Agency North

Agency North is Finland’s leading literary agency in the fields of performing arts and film, as well as the 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.

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Finnish Clients

  • Selja Ahava
  • Ujuni Ahmed
  • Susanna Airaksinen
  • Hanna Åkerfelt
  • Sofia Aminoff
  • Claes Andersson
  • Martti Anhava
  • Helena Anttonen
  • Tapani Bagge
  • Anni Blomqvist
  • Hanna Brotherus
  • Anna Brotkin
  • Eva Buchwald
  • Patrik Drake
  • Annina Enckell
  • Nina Erjossaari
  • Monika Fagerholm
  • Lija Fischer
  • Fiikka Forsman
  • Juho Gröndahl
  • Laura Gustafsson
  • Virpi Haatainen
  • Maia Häkli
  • Iira Halttunen
  • Neil Hardwick
  • Neil Hardwick
  • Anna-Leena Härkönen
  • Juha Heinämäki
  • Saku Heinonen
  • Veikka Heinonen
  • Jussi Helminen
  • Gunilla Hemming
  • Kimmo Hirvenmäki
  • Elina Hirvonen
  • Olka Horila
  • Kari Hotakainen
  • Eero Huovinen
  • Veikko Huovinen
  • Tove Jansson
  • Liila Jokelin
  • Heini Junkkaala
  • Timo Kanerva
  • Marja Kangas
  • Anneli Kanto
  • Juhani Karila
  • Mikael Karkkonen
  • Miika Karvanen
  • Tuomo Kemppainen
  • Katja Kettu
  • Emil Kihlström
  • Maria Kilpi
  • Tommi Kinnunen
  • Hanna Kirjavainen
  • Malin Klingenberg
  • Kiti Kokkonen
  • Siri Kolu
  • Ona Korpiranta
  • JP Koskinen
  • Ville Koskivaara
  • Mikko Kouki
  • Heikki Kujanpää
  • Juha Kukkonen
  • Mauri Kunnas
  • Petja Lähde
  • Ari-Pekka Lahti
  • Hannele Lampela
  • Pasi Lampela
  • Antti Lang
  • Anders Larsson
  • Milko Lehto
  • Laura Lehtola
  • Perttu Leinonen
  • Jaakko Lenni-Tattola
  • Okko Leo
  • Rosa Liksom
  • Satu Linnapuomi
  • Pipsa Lonka
  • Juhana Lumme
  • Reko Lundán
  • Henri Lyysaari
  • Lauri Maijala
  • Merja Mäki
  • Reijo Mäki
  • Juho Mantere
  • Laura Mattila
  • Aleksis Meaney
  • Marina Meinander
  • Joonas Mikkilä
  • Moomin Characters
  • Miika Muranen
  • Liisa Mustonen
  • Arto Nieminen
  • Sari Niinikoski
  • Anne Nimell
  • Minna Nurmelin
  • Otto Nyberg
  • Jakob Öhrman
  • Heikki Paavilainen
  • Jukka-Pekka Pajunen
  • Sami Parkkinen
  • Seppo Parkkinen
  • Tuomas Parkkinen
  • Timo Parvela
  • Sirkku Peltola
  • Aino Pennanen
  • Kirsi Porkka
  • Anja Portin
  • Eeva Putro
  • Tiina Puumalainen
  • Matti Puurtinen
  • Tuomo Rämö
  • Sami Rannila
  • Heidi Räsänen
  • Satu Rasila
  • Mikko Reitala
  • Mikko Rimminen
  • Susanne Ringell
  • Mika Ripatti
  • Timo Rissanen
  • Mikko Roiha
  • Outi Rossi
  • Jaakko Saariluoma
  • Paula Salminen
  • Elli Salo
  • Heikki Salo
  • Pauliina Salonius
  • Milja Sarkola
  • Snoopi Siren
  • Elina Snicker
  • Johanna Sorjonen
  • Perttu Suominen
  • Riikka Suominen
  • Hanna Suutela
  • Esko-Pekka Tiitinen
  • Tuomas Timonen
  • Kari-Pekka Toivonen
  • Heini Tola
  • Jussi Tuominen
  • Jussi Tuominen
  • Antti Tuuri
  • Tuula Väisänen
  • Seppo Välinen
  • Elina Varjomäki
  • Johanna Venho
  • Lauri Vennonen
  • Paavo Westerberg

