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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 […]

SF Studios & SVT partner to tell Raoul Wallenberg story

SF Studios and Sveriges Television (SVT) are co-producing a drama series around the true story of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who became a hero by saving thousands of Jews during the Second World War. The six-part Raoul will begin filming in 2022 and is being made in collaboration with Beta Film, which will handle international […]

SF Studios hires TrustNordisk’s Silje Nikoline Glimsdal for acquisitions & co-pros

SF Studios in the Nordics has appointed Silje Nikoline Glimsdal as senior acquisition manager. Glimsdal will join the company on 1 November and will be based in its Copenhagen office, taking a focus on SF Studios’ Nordic acquisitions and co-productions, as well as the company’s international acquisition slate. She will report to Fredrik Warstedt, EVP […]

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 […]