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​Top executives joins the Board of Nordic major SF Studios

Pressmeddelanden   •   Feb 14, 2017 16:26 CET

In a move to further strengthen Nordic major SF Studios’ future operations and activities, media executives Maria Curman and Åsa Sjöberg have been recruited to join the Board of directors - Maria Curman as chairman and Åsa Sjöberg as board member. The recruitment is a very important step in the company’s future expansion with focus on commercial quality content for a broad audience.

Both Maria Curman and Åsa Sjöberg have long and well documented experience from different positions in the media industry and great knowledge and deep understanding of the creative processes that are crucial in order to capture the opportunities within the competitive film and TV landscape. They will assume their new roles during the spring 2017.

“It is with great joy that I welcome Maria Curman and Åsa Sjöberg to the board of SF Studios”, says Ulrika Saxon, Bonnier’s representative on the board of directors of SF Studios and CEO at Bonnier Growth Media. “Maria's solid background from top positions within the media industry and her extensive board experience, makes her ideal for the role as chairman. We are also extremely proud to get access to Åsa’s profound knowledge of the industry and her long experience of working with creative talents in environments were content is in focus”, Ulrika continues.

Maria Curman is a board member of Bonnier AB and was up until 2011/2012 the CEO at Bonnier Books. Prior to that, she has been CEO at the Swedish public television channel SVT, Bonnier Publishing, Bonnier Education, and the publishing house Almqvist & Wiksell. Maria Curman is at present also a board member of Bonnier Books, Cappelen Damm A/S, Apoteket AB and Work For You.

Åsa Sjöberg is director of content at Bonnier Broadcasting and has worked at TV4 since 1999 were she was held positions as commissioning editor and executive producer in the programming department, as well as head of commissioning and director of programs. Prior to that she held positions as editor and producer at Strix Television, and has studied journalism at Stockholm University. Åsa represents the Swedish film and drama industry on the board of the Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

“SF Studios’ well-known brand, their long and fantastic legacy and their future ambitions feels very exciting to be part of. I am thrilled and look very much forward to work together with the board, the management and the company as a whole”, says Maria Curman, new chairman of the board at SF Studios.

”Over the years, I have at several occasions had the privilege to work with SF Studios and I think it is fantastic to get the opportunity to work even closer with one of the oldest film companies in the world and their exciting future plans", says Åsa Sjöberg, new board member at SF Studios.

Remaining permanent board members at SF Studios are Ulrika Saxon, Mikael Lövgren, Peter Fornstam, Håkan Rudels and Anders Rydén (personnel representative).

For more information, contact:

Ulrika Saxon, owner representative on the Board of SF Studios, +46-70-643 60 65

Maria Curman, new chairman of the board at SF Studios, +46-70-884 89 10

Michael Porseryd, CEO at SF Studios, +46-70-270 92 68

About SF Studios

SF Studios, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies and the leading film studio in the Nordic region. Its business includes production of feature films and TV series, distribution as well as the digital services SF Anytime and SF Kids Play. SF Studios has produced the film “A Man Called Ove” that is currently in the final race for Oscars. Among other, the company is currently producing the international movie Borg McEnroe with a planned theatrical release during the fall 2017. SF Studios has its head office in Stockholm, Sweden and subsidiaries in Norway, Denmark and Finland, and is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier AB.

In a move to further strengthen Nordic major SF Studios’ future operations and activities, media executives Maria Curman and Åsa Sjöberg have been recruited to join the Board of directors - Maria Curman as chairman and Åsa Sjöberg as board member. The recruitment is a very important step in the company’s future expansion with focus on commercial quality content for a broad audience.

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​SF Studios’ A Man Called Ove in the final race for Oscars

Pressmeddelanden   •   Jan 24, 2017 17:15 CET

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove), produced by Nordic major SF Studios, is included in the five- film short-list, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and also for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the Academy Awards gala in February 2017. It is the 6th time a film produced by SF Studios has been nominated as best foreign language film.

A Man Called Ove - based on the best-selling Swedish novel by Fredrik Backman - is a story about Ove, a grumpy yet loveable man who finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. The film has been a huge box-office hit with over 1 700 000 local admissions - the third most successful domestic film ever in Sweden. In 2016 it was awarded with three Guldbaggar – the Swedish equivalent to the Oscar – for Best male actor in a leading role, the People’s Choice Award for Best Film and Best Make-up. In addition, the film won the prestigious award for Best European Comedy at the EFA Awards in December 2016, in Wroclaw, Poland.

“As the production company behind A Man Called Ove we are extremely happy and honored that the film has been included in the final short list competing for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Makeup and Hairstyling Oscars, says Michael Porseryd, CEO at SF Studios. 

He adds “For the film to be one out of five films in the final race is in itself a great achievement and reflects the talent and dedication of Director Hannes Holm, Producers Annica Bellander and Nicklas Wikström Nicastro and the Author Fredrik Backman and of course the outstanding performance by the actors”.

A Man Called Ove has been sold to over 35 international markets including the US where it premiered on September 30th, 2016. Several US critics have praised the film;

"...It's a heartwarming tale...” - Variety

"...A Man Called Ove - striking a delicate balance between barking-mad comedy and syrupy melodrama..." - The Village Voice

"...Holm’s adaptation is a darkly funny, tragic, and ultimately heartwarming tearjerker..." Entertainment Weekly

A Man Called Ove is produced by SF Studios - Producers Annica Bellander and Nicklas Wikström Nicastro, Executive producers Fredrik Wikström Nicastro and Michael Hjorth - in co-production with Film Väst, Nordisk Film, Nordsvensk Filmunderhållning and Fantefilm, with support from the Swedish Film Institute, the Norwegian Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

SF Studios has previously been awarded with three Oscars – Arne Sucksdorff’s “Symphony of a City” in 1948 for Best Short Film and the two Ingmar Bergman films “The Virgin Spring” in 1961 and “Through a Glass Darkly” in 1962, both awarded for Best Foreign Language Film.

In addition a number of SF Studios produced or co-produced films have previously been nominated for an Oscar, including Jan Troell’s “The Emigrants” which was nominated for no less than five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film (1971), Jan Troell ́s “The Stellers” (1972), the Lasse Hallström film “My Life As a Dog” (1985) which was nominated for Best Director and Best Script and the Colin Nutley film “Under the Sun” (1995) which was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

At present SF Studios is developing another feature film based on Fredrik Backman’s best-selling novels – “Britt-Marie Was Here”, which is planned to go into production in 2017.

For more information, contact:

Michael Porseryd, CEO SF Studios, +46 70 270 92 68, michael.porseryd@sfstudios.se
Kristina Linglöf, Head of Communications SF Studios, +46 70 305 22 27, kristina.linglof@sfstudios.se

SF Studios, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies and the leading film studio in the Nordic region for production, co-production, acquisition, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series. SF Studios has its head office in Stockholm, Sweden and subsidiaries in Norway, Denmark and Finland, and is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier AB.

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove), produced by Nordic major SF Studios, is included in the five- film short-list, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and also for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the Academy Awards gala in February 2017. It is the 6th time a film produced by SF Studios has been nominated as best foreign language film.

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Nordic major SF Studios enters a strategic co-financing partnership with Anton Corp for its international expansion

Pressmeddelanden   •   Jan 03, 2017 14:16 CET

Nordic major SF Studios and European content company Anton Corp have entered a strategic partnership with the aim to co-finance together SF Studios’ English-language international productions.

Anton Corp and SF Studios have the ambition to co-finance together international English-language feature films leveraging on the experience of SF Studios in production and its unique access to projects and talents as the leading studio of the Nordic region. The films will be produced by SF Studios, sold internationally by SF Studios in consultation with Anton Corp, and co-financed by both parties. The first film will be announced shortly.

The partnership is an important milestone in SF Studios’ strategy to take a stronger position on the international film market with an ambition to produce a number of high quality feature films and TV series based on Nordic intellectual properties and/or with top Nordic talents such as Daniel Espinosa (Life, Child 44, Safe House), Babak Najafi (London has fallen, Easy Money II) and Jens Jonsson (Easy Money III: Life Deluxe, The King of Ping Pong) with whom projects are currently in development.

