," said the author.
Do not describe personal questions
In this case, Dagbladetas describes anonymously both the description of the job and the name of the person. A movie employee has submitted a statement to Horst, but does not want to comment. Dagbladet has contacted a company that has previously accepted the current Wisting staff. They say they are very happy with the work that the person has done with other producers.
Responsible for "Wisting", producer and CEO, Silje Hopland Oak Cinenord, says Dagbladet that she is not involved in personal matters.
As Dagbladets mentioned on Saturday, this is part of what was recorded in the Wisting job and was criticized:
- Excessive abuse has caused tens of millions of dollars in a huge budget speech, which in turn has led to chaotic and inadequate working conditions.
- The manufacturing company is accused of incompetence.
- Workers perceived that the invoices had not been paid in a timely manner.
- The main people left the project: director, producer, production manager and photographer.
The problem was caused by complicated weather, high ambition, demanding script, disease and strike, not incompetence, according to Cinenord.
– Do not worry
The excess money "Wisting" continued at the beginning of the recording. Cinenord admitted to Dagbladet that there have been drastic movements and changes, both artistic and practical.
Cinenord said, among other things, that according to Chief Executive Silje Hopland Eik, "to simplify and tighten the script by filming in less expensive places and greatly saving the budget." In addition, the director, producer, photographer and production manager joined.
But Horsts is not worried about how it could affect Wisting.
"It's clear that such great projects are being presented with continuity, but I think that the chief director Trygve Allister Diesen is able to handle. I do not worry about the series. Chron says I have seen that I have seen a very good one.
A weak business economy
In January, Cinenord was awarded more than NOK 50 million in the Norwegian Film Institute to create the "Wisting" and drama series "Everything for Norway". At the same time, Cinenord AS's 2017 accounts are characterized by large debts and auditors' remarks on "unlawful lending to shareholders" and "uncertainty about future operations".
"Our subsidiaries, Cinenord Kidstory and Cinenord Drama, have made a profit, but due to the lack of internal billing for the project companies, the operating company Cinenord AS unfortunately has lost its deficit in 2017, which is now being corrected by 2018 , "said Hopland Eik Dagbladet, adding:
– The use of company cards on my behalf, before 2017, was corrected for production results, but now they were settled by a payment receipt in 2018, when the project was completed by the end of the year. There is no ambiguity regarding the subsequent operations of Cinenord as a group.
– Check it out
Head of the Norwegian Film Institute, Dag Asbjørnsen, points out that Cinenord has not paid Wising funds up to NOK 26 million before the company has submitted a project account approved by the auditor.
"We will check the use of money, and then 25% of the amount registered in Norway will be repaid if Cinenord meets the requirements," says Asbjørnsen.
Dagbladet has contacted Thorild Strand, the lead role holder of Sven Nordin, who does not want to comment on the record. Press Officer Viaplay and TV3 Fredrik Olimb also does not want to comment on the production work with Wisting.
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