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Netflix hires SF Studios exec to lead new Nordic division

Netflix has hired an exec from Bonnier-owned SF Studios to lead its original series for the Nordics. Jenny Stjernströmer Björk will become director of Nordics original series from 1 September and will be based out of Stockholm, reporting into Amsterdam-based Larry Tanz. She will lead the original series team in the region and replaces Tesha Crawford, […]

Bonnier’s SF Studios appoints head of Nordic streamer SF Anytime

Bonnier-owned Nordic producer and distributor SF Studios has appointed Michael Holmberg to lead its streaming service SF Anytime. Holmberg has been tasked with driving expansion and growth of the OTT service, which claims more than three million active customers and is available across the Nordics and Baltics. It offers more than 12,000 movies and 4,000 episodes […]

Kids round-up: ‘Moominvalley’ lands in Nordics; Super RTL orders monster comedy; ‘Rainbow Rangers’ travels; and more…

Moomins return to the Nordics SF Studios in the Nordics, NRK in Norway and RÚV in Iceland have picked up prodco Gutsy Animations’ series Moominvalley following deals with distributor PGS Entertainment. The 13 x 22-minute series is based upon the popular Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish author Tove Jansson and was commissioned by Yle in Finland […]

Nice Drama appoints SF Studios, Warner Bros alum as executive producer

Midnight Sun producer Nice Drama has appointed former SF Studios and Warner Bros. exec Karin Strandberg Blom as executive producer. Blom has spent more than two decades in the industry, working on production and business development of film, TV and theatre projects. She joins Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group-backed Nice Drama from CJENM-owned distributor company Eccho […]

Exclusive: Nordic streamer Viaplay makes first move into medical drama

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has ordered its first medical drama for regional streamer Viaplay, with the prodco behind Netflix’s original Snabba Cash producing. First Responders (Åreakuten) is from Sweden’s SF Studios and follows the daily lives of hospital, police and rescue personnel in the beautiful but hazardous Swedish mountains and will debut on Viaplay […]

TBI Scripted: Deals for Amazon, MGM, BBC Studios & SF Studios

Amazon greenlights The Power, We Children from Bahnhof Zoo Amazon has greenlit a 10-part series based on Naomi Alderman’s novel The Power from Jane Featherstone’s Sister Pictures. The title, which was optioned by Sister in 2017, is set in a fictitious world in which women gain the ability to electrocute people at will. Alderman has adapted her book for […]

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 […]

Scandinavia’s SF Studios launches UK office

Scandinavia’s SF Studios is launching a UK office that will focus on international production of feature films and high-end TV drama. The studio has appointed film exec Kate Myers to lead the London-based office as VP of development for UK and international production. While the initial slate is heavily film-focused, senior VP of international production […]

More on creation of global anti-piracy coalition ACE

Execs from the 30 global entertainment companies that have come together to form anti-piracy body the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment explains why they are involved in the initiative   “BBC Worldwide invests in, commercialises, and showcases content from the BBC around the world and champions British creativity globally. It is the lifeblood of our business […]