Hakan Super Brakan selected for Cartoon Forum 2022
Nuttery Entertainment’s animated series project “Hakan Super Brakan” has been accepted by the Selection Committee and will be presented during the 2022 edition of Cartoon Forum. The project is based on the successful book series by best-selling author-duo Sören & Anders published audiobook streamer Storytel.
The 2022 edition of Cartoon Forum will be held in Toulouse, France, and starts on the 19th of September.
A full list of project that has been accepted to the event can be found here:
Our Brazilian Storytel Original “Wonder Woman” (Mulher Maravilha) by author Chico Felitti has been licensed for print and optioned for audio visual format.
This amazing story is about one of the biggest Brazilian stars from TV and Radio, Elke Maravilha, who passed away in 2015. She spent more than 30 years working within television in multiple forms. Everybody knows, loves and remembers Elke Maravilha as the craziest but also nicest woman within TV and Chico Felitti really gives her the dignified, truthful portrayal she deserves.
Chico Felitti, one of the most important contemporary Brazilian journalists and author of the bestseller Ricardo & Vania and winner of the Petrobras Journalist Awards of 2018, has in this Storytel Original dug deeper into Elke Maravilhas life. He has, together with great research of her life been adding interviews that he made with her in the 2000´s, one of the few journalists that had the opportunity and access to do this, and actually got to talk to and open the so well hidden door to her life.
Print rights are sold to Todavia livros and the Film/TV Option is sold to Brigitte Films.
Also the Brazilian Storytel Original “Queens of the Night” (“Rainhas da noite) written by Chico Felitti is sold for Film/TV via an Option to RT Features.
Viva o Brasil !!!
New beginning and new opportunities 2022!
We welcome this new year, 2022, with enthusiasm, curiosity and plenty of news.
We are, among other things, excited about finding the right collaboration partners for print in the Nordics and to give audio visual life to our heart and honor project Sherlock Holmes.
We will during the beginning of 2022 deep dive into our Kids Storytel Originals and also give our licensed child IP “Håkan Bråkan”, by beloved children’s authors Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson, a new illustrated as well as animated life.
And we will of course keep on searching for the right partners for our Storytel Original format within the publishing and film / TV and theater industry.
So let 2022 begin !
Storytel Originals take the stage!
We at Storytel Agency are proud to announce a set of stories that already have or will soon be staged in different theaters in Sweden and Mexico.
In Asesina íntima, author Bernardo Esquinca mixes fact and fiction to explore the life and crimes of ‘La Mataviejitas’, a Mexican professional wrestler who was found guilty of committing multiple murders of women over 60 years old. This Storytel Original novel will be set up on stage by producer Cristina Vazquez who is the director of Contenidos Artísticos Producción y Difusión. Asesina Intima has also been published in Spanish as a print edition.
Freak by Karina Berg will be staged by a Swedish school class at Midgårdsskolan in Umeå to begin with after which the play has a chance of being staged at the local municipal theater. Freak is an intriguing story about Rachel, an excellent high school student with perfect grades, who one night gets attacked in the park. The new student Daniel is instantly a suspect. What is going on?
Miras magic notebook by Johanna Schreiber will have its premiere in Spring 2022 at Teater Tabberas, a Swedish children’s . It’s a story about Mira who gets a notebook as a gift. At first, it seems to be just a regular book but when Mira starts to write a question in the book, the book replies. It’s pure magic!
Stackars Birger by Martina Montelius had a premier at Örebro theater, Sweden, in September 2020. This Storytel Original was written during the #metoo autumn and has been called the first Swedish #metoo novel.
We at the Storytel Agency are on a mission to give our Storytel Originals new life in different formats. If you’re interested in licensing Storytel Originals for execution in print, TV, Film or any other new format, we at the Storytel Agency are here to help you.
New print deals for Storytel Originals
Storytel Agency gives new life to Storytel Originals in formats such as film, TV, theatre, gaming and print. We are delighted to announce a new set of print licensing agreements with our dedicated external publishing partners around the world.
