Mogul og mesén: Filmprodusenten Egil Monn-Iversen

N Årgang
2017 Norsk medietidsskrift   unpublished
The producer (and composer, conductor, theatre manager, record company executive, chairman of many cultural enterprises, among other things) Egil Monn-Iversen (b. 1928) was a renowned film producer in Norwegian film history. In the period 1962-1981, his company EMI Productions produced or co-produced 25 films. Monn-Iversen enjoyed a diverse career on the Norwegian musical and theatrical scene, establishing himself as an important and powerful figure in the entertainment business in the country.
more » ... ess in the country. Many of his film productions were comedies that had considerable success, as had others in the fields of art cinema, historical drama and the only two musicals proper in Norwegian film history. An interesting aspect of his career as film producer was his patronage of the new wave generation of Norwegian directors that emerged in the mid-60s. This article looks into the production practice that Egil Monn-Iversen conducted throughout his career to find out how it was possible to maintain such an extensive and varied production over time.