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SF Studios hires Jarowskij chief Iréne Lindblad as new CEO

SF Studios, the Bonnier–owned Nordic producer and distributor, has appointed Iréne Lindblad as CEO, following the exit of Michael Porseryd earlier this year. Lindblad takes over the role on 16 October, and joins from her current role as CEO of Jarowskij, the Banijay Nordic label behind scripted and non-scripted series including A Class Apart, Climate […]

Swedish TV and film industry develops intimacy guidelines

The Swedish Film & TV Producers Association, The Swedish Union for Performing Arts and Film and the production and distribution company SF Studios (Evil, Snabba Cash) have jointly developed industry-wide guidelines for filming intimate scenes. The guidelines aim to raise the level of awareness, increase competence and to support the industry in filming intimate scenes […]

SF Studios chief Porseryd exits, chairman Bernhardsson named acting CEO

SF Studios CEO Michael Porseryd is exiting after six years at the helm of the Bonnier–owned Nordic producer and distributor. The decision was “jointly agreed” by Porseryd and the board and in a short statement the outgoing chief said: “I want to thank colleagues and business partners for six fantastic years, and I look forward […]

Viaplay & SF Studios land remake of ‘The Sandhamn Murders’ author’s latest novels

Viaplay and SF Studios have snagged remake rights to Swedish crime novels, The Åre Murders, written by The Sandhamn Murders author Viveca Sten. The books will be adapted into a six-part series set to debut on the Nordic streamer in 2024, with Joakim Eliasson (Honour) directing, and Karin Gidfors (Snabba Cash) and Jimmy Lindgren (Honour) […]

Denmark faces $200m hit & industry ‘decimation’, as streamer stand-off persists

Denmark’s production industry is bracing itself for losses of up to €200m ($200m) as the stalemate over rights payments from streamers continues. The stand-off between streamers including Disney+, Viaplay, Amazon Prime Video, TV2 Play and Netflix, among others, has been ongoing since January, causing more than 50 titles to be stopped at either development or production […]

Denmark’s TV2 & Germany’s ZDF to adapt ‘Oxen’ thriller novels

Danish broadcaster TV2 and German pubcaster ZDF have ordered Oxen, a new Danish thriller based on the book series of the same name by Jens Henrik Jensen. Created by Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe (Unit One, Modus), the returnable six-part project hails from SF Studios in collaboration with SquareOne Productions and REinvent handling international sales. […]

Endeavor-backed Nordic Drama Queens hires Swedish Film Institute & SF Studios alum

Endeavor Content-backed prodco Nordic Drama Queens has added Swedish Film Institute and SF Studios alum Helen Ahlsson to its producer ranks. Ahlsson, who has produced Lisa Langseth’s Pure (Till Det Som är Vackert), will take up her role from 1 September, having most recently been head of Moving Sweden, a Swedish Film Institute-backed scheme aimed at […]

Viaplay to adapt Swedish thriller ‘End Of Summer’

Nordic streamer Viaplay has commissioned End Of Summer, a new psychological thriller based on based on the Swedish crime writer Anders de la Motte’s novel of the same name. Produced by Harmonica Films with SF Studios and Film i Skåne as co-producers, the six-part series is due to begin filming in the summer in the […]

Scripted round-up: UK’s Eleven names creative director; Apple TV+ adapts ‘Dark Matter’; C More embraces ‘Evil’

Eleven ups Carissa Hope Lynch to creative director Eleven, the Sony Pictures Television-owned prodco behind Sex Education has promoted Carissa Hope Lynch to creative director. Hope Lynch, who will report to Eleven founders Joel Wilson and Jamie Campbell, joined the company in 2019, working on projects including White Story for Netflix and the upcoming YA […]

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