Foreign Clients

  • Klas Abrahamsson
  • John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Ayad Akhtar
  • Tomas Alfredson
  • Lena Andersson
  • Mattias Andersson
  • April De Angelis
  • Geraldine Aron
  • Staffan Aspegren
  • Anna Azcárate
  • Clare Barron
  • Mike Bartlett
  • Clare Bayley
  • Eva-Maria Benavente Dahlin
  • Sibylle Berg
  • Ada Berger
  • Tue Biering
  • Camilla Blomqvist
  • Fredrik Brattberg
  • Anna Bro
  • Emma Broström
  • Jonas Brun
  • Torsten Buchsteiner
  • Moira Buffini
  • Ana Candida Carneiro
  • Adam Cass
  • Åke Cato
  • Elizabeth Coleman
  • Louis-Michel Colla
  • Patricia Cornelius
  • Tim Crouch
  • Eva Dahlman
  • Emmanuel Darley
  • Emmanuelle Davin
  • Lars Demian
  • Jessica Durlacher
  • Anders Duus
  • Laura Eason
  • Agneta Elers-Jarleman
  • Johanna Emanuelsson
  • Will Eno
  • Eva Eriksson
  • Gunnar Eriksson
  • David Farr
  • Graham Farrow
  • Aidan Fennessy
  • Sonja Ferdinand
  • Elena Ferrante
  • Georges Feydeau
  • John Fiske
  • Gregory Fletcher
  • Jon Fosse
  • David Troy Francis
  • Sofia Fredén
  • Eric Gadd
  • Samuel Gallet
  • Margareta Garpe
  • Anna Gavalda
  • Otto Ga­briels­son
  • Erik Gedeon
  • David Gieselmann
  • Cristina Gottfridsson
  • Carole Greep
  • Maria Gripe
  • Guus Guijer
  • Jan Guillou
  • Benny Haag
  • David Hackston
  • Kate Hamill
  • Stig Hansén
  • Nancy Harris
  • Zinnie Harris
  • Ann Heberlein
  • Wolfgang Herrndorf
  • Christina Herrström
  • Ella Hickson
  • Avery Hopwood
  • Magne Hovden
  • Robert Icke
  • Monica Isakstuen
  • Elfriede Jelinek
  • Morten Joachim
  • Tiina Kaartama
  • Sara Kadefors
  • Lo Kauppi
  • Dennis Kelly
  • Mike Kenny
  • Jonas Hassen Khemiri
  • Lucy Kirkwood
  • Mats Kjelbye
  • Gösta Knutsson
  • Robert Koall
  • Herman Koch
  • Malin Lagerlöf
  • Stig Larsson
  • Bryony Lavery
  • Chris Lee
  • Alejandro Leiva Wenger
  • Rhea Leman
  • Frédéric Lenoir
  • Marianne Lindberg De Geer
  • Åsa Lindholm
  • Magnus Lindman
  • Kristian London
  • Tanja Lorentzon
  • Kristina Lung
  • Anders Lustgarten
  • Arne Lygre
  • Duncan Macmillan
  • Dennis Magnusson
  • Henning Mankell
  • Carin Mannheimer
  • Susanne Marko
  • Glyn Maxwell
  • Marius von Mayenburg
  • Alistair McDowall
  • Philip Meeks
  • Astrid Menasanch Tobieson
  • Martina Montelius
  • Stefan Moster
  • Alexander Mørk-Eidem
  • Anthony Neilson
  • Jo Nesbø
  • Mikael Neumann
  • Mikael Niemi
  • Ulf Nilsson
  • Bragi Ólafsson
  • Roman Olekšák
  • Andreas T Olsson
  • Rich Orloff
  • George Orwell
  • Christina Ouzounidis
  • Fausto Paravidino
  • Karin Parrot-Jonzon
  • Stuart Paterson
  • Arturo Perez-Réverte
  • Joakim Pirinen
  • Aaron Posner
  • Yaroslava Pulinovich
  • Yasmina Reza
  • Doug Robinson
  • Jokum Rohde
  • Astrid Saalbach
  • Roland Schimmelpfennig
  • Katharina Schmitt
  • Valéria Schulczová
  • Coline Serreau
  • Frédéric Sonntag
  • Robin N Spegel
  • Mark St Germain
  • Ulf Stark
  • Simon Stephens
  • Shelagh Stephenson
  • Sara Stridsberg
  • Henrik Ståhl
  • Lucas Svensson
  • Patrik Svensson
  • Csaba Székely
  • Samuel Tasinaje
  • Gustav Tegby
  • Jack Thorne
  • Richard Tulloch
  • Marit Tusvik
  • V (Eve Ensler)
  • Agnes Våhlund
  • Elias Våhlund
  • Anna Varsányi
  • Maria Tryti Vennerød
  • Ivan Vyrypaev
  • Robert James Waller
  • Laura de Weck
  • Arnold Wesker
  • Roger Westberg
  • Klas Widén
  • Martin Widmark
  • Jujja Wieslander
  • Tomas Wieslander
  • Olof Willgren
  • Leon de Winter
  • Nick Wood
  • Maya Arad Yasur
  • Mike Yeaman
  • Philip Zandén

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, as well as 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 and work with our foreign partners to bring exciting new works to Finnish theatres.

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.

 

Looking for representation or interested in our catalogue? Get in touch!

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.