“We are very happy to be working closely with Anton Corp, Sebastien Raybaud, Harold van Lier and the rest of the team, as they bring to the venture a vast experience of co-financing international productions as well as a deep knowledge of international markets. In just a few years they have established themselves as one of the main financing partners in Europe with close to 200 films invested in. With our ambitious international strategy, this partnership is an important step on our way to expand our business outside the Nordic territories”, says Frida Westerberg, Deputy CEO and COO at SF Studios.

“SF Studios is truly remarkable as it has some unique features to rank among the top international independent studios; including its long-nurtured relationship to Nordic talents together with an experienced in-house production team and its well-established expertise in distribution”, says Sebastien Raybaud, Anton Corp’s CEO and founder. “We are proud to be in business with SF Studios and its parent Bonnier, and have the chance to work with their very gifted teams”.

For more information, contact:

Frida Westerberg, Deputy CEO and COO, SF Studios, +46-70-870 98 50, frida.westerberg@sfstudios.se

Emilie Hansen, Press, Anton Corp, +44-2070163353, ehansen@antoncorp.com

About SF Studios
SF Studios, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies and the leading film studio in the Nordic region for production, co-production, acquisition, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series. SF Studios has its head office in Stockholm, Sweden and subsidiaries in Norway, Denmark and Finland, and is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier AB.

About Anton Corp
Anton Corp is a European content company originally founded in 2011 to co-finance all international productions and acquisitions of Studiocanal, including worldwide hits such as Paddington and Non Stop. On the back of that initial success, Anton Corp has expanded and signed further partnerships with leading independent distributors and producers in Europe and North America, and developed a new distribution business in emerging markets.

Nordic major SF Studios and European content company Anton Corp have entered a strategic partnership with the aim to co-finance together SF Studios’ English-language international productions.

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​Nordic major SF Studios appoints new CEO

Pressmeddelanden   •   Sep 30, 2016 09:29 CEST

Nordic major SF Studios’ board of directors has appointed Michael Porseryd as new CEO for the company. He will join the company during the first quarter of 2017. With its nearly 100-year-old legacy, SF Studios is the Nordic region’s leading film company, producing and distributing commercial high-quality films and TV drama for the Nordic and international markets.

Michael Porseryd has held numerous leading positions in the Swedish and Nordic media industry. As Nordic CEO for the global production company Endemol, he built up its Nordic operation between 2010 and 2015. Prior to that, he held various top management positions, including COO and Executive Vice President at Metronome Film & Television, as well as a number of CEO positions at MTG, with their subsidiaries Viasat, TV8 and ZTV.

“I’m extremely pleased and very excited to be entrusted with this opportunity, says Michael Porseryd. SF Studios has a fantastic legacy of producing and distributing content. I strongly believe in their well-defined strategy where content continues to be core as well as their focus on investing in new distribution channels and production of films and TV series for even wider audiences. I really look forward to work together with the talented team in the company”, says Michael Porseryd.

“Michael has a long, solid and well documented experience in the industry, including production and the acquisition of film and TV rights. I’m convinced that he, together with the SF Studios team and partners in the Swedish and Nordic film community, has what it takes to continue to build and develop SF Studios into Europe’s most exciting film studio,” says Ulrika Saxon, Bonnier’s representative on the board of directors of SF Studios.

Today, SF Studios’ business operations include local and international production of films and TV series, rights acquisitions, Nordic co-productions, distribution in the Nordic and international markets as well as digital consumer services.

The company has at present several exciting projects in its production slate including the international feature film Borg vs. McEnroe, starring Sverrir Gudnason as Björn Borg, Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe and Stellan Skarsgård as Borg’s coach Lennart Bergelin. The film is planned for a fall 2017 Swedish theatrical release.

Last year’s biggest production, A Man Called Ove, a huge box-office hit with over 1.7 million Swedish admissions, was recently picked as Sweden’s nomination for the 2017 Oscar’s best foreign film category.

“Frida Westerberg, who has done a tremendously good job as acting CEO since June 2016, will continue in her previous role as deputy CEO and COO for SF Studios and remain central to SF Studios’ development,” says Saxon. “Furthermore, she will become part of Bonnier Growth Media’s executive management team in a strategic role, handling the business area’s future investments.”

