Agency North

Agency North is Finland’s leading literary agency in the fields of performing arts and film, as well as the country’s most important exporter of Finnish drama.

We represent Finnish and international playwrights, screenwriters, librettists, novelists, composers and translators. With our foreign partners, we promote Finnish drama abroad and offer Finnish and Nordic professional theatres exciting new works from around the world.

Finnish Clients

  • Selja Ahava
  • Sofia Aminoff
  • Martti Anhava
  • Helena Anttonen
  • Anni Blomqvist
  • Eva Buchwald
  • Patrik Drake
  • Annina Enckell
  • Nina Erjossaari
  • Fiikka Forsman
  • Juho Gröndahl
  • Laura Gustafsson
  • Neil Hardwick
  • Anna-Leena Härkönen
  • Jussi Helminen
  • Gunilla Hemming
  • Kimmo Hirvenmäki
  • Elina Hirvonen
  • Olka Horila
  • Veikko Huovinen
  • Tove Jansson
  • Heini Junkkaala
  • Tuomo Kemppainen
  • Katja Kettu
  • Maria Kilpi
  • Tommi Kinnunen
  • Hanna Kirjavainen
  • Kiti Kokkonen
  • Siri Kolu
  • Heikki Kujanpää
  • Mauri Kunnas
  • Pasi Lampela
  • Anders Larsson
  • Milko Lehto
  • Okko Leo
  • Rosa Liksom
  • Pipsa Lonka
  • Reko Lundán
  • Henri Lyysaari
  • Lauri Maijala
  • Juho Mantere
  • Marina Meinander
  • Moomin Characters
  • Miika Muranen
  • Arto Nieminen
  • Sari Niinikoski
  • Anne Nimell
  • Heikki Paavilainen
  • Jukka-Pekka Pajunen
  • Sami Parkkinen
  • Seppo Parkkinen
  • Tuomas Parkkinen
  • Timo Parvela
  • Sirkku Peltola
  • Eeva Putro
  • Tiina Puumalainen
  • Matti Puurtinen
  • Satu Rasila
  • Mikko Reitala
  • Susanne Ringell
  • Mika Ripatti
  • Timo Rissanen
  • Paula Salminen
  • Heikki Salo
  • Milja Sarkola
  • Elina Snicker
  • Johanna Sorjonen
  • Perttu Suominen
  • Esko-Pekka Tiitinen
  • Tuomas Timonen
  • Kari-Pekka Toivonen
  • Heini Tola
  • Jussi Tuominen
  • Antti Tuuri
  • Seppo Välinen
  • Anna Veijalainen
  • Paavo Westerberg

Foreign Clients

  • Klas Abrahamsson
  • John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Ayad Akhtar
  • Lena Andersson
  • Mattias Andersson
  • April De Angelis
  • Geraldine Aron
  • Anna Azcárate
  • Mike Bartlett
  • Sibylle Berg
  • Tue Biering
  • Camilla Blomqvist
  • Fredrik Brattberg
  • Emma Broström
  • Torsten Buchsteiner
  • Moira Buffini
  • Robert Caisley
  • Ana Candida Carneiro
  • Adam Cass
  • Eric Coble
  • Elizabeth Coleman
  • Louis-Michel Colla
  • Leon de Winter
  • Jessica Durlacher
  • Anders Duus
  • Laura Eason
  • Will Eno
  • Eva Eriksson
  • David Farr
  • Graham Farrow
  • Aidan Fennessy
  • Elena Ferrante
  • Nathalie Fillion
  • John Fiske
  • Gregory Fletcher
  • Jon Fosse
  • David Troy Francis
  • Sofia Fredén
  • Samuel Gallet
  • Jonas Gardell
  • Margareta Garpe
  • Erik Gedeon
  • David Gieselmann
  • Carole Greep
  • Guus Guijer
  • David Hackston
  • Stig Hansén
  • Nancy Harris
  • Zinnie Harris
  • Wolfgang Herrndorf
  • Ella Hickson
  • Magne Hovden
  • Robert Icke
  • Elfriede Jelinek
  • Tiina Kaartama
  • Dennis Kelly
  • Mike Kenny
  • Jonas Hassen Khemiri
  • Lucy Kirkwood
  • Mats Kjelbye
  • Gösta Knutsson
  • Robert Koall
  • Stig Larsson
  • Bryony Lavery
  • Chris Lee
  • Alejandro Leiva Wenger
  • Rhea Leman
  • Frédéric Lenoir
  • Marianne Lindberg De Geer
  • Kristian London
  • Anders Lustgarten
  • Arne Lygre
  • Duncan Macmillan
  • Dennis Magnusson
  • Henning Mankell
  • Carin Mannheimer
  • Glyn Maxwell
  • Marius von Mayenburg
  • Alistair McDowall
  • Philip Meeks
  • Martina Montelius
  • Stefan Moster
  • Alexander Mørk-Eidem
  • Anthony Neilson
  • Cleo Neiman
  • Ulf Nilsson
  • Bragi Ólafsson
  • Roman Olekšák
  • Andreas T Olsson
  • Rich Orloff
  • Christina Ouzounidis
  • Fausto Paravidino
  • Karin Parrot-Jonzon
  • Stuart Paterson
  • Aaron Posner
  • Yaroslava Pulinovich
  • Doug Robinson
  • Jokum Rohde
  • Astrid Saalbach
  • Roland Schimmelpfennig
  • Katharina Schmitt
  • Valéria Schulczová
  • Coline Serreau
  • Frédéric Sonntag
  • Mark St Germain
  • Ulf Stark
  • Simon Stephens
  • Shelagh Stephenson
  • Sara Stridsberg
  • Lucas Svensson
  • Csaba Székely
  • Samuel Tasinaje
  • Gustav Tegby
  • Andy Thompson
  • Jack Thorne
  • Richard Tulloch
  • Marit Tusvik
  • Anna Varsányi
  • Maria Tryti Vennerød
  • Ivan Vyrypaev
  • Robert James Waller
  • Laura de Weck
  • Arnold Wesker
  • Roger Westberg
  • Olof Willgren
  • Nick Wood
  • Maya Arad Yasur
  • Mike Yeaman

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Representation

Our mission is simple: we work for authors and rights owners.

We represent our clients’ works and negotiate contracts for them in Finland and abroad. We have close working relationships with all Finnish professional theatres, operas and major film and television production companies. Internationally, we work with theatres and producers both directly as well as through our partner network. We are the most important exporter of Finnish drama abroad, with over 150 international productions since 2011.

Our services cover all aspects of effective rights management worldwide, from research and marketing to negotiations, contracts and payments.

 

Theatre

Agency North represents the vast majority of top contemporary Finnish playwrights as well as the works of foreign playwrights and authors. We also represent performance rights for many estates and brands, including Tove Jansson’s Moomins.

Film

Agency North has negotiated agreements on behalf of screenwriters and authors with all major Finnish film and television production companies. We have also worked with production companies in several other European countries.

 

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Contact

Markus Pyhältö

Markus Pyhältö

Domestic theatre rights, film

  markus.pyhalto@agencynorth.com
  +358 40 528 7008

Markus has previously worked as the executive director of the Finnish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild and is a veteran board member in several national arts and culture organizations.

Vili Maunula

Vili Maunula

Cross-border theatre rights

  vili.maunula@agencynorth.com
  +36 30 388 4124

Primarily operating from Central Europe, Vili's background is in philology and he is a seasoned expert in international performing rights practices, cross-border licensing and the global theatre scene.