TrustNordisk’s CEO Rikke Ennis has departed the company, as its director of international sales and marketing, Susan Wendt, takes over as managing director from this month.
Ennis has left her post to start her own company Reinvent Studios, which will work in development, financing and packaging for TV and film.
Wendt has been with the company since 2008, when TrustNordisk was founded as part of a merger between Nordisk Film and Zentropa – a Danish production company.
She said: “Rikke and I have been working closely together for more than 10 years, and it’s for sure very sad and took some time to digest that Rikke had decided to leave TrustNordisk, but we will continue in her spirit. This has been prepared over a longer period of time and luckily we will continue working together in the future.”
Ennis added: “The TrustNordisk team has been like a family and I am proud of having been part of this great adventure, taking the company to where it is today.
“I have been dreaming about creating my own for a while and now that time has come. However we will be working together on several projects in the future and I am sure that the TrustNordisk team with Susan in the lead will continue to be among the top international sales agents.”
TrustNordisk is the distributor of a range of Scandinavian series including Gosta (pictured), HBO Europe’s first original series.