For more information, contact:

Ulrika Saxon, owner representative on the Board of SF Studios, +46-70-643 60 65

Michael Porseryd, CEO-Elect, SF Studios, +46-70-270 92 68

Frida Westerberg, Acting CEO, SF Studios, +46-70-870 98 50

SF Studios, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies and the leading film entity in the market for production, co-production, acquisition and distribution in the Nordic region and international sales of feature films and TV series. SF is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier.

Nordic major SF Studios’ board of directors has appointed Michael Porseryd as new CEO for the company. He will join the company during the first quarter of 2017. With its nearly 100-year-old legacy, SF Studios is the Nordic region’s leading film company, producing and distributing commercial high-quality films and TV drama for the Nordic and international markets.

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​Michael Porseryd utsedd till ny vd på SF Studios

Pressmeddelanden   •   Sep 30, 2016 09:27 CEST

Michael Porseryd har en mångårig bakgrund på ledande positioner i svensk och nordisk mediebransch. Mellan 2010 och 2015 byggde han som vd upp produktionsbolaget Endemols nordiska verksamhet från grunden. Dessförinnan var han bland annat operativ chef och vice vd för Metronome Film & Television, och hade ett antal vd-poster inom MTG, bland annat på Viasat, TV8 och ZTV.

"Jag är mycket glad över förtroendet att få vara med och leda och utveckla Nordens ledande filmbolag. SF Studios har en genomarbetad strategi där man sätter innehållet i centrum, kontinuerligt anpassar SF Studios till omvärldens krav, och satsar på nya distributionsvägar för att tillgängliggöra film och tv-serier till en bred publik. Jag tycker att SF Studios är mycket väl rustat för att fortsätta växa både i och utanför Norden och ser verkligen fram emot att få jobba tillsammans med all den talang som finns på plats", säger Michael Porseryd.

"Michael har en lång och gedigen branscherfarenhet från både produktionsbolag och som köpare av innehåll såsom film- och tv-rättigheter. Jag är övertygad om att han tillsammans med SF Studios medarbetare och samarbetspartners i svensk och nordisk filmbransch har alla förutsättningar att fortsätta utveckla SF Studios till att bli Europas mest intressanta filmstudio", säger Ulrika Saxon, Bonnier AB:s ägarrepresentant i SF Studios styrelse.

Idag omfattar SF Studios verksamhet lokal och internationell produktion av filmer och tv-serier, inköp av rättigheter, nordiska samproduktioner, distribution på den nordiska och internationella marknaden samt digitala konsumenttjänster.

För närvarande har SF Studios flera spännande filmprojekt på gång, exempelvis den internationella filmen Borg vs. McEnroe, där Sverrir Gudnason spelar Björn Borg, Shia LaBeouf spelar John McEnroe och Stellan Skarsgård spelar Borgs tränare Lennart Bergelin. Filmen planeras ha premiär hösten 2017.

Fjolårets största produktionssatsning, En man som heter Ove, har setts på bio av över 1,7 miljoner svenskar och nominerades nyligen som Sveriges bidrag till Oscarsgalan.

"Frida Westerberg, som har gjort ett fantastiskt arbete som tf vd sedan juni 2016, kommer att fortsätta i sin tidigare roll som vice vd och COO för SF Studios och därmed vara fortsatt central i SF Studios utveckling. Därutöver kommer hon även att ingå i Bonnier Growth Medias ledningsgrupp i en strategisk roll för affärsområdets framtida investeringar", säger Ulrika Saxon.

För högupplöst bild på Michael Porseryd, klicka här

För mer information, kontakta:

Ulrika Saxon, Bonnier AB:s ägarrepresentant i SF Studios styrelse, 070-643 60 65

Michael Porseryd, tillträdande vd SF Studios, 070-270 92 68

Frida Westerberg, tf vd SF Studios, 070-870 98 50

SF Studios etablerades 1919 och är det ledande filmbolaget i Norden med verksamhet i Sverige, Norge, Danmark och Finland. Bolagets verksamhet är film- och tv-produktion och distribution på bio, Home Entertainment och TV samt internationell försäljning. SF Studios ingår i Nordens största mediebolag, Bonnier AB.

SF Studios styrelse har utsett Michael Porseryd till ny vd för SF Studios. Han tillträder sin nya tjänst under första kvartalet 2017. Utifrån ett nästan 100-årigt arv är SF Studios idag Nordens ledande filmbolag, med produktion och distribution av filmer och tv-serier för en bred publik på den nordiska och internationella marknaden.

