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SF Studios Taps New Head of Film Production

Variety logo Variety 6/14/2017 Elsa Keslassy
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SF Studios has tapped Annika Sucksdorff, the former CEO of Helsinki Filmi in Finland, to head film production in Sweden.

Sucksdorff, who has produced such titles as “Tom of Finland,” “The Mine,” and “Heart of a Lion,” will spearhead the development and production of Swedish features for the banner.

SF Studios said that hiring Sucksdorff marks a key step in the company’s expansion and focus on upscale films for mainstream audiences.

“In addition to [Sucksdorff’s] abilities as a producer, both creatively and commercially, we have also been particularly impressed by her skills as a leader of people. We look forward to have her further strengthen SF Studios’ position as a leading film producer in the Nordics,” said Michael Porseryd, CEO of SF Studios.

Sucksdorff said she was joