Simon Perry to run production at Swedish film fund

+++CORRECTION An earlier version of this story named former BBC America boss Perry Simon as the new Film i Väst chief. TBI would like to make clear that Simon Perry is in no way associated with Perry Simon and the latter is not associated with the Swedish film fund. TBI apologises for any confusion caused CORRECTION+++

Simon Perry is to helm Swedish production at regional film fund Film i Väst.

Film i Väst is involved in financing between 30 and 40 films and television projects shot in western Sweden each year. At the fund, Perry has been appointed head of production.

He has much experience working for film funds, having previously run British Screen in British Screen and the Irish Film Board. He is also currently president Ateliers du Cinéma Européen.

He joins on an initial two-year contract to replace Jessica Ask, who has moved to Anagram Film & TV.

“We are very pleased to welcome Simon Perry at Film i Väst and look forward to a fruitful collaboration with one of the world’s most experienced co-producers on the international film scene,” said Tomas Eskilsson, CEO of Film i Väst.