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​The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki is Finland’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film

Pressmeddelanden   •   Sep 07, 2016 16:14 CEST

Juho Kuosmanen’s feature film debut The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, is nominated as the Finnish entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Oscars.

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​A man called Ove selected as Sweden’s nomination for an Oscar

Pressmeddelanden   •   Sep 01, 2016 11:30 CEST

It was announced today that the Swedish Film Institute has nominated A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove), produced by SF Studios, to represent Sweden for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards gala on February 26th, 2017.

The film is a story about Ove, a grumpy yet loveable man who finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

The film is based on the best-selling Swedish novel by Fredrik Backman published in 2012. The English language version of this book have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 30 weeks.

A Man Called Ove premiered in Sweden on Christmas Day, 2015 and has been a huge hit with over 1 700 000 admissions at the box-office – the third most successful domestic film ever in Sweden. The film was earlier this year awarded with three Guldbaggar – the Swedish equivalent to the Oscar – for Best male actor in a leading role, the People’s Choice Award for Best Film and Best Make-up.

A Man Called Ove has been sold to over 35 international markets including the US where it will premiere on September 30.

In addition, the film will compete at the European Film Awards that takes place on December 10th in Wroclaw, Poland.

”We are extremely happy and honored to represent Sweden at the Oscar’s”, says Frida Westerberg, CEO at SF Studios and continues, “ The film has been a tremendous success at the box-office and the reception it has received, not only in Sweden but also internationally makes us very proud. The nomination in itself gives well deserved credit to the producers, team and director Hannes Holm.”

Director Hannes Holm says “I would like to thank the Jury for this decision, but of course all those who have been part of making this film and the record cinema going public who has seen it. Together we’ve created a fantastic experience that through this decision will reach a greater audience. A Man called Ove is a story of life that is recognizable wherever there is life”

A Man Called Ove is produced by SF Studios, in co-production with Film i Väst, Nordisk Film, Nordsvensk Filmunderhållning and Fantefilm, with support from the Swedish Film Institute, the Norwegian Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Producers on the film are Annica Bellander and Nicklas Wikström Nicastro and Executive Producers are Fredrik Wikström Nicastro and Michael Hjorth.

At present SF Studios is developing another of Fredrik Backman best-selling novels – Britt-Marie Was Here - into a feature film which is planned to go into production in 2017.

For further information, please contact Frida Westerberg, CEO, +46 (0)8 409 188 00, frida.westerberg@sfstudios.se

SF Studios, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies and the leading film entity in the market for production, co-production, acquisition and distribution in the Nordic region and international sales of feature films and TV series. SF is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier.

It was announced today that the Swedish Film Institute has nominated A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove), produced by SF Studios, to represent Sweden for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards gala on February 26th, 2017. The film is a story about Ove, a grumpy yet loveable man who finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

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Jonas Fors avgår som vd för SF Studios

Pressmeddelanden   •   Jun 10, 2016 16:04 CEST

SF Studios styrelse har idag kommit överens med vd Jonas Fors om att han lämnar vd-rollen i SF Studios med omedelbar verkan. Frida Westerberg,operativ chef och vice vd, går in som tillförordnad vd.
Rekryteringsprocessen för att hitta en ny vd inleds omedelbart.

Ulrika Saxon representerar Bonnier AB i styrelsen för SF Studios:

”Som huvudägare har vi från Bonniers sida kommit till slutsatsen att det inte längre finns förutsättningar för Jonas Fors att framgångsrikt leda SF Studios.

Under den senaste tiden har det riktats hård kritik mot SF Studios avseende bolagets interna kultur, särskilt avseende jämställdhet, dess representation under filmveckan och gällande affärsmodellen i den egna produktionsverksamheten.

Vi tar kritiken på stort allvar. Gällande SF Studios kultur står två diametralt motsatta beskrivningar mot varandra, särskilt avseende jämställdhet. Å ena sidan har företaget 60 procent kvinnliga medarbetare, en jämn fördelning mellan kvinnor och män i ledningsgruppen, och kvinnor på ett flertal av de mest centrala posterna. Mot detta står anklagelser om sexism. För att få en faktabaserad bild av företagets arbetsmiljö så kommer vi uppdra åt en extern part att göra en grundlig undersökning bland SF Studios medarbetare.

