Jonas Fors

Berg Bjärtan to lead sales for SF Studios

SF Studios is pushing deeper into international content sales with Elsa Berg Bjärtan taking over distribution. The exec has been leading digital services at the Stockholm-based company, but will now be executive VP of distribution. The post covers acquisitions, sales and marketing of film and television content across all windows in the Nordic and international […]

Ex-Endemol Nordics chief to lead SF Studios

Scandinavian television veteran Michael Porseryd is to join SF Studios next year as CEO. Porseryd (pictured) was CEO of Endemol Nordics, but left after the merger of Endemol and Shine Group at the turn of 2015, which resulted in the creation of Endemol Shine Nordics. At Bonnier-owned SF, he will replace Jonas Fors, who left […]

SF Studios boss out amid sexism scandal

The CEO of Scandinavia’s SF Studios is leaving the Bonnier-owned company amid a scandal over an allegedly sexist corporate culture and improper conduct at the recent Cannes film festival. Jonas Fors will leave his position, effective immediately, with deputy CEO and COO Frida Westerberg covering as a new chief executive is sought. Bonnier released a […]

Svensk Filmindustri rebrands as SF

Svensk Filmindustri, one of Europe’s oldest film and television studios, has rebranded as SF Studios. The company launched in 1919 and as such has a huge library of Nordic titles. SF became part of Bonnier Growth Media in 2012, and has recently focused on restructuring operations to suit market demands. On the digital front it […]

Svensk Filmindustri veterans leave in restructure

Long-serving Svensk Filmindustri execs Michael Fleischer and Guttorm Petterson will leave the Scandi movie and TV major amid a high-level restructure of its Nordic operations. Fleischer is exiting from his position as managing director of SF Film in Denmark. He has been at SF since 2000 and has led the TV and movie production efforts […]

Bonnier acquires Scandi prodco

Bonnier Growth Media has acquired 90% of the shares in Tre Vänner, the Swedish producer behind The Fjällbacka Murders. Bonnier’s Svensk Filmindustri has bought the company, in a deal that sees Tre Vanner CEO Jonas Fors take over as chief exec of Svensk to replace the long-serving Rasmus Ramstad. Tre Vänner’s owners will remain in […]

ZDF links with Sweden’s leading indie for drama

ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German public broadcaster ZDF, has inked a development deal with Sweden’s largest indie producer Tre Vänner. The multiyear deal will see ZDFE sell new Tre Vänner series internationally. It has had success in recent years distributing Scandi drama, recently adding Death of a Pilgrim to its sales offering. Projects […]