How to Learn to Fly in Your Dreams (Unissa lentämisen opas, Finland) by Emilia Lehtinen is a guide to anyone wishing to embark on joy filled flights. Everyone can learn to fly – in their dreams – and once you have it mastered, it feels like it is for real. This SO for kids will be published in print by Avain publishing house in Finland.
Bert’s desperate diary (Berts desperata dagbok, Sweden) by Sören Olsson and Anders Jacobsson is the secret diary of the hormone-mad teenager Bert Ljung! Bert hangs out with friends Åke and Lill-Erik, plays with his band Heman Hunters and is mostly hopelessly in love – with whom varies. Love, embarrassment and hormones – welcome to Bert’s world! The diary will be published in Finnish by Avain publishing house.
People like us (Gente como yo, Mexico) by José Ignacio Valenzuela is a touching novel about Mauricio and Jimmy who meet in Miami and fall passionately in love. After 13 years of a solid life as a couple, only one thing seems to overshadow their relationship: they want to become parents. The problem is that for people like Mauricio and like Jimmy it will not be so easy to start a family. Will they achieve their goal? People like us will be published in print by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial in Chile.
If you’re interested in licensing Storytel Originals to print, tv/film, theatre play or any other new format, we at the Storytel Agency are here to help you.
Storytel Agency teams up with Nuttery Entertainment to give new animated life to the kid IP “Håkan Bråkan”
Nuttery Entertainment Signs Exclusive Deal To Develop The Iconic Swedish Kids IP ‘Håkan Bråkan’ for Animation.
Karlstad / Toronto-based animation studio The Nuttery Entertainment has signed an exclusive agreement with Storytel, one of the world’s largest audiobook publishers, for the animated and ancillary rights for the iconic kids IP Håkan Bråkan. This beloved legacy property with over 30 standalone books is now making the jump into animation for the first time.
Together with Håkan Bråkan’s creators, and the popular children’s and YA book authors, Sören Olsson and Anders Jacobsson, The Nuttery Entertainment is developing an animated series. The animated series will be based on completely new material but will take inspiration from the body of work created so far around the character. The series’ focus will be on the main character and his fantastic and exaggerated world full of adventure and it will be aimed at an international audience.
“It is humbling and an incredible privilege to work on such an amazing IP as Håkan Bråkan. This kid is the standout character in the highly successful Andersson Family universe, combining heart, curiosity, imagination, and crazy antics. Can’t wait for kids all over the world to fall in love with the unique hero that Sören and Anders have created”, says Magnus Jansson, co-founder and CEO of Nuttery Entertainment
“It is very inspiring and engaging to step into Håkan-Bråkan’s fantastic world. There is so much heart and recognition in the stories. It is a wonderful opportunity to work with Storytel and Sören and Anders to create new stories for animation. The series have a lot of warmth and excitement, adventure and laughter ”, says Erik Öhrner, co-founder and producer at Nuttery Entertainment
“Animation is by far the best way to further develop our character Håkan Bråkan and his imaginative world. We are convinced that Håkan Bråkan will be a perfect fit for this medium. The collaboration with Nuttery Entertainment feels very inspiring! It is fun to be part of brainstorming ideas and developing completely new stories about Håkan Bråkan — who is transformed into Super Bråkan when you least expect it! ”, says Sören Olsson / Anders Jacobsson
The animation development is taking place alongside Storytel’s major push of Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson’s authorship, where several new books are planned. As recently announced, Nordic Film will release two new live-action movies based on Håkan Bråkan, the first one releasing next year.
“It’s super exciting that Anders and Sören’s stories about Håkan-Bråkan are becoming an animated series! One of our goals is to have our fantastic content reach out to audiences in new and creative ways and Nuttery Entertainment is the perfect partner to help us do this,” says Sara Hasselström at Storytel Agency.
Nuttery Entertainment will develop and executive produce the animated series alongside Storytel, with Sören and Anders onboard to help craft the creative materials. The project will be approaching co-producers early next year.
Håkan Bråkan got his first solo book in 1998 and since then over 30 books have been released, with one live-action series produced by SVT along with a follow-up live-action feature film.
