Julie Andem

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Julie Andem
Andem at Nordiske Mediedagers 2016
Born (1982-07-04) July 4, 1982 (age 37)
Television producer
Notable work
SKAM Austin

Julie Annette Rovelstad Andem (born 4 July 1982) is a Norwegian screenwriter, director, and television producer. Andem is most famous for being the creator, screenwriter, director, and showrunner for the internationally acclaimed Norwegian young adult internet/television series Skam, which aired from 2015 to 2017 on Norway's public broadcasting network, NRK.[1][2]


Andem worked in the children's division of NRK for several years. At NRK, she created and wrote the show Jenter, which means "girls" in Norwegian.[3][4]


Skam began because NRK executives wanted to reach more teenage girls in its programming. Andem, along with Mari Magnus who later became the social media director of the series, spent six months traveling around Norway and interviewing teenagers about their lives. She then auditioned over 1,200 young actors and then created characters around the cast.[3][4][5]

Andem was the creator and showrunner of Skam, and she wrote and directed all 47 episodes throughout Skam's four seasons. Season 1 premiered on NRK in September 2015 and season 4 ended in June 2017.[3]

The series was widely popular in Norway and globally.[3] Many countries have made adaptations of Skam with Andem's storylines, including France and Belgium's SKAM France, Germany's Druck, Italy's SKAM Italia, United States' SKAM Austin, Spain's SKAM España, Netherlands' SKAM NL, and Belgium's wtFOCK.[6]

Other ventures[edit]

In October 2019, it was announced that Andem signed a two-year contract with HBO to create and develop shows for the network.[7]


Year Title Country Network Creator Showrunner Screenwriter Director
2013 Jenter Norway NRK Yes Yes Yes Yes
2015-2017 Skam (all 4 seasons) Norway NRK Yes Yes Yes Yes
2018 SKAM Austin (season 1) United States Facebook Watch Yes Yes Yes Yes


Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016 Gullruten Best TV Drama Skam Won
Innovation of the Year Won
Best New Show Won
Newcomer of the Year Julie Andem
Mari Magnus
Foreningen Norden Nordic Language Prize Skam Won
C21Media International Drama Awards Best Digital Original Won
2017 Gullruten Best TV drama Nominated
Best Writing for a Drama Julie Andem Won
Best Directing for a Drama Won
TV Moment of the Year "O helga natt" from Skam (season 3) Won
Peer Gynt AS Peer Gynt Prize Skam Won
Nordiske Seriedagers Awards Best Nordic TV Drama Skam (season 4) Won
2018 C21Media International Drama Awards Best Digital Short Form Drama Series SKAM Austin Won


  1. ^ "Julie Andem". IMDb. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. ^ Faldalen, Jon Inge (4 April 2016). "Nerven i "Skam" skal være sterk og relevant". rushprint.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Hoeij, Boyd van (2017-06-29). "The Norwegian Teen-Drama Series Loved Around the World". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  4. ^ a b Max, D. T. ""SKAM," the Radical Teen Drama That Unfolds One Post at a Time". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  5. ^ Donadio, Rachel (2016-12-09). "Will 'Skam,' a Norwegian Hit, Translate?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  6. ^ love, We Heart It | Get lost in what you. "RANKING THE SKAM REMAKES on We Heart It". We Heart It. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  7. ^ "Exclusive: HBO strikes overall deal with 'Skam' creator". TBI Vision. 2019-10-03. Retrieved 2020-03-22.