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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 […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in a bid to combat illegal video and content downloads. The firms include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, […]

Viaplay sets UK-coproduced drama

Scandinavian SVOD service Viaplay’s latest original will be coproduced by UK-based production company Nevision. Big-budget crime drama Alex will be an SF Studios, Film i Väst and Nevision coproduction running to six 44-minute episodes. Principal shooting commences in March in Gothenburg, ahead of completion in the summer. The Swedish-lanaguge series will then debut on MTG-owned […]

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 […]