Jonas Fors tillträdde som vd i samband med sammangåendet mellan SF Studios och Tre Vänner hösten 2013. Han har tillsammans med sin ledningsgrupp gjort betydelsefulla insatser för att ta SF Studios från stora förluster under 2013 och 2014, till strax över ett nollresultat 2015.

SF Studios kommer även framåt att göra stora satsningar på svensk och nordisk film, och då är det nödvändigt att produktionsverksamheten har ekonomisk bärkraft. En förutsättning för att åstadkomma det är att SF Studios även framöver kan attrahera branschens skickligaste människor. För att lyckas med det krävs det både arbetsro i den egna organisationen och att man åtnjuter förtroende från andra aktörer i branschen.”


För mer information
Ulrika Saxon, styrelseledamot i SF Studios, +46 706 43 60 65
David Salsbäck, kommunikationschef Bonnier AB, +46 733 89 00 90

Om SF Studios
SF Studios etablerades 1919 och är det ledande filmbolaget i Norden med verksamhet i Sverige, Norge, Danmark och Finland. Bolagets verksamhet är film- och tv-produktion och distribution på bio, Home Entertainment och TV samt internationell försäljning. SF Studios ingår i Nordens största mediebolag, Bonnier AB.

SF Studios styrelse har idag kommit överens med vd Jonas Fors om att han lämnar vd-rollen i SF Studios med omedelbar verkan. Frida Westerberg,operativ chef och vice vd, går in som tillförordnad vd. Rekryteringsprocessen för att hitta en ny vd inleds omedelbart.

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Jonas Fors Steps Down as CEO for SF Studios

Pressmeddelanden   •   Jun 10, 2016 16:04 CEST

The board of directors for SF Studios has today come to an agreement with Jonas Fors to leave his position as CEO of SF Studios, effective immediately. Frida Westerberg, Deputy CEO & COO, will take over as acting CEO. The search for a new CEO will start immediately.

Says Ulrika Saxon, who represents Bonnier AB on the board of directors for SF Studios: “For Bonnier as majority owner, we have come to the conclusion that, considering the current situation, Jonas Fors can no longer successfully serve as leader for SF Studios.

“In recent days, harsh criticism has been leveled at SF Studios regarding the company’s corporate culture, in particular in connection with gender equality, as well as regarding the company’s conduct at the film festival in Cannes and the company’s business model for its film and TV productions.

“We take the criticism very seriously. In terms of SF Studios’ corporate culture, two images of the company stand diametrically opposed to each other, especially concerning gender equality. On one side, 60 percent of the company’s employees are women, the executive management team is evenly divided between men and women, and there are women in a number of the most central leadership positions. On the other side are accusations of sexism. In order to get to the facts concerning the company’s work culture, we will be bringing in a third party to conduct a thorough survey among SF Studios’ employees.

“Jonas Fors was appointed CEO in conjunction with the merger of SF Studios and production company Tre Vänner in fall of 2013. He has, together with his management team, made significant efforts in taking SF Studios from big losses in 2013-2014, to slightly better than breaking even in 2015.

“SF Studios will continue to invest heavily in Swedish and Nordic films in the future, so it is crucial that the production business be economically viable. In order to do so, SF Studios must continue to attract top talents from within the industry. To succeed in this will require both a good work environment within the corporate organization as well as the confidence of other players in the industry.” 


For more information
Ulrika Saxon, Member of the Board, SF Studios – tel. +46 706 43 60 65
David Salsbäck, Director of Communications, Bonnier AB – tel. +46 733 89 00 90

About SF Studios 
SF Studios, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies and the leading film entity in the market for production, co-production, acquisition and distribution in the Nordic region and international sales of feature films and TV series. SF Studios is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier.

The board of directors for SF Studios has today come to an agreement with Jonas Fors to leave his position as CEO of SF Studios, effective immediately. Frida Westerberg, Deputy CEO & COO, will take over as acting CEO. The search for a new CEO will start immediately.

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​Uttalande från SF Studios med anledning den senaste tidens publicitet

Pressmeddelanden   •   Jun 08, 2016 19:09 CEST

Det pågår just nu rapportering om SF Studios närvaro på filmfestivalen i Cannes, om vår företagskultur och om marginalerna i våra filmproduktioner. SF Studios är Nordens största filmbolag. Vi ska granskas och vi ska vara beredda att utstå kritik.

Det är naturligtvis särskilt allvarligt när framstående kreatörer och intressenter i vår bransch kritiserar vår företagskultur. Vår verksamhet är beroende av dessa kreatörer. Vår affärsidé är att producera och distribuera underhållning och filmkonst av högsta kvalitet med goda kommersiella förutsättningar.

Lika allvarligt är det att vi beskrivs som grabbiga. SF Studios har idag en ledning med jämn könsfördelning och vi har 60 procent kvinnor bland våra anställda. Vi har svårt att känna igen oss i hur vi beskrivs. Men det spelar mindre roll. Det är frågor som inte får viftas bort lättvindigt.

Det finns dock en del direkta felaktigheter i rapporteringen som vi vill bemöta.

Om våra aktiviteter i Cannes:

  • SF Studios arrangerar inte och betalar inte för några evenemang på nattklubben VIP Room i Cannes. VIP Room ligger i Marriott Hotel i Cannes och är en populär mötesplats i samband med festivalen. Flera av våra medarbetare, både män och kvinnor, har valt att besöka klubben på egen bekostnad utanför arbetstid. Man kan ha många synpunkter på hur personal och besökare klär sig på en fransk nattklubb, men den kan omöjligen kategoriseras som en stripp- eller sexklubb.
  • Vi hyrde en båt i Cannes eftersom det var den mest kostnadseffektiva lösningen för att möta de behov vi hade på plats. Kostnaden var lägre än alternativen för boende, evenemang, mötes- och arbetslokaler för vår internationella försäljningsverksamhet. Att hyra en båt som fungerar som försäljnings- och mässyta på världens största filmfestival är ett vanligt förfarande i vår bransch.

  • Om våra marginaler och avtal:

  • Vi har inte varit i närheten av de marginaler som det påstås i SVT:s Kulturnyheterna. I normalfallet ligger våra marginaler kring 8-10 procent.
  • Våra filmproduktionsavtal följer branschstandard och granskas av SFI i de fall vi får stöd därifrån. Eftersom de dessutom ofta är samproduktioner granskas de också av övriga parter. 
  • SF Studios etablerades 1919 och är det ledande filmbolaget i Norden med verksamhet i Sverige, Norge, Danmark och Finland. Bolagets verksamhet är film- och tv-produktion och distribution på bio, Home Entertainment och TV samt internationell försäljning. SF ingår i Nordens största mediebolag, Bonnier AB.

    Det pågår just nu rapportering om SF Studios närvaro på filmfestivalen i Cannes, om vår företagskultur och om marginalerna i våra filmproduktioner. SF Studios är Nordens största filmbolag. Vi ska granskas och vi ska vara beredda att utstå kritik.

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    SF Studios - det största filmbolaget i Norden

    SF Studios är ett av världens äldsta och mest välrenommerade filmbolag. Sedan starten 1919 har bolaget tillskansat sig ett rykte om att ha producerat några av världens mest kända filmer och arbetat med internationellt välkända skådespelare och regissörer och har också sedan starten byggt upp ett rättighetsbibliotek med över 1.200 titlar.

    Idag är SF Studios Nordens ledande kommersiella filmbolag med huvudkontor i Sverige och dotterbolag i Norge, Danmark och Finland. Bolaget producerar filmad underhållning för bio, TV och webb och är dessutom den ledande distributören av utländsk film på samma marknad.

    SF Anytime är en del av SF Studios och grundades 2002. Den är idag den ledande video on demand-tjänsten i Norden och Baltikum. SF Studios äger även produktionsbolaget Tre Vänner, som utvecklar och producerar film-, tv- och webproduktioner.

    SF Studios är ett bolag inom Bonnier, affärsområdet Bonnier Growth Media.
    Inom samma affärsområde ligger biografbolaget SF Bio AB, samägt av Bonnier AB och Ratos.

    Adress

    • SF Studios
    • Luntmakargatan 45
    • 111 37 Stockholm
    • Sverige