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

Pressmeddelande   •   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.

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