On November 2nd, 2022, the British Film Commission and the Norwegian Film Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the aim of enhancing the collaboration between the UK and Norwegian screen industries, as well as facilitating an increase of film and high-end TV production between the two territories. The pact was signed in Oslo by trade reps from both countries.

Both countries are leading global production hubs for film and high-end TV production, playing host to some of the world’s biggest titles in recent years. In fact, the UK and the Norwegian screen industries are thriving, as both territories continue to attract an increased number of major productions through the combination of tax incentives, world-class crews and infrastructure and an immense variety of unique locations.

Recent world-renowned film and high-end TV productions filmed across both jurisdictions include Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning (Paramount, 2023), No Time to Die (MGM/Universal/EON, 2021), Black Widow (Marvel, 2021), Tenet (Warner Bros. 2020), The Postcard Killings (Good Films Collective, 2020) and The Innocents (Netflix, 2018).

Through the MoU, the BFC and the NFC seek to encourage greater cultural, commercial and creative exchange between the UK and Norway whilst actively working together to foster opportunities to support inward investment in both countries. This agreement also highlights the national film commissions’ commitment to facilitating a frictionless and film-friendly service, which supports productions across both territories.

We’re delighted to be building on our fantastic relationship with the Norwegian Film Commission through this new friendship agreement. It is an exciting time for the global film and high-end TV industry. With the demand for content increasing, continuing to provide opportunities for growth around the globe, strong European ties like those between the UK and Norway remain vital to the success of our screen industries. We’ve already seen successful collaborations between the UK and Norway on world-class titles such as Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning, No Time To Die and Black Widow. With today’s agreement, we are committed to continuing our positive and fruitful work with our Norwegian friends, forging even stronger relationships between our two countries to ensure a frictionless and film-friendly service for productions working in both territories
Adrian Wootton, OBE, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission

The global film and high-end TV industry is experiencing such phenomenal growth, unbelievable technological advances, new platforms, expanding markets, as audiences crave unique stories. The British Film Commission has played a vital role in the stunning growth of the screen industry in the UK, and the UK is a key trading partner for Norway across a swathe of industries. We look forward to further building our relationship, fostering opportunities, taking advantage of complementary traits, and supporting growth across our territories and in the global screen industry. As fellow national commissions our mandates and missions are aligned. Today we celebrate the strengthening of our already fruitful relationship, confident that strong European collaboration is the key to our shared and continued success.
Meghan Beaton, Chief Executive Norwegian Film Commission