Erik Öhrner, Producer, Nuttery Entertainment
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About Nuttery Entertainment
Nuttery Entertainment is an indie studio creating premium content by bringing together world-class creative and top-tier partnerships. The studio has a focus on games and animation entertainment across different genres and age groups. The Nuttery was founded by award-winning writer/director Magnus Jansson and producer Erik Öhrner. More information about the company can be found at www.nutteryentertainment.com
About Sören and Anders
Sören and Anders’ books about Sune, Bert and Håkan Bråkan have been published in 25 countries and have sold over 12 million copies. Year after year, their books top the libraries charts of most borrowed books, making Sören and Anders two of Sweden’s most read children’s book authors. Their books about “Sune” occupied a total of 11 spots on Storytels top-20 chart of the most listened to children’s books in 2018.
Storytel is one of the world’s largest subscribed audiobook and e-book streaming services and offers listening and reading of more than 700,000 titles on a global scale. Our vision is to make the world a more empathetic and creative place with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere and anytime. Storytel’s streaming business is conducted under the brands Storytel and Mofibo. Storytel’s publishing business area is carried out through the audiobook publisher StorySide and acclaimed Nordic publishing houses such as Norstedts, People’s and Gummerus. Storytel operates in 25 markets around the globe and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
New print deals for Storytel Originals
Storytel Agency gives new life to Storytel Originals – our own exclusive audio content – in formats such as film, TV, theatre, gaming and print. We are delighted to announce new print licensing agreements with our dedicated external publishing partners around the world.
- The Bulgarian Storytel Original called Notes from the Chateau Lakrot by M. Kassimova will be published in print by the Italian publishing house Voland.
- You know nothing about death by Katinka Agger is a Danish Storytel Original that was licensed in Denmark to Grønningen 1.
On the Spanish-speaking language area we have closed several print book deals for our Storytel Originals:
- Sublimación by Clara Penalver was published in Spanish by Ediciones B and is already in the books shops.
- Las hermanas Gourmet by Vicente Molina Foix was published in print by Anagrama, Spain.
- Asesina íntima by Bernardo Esquinca is a true-crime inspired narrative that was published in print in October by the Mexican publishing house Almadia.
- La virgen de la Patagonia by Jorge Baradit will be out in the book shops in January 2022 by Penguin Random House in Chile.
These are just examples of new deals we have made for print editions. If you’re interested in licensing Storytel Originals to print, tv/film, theatre play or any other new format, we at the agency are here to help you.
Image: The print cover of Las hermanas Gourmet.
Storytel and bestselling author Anthony Horowitz creates new adventures with Sherlock Holmes for Storytel Original
An exclusive agreement between Storytel and The Conan Doyle Estate gives Storytel the privilege of developing completely new stories in all formats featuring the world’s most iconic and loved detective. The adventures will be written by a team of writers under the creative lead of award winning novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz.
“This is going to be Sherlock Holmes from a very different perspective, staying true to the spirit of the books – which I have always loved – but expanding the narrative and the vision of Conan Doyle in all sorts of unexpected ways. I’m excited to be collaborating with Storytel who has a huge worldwide audience. For me this project is an adventure in itself” says Anthony Horowitz.
The scripted series will be written by a team of writers under the creative lead of Anthony Horowitz and Storytel’s Executive Producer Søren Vestergaard for release on all Storytel markets from Spring 2022. Discussions with potential partners for print publishing, film/tv and other formats are ongoing. For inquiries, please contact the agency.
Storytel partners with Spotify
During autumn 2021, Storytel subscribers will be able to listen to audiobooks in Spotify by linking their subscriptions.
The partnership with Spotify enhances Storytel’s distribution and accentuates our vision of making the world a more creative and empathetic place by making stories accessible to anyone, anywhere and at any time. In practise, the partnership means that consumers who sign up for a Storytel subscription will be able to enjoy a world of stories and audiobooks not only via the Storytel platform but also on Spotify.
“We want everyone to have access to great stories, and today Storytel offers more than 500,000 audiobooks on a global basis across 25 markets,” says Jonas Tellander, founder and CEO, Storytel. “Partnering with Spotify makes amazing audiobook experiences and exciting authorships easier than ever to access for our customers, while we will also be tapping into the opportunity of reaching new audiences who are on Spotify today, but have not yet experienced the magic of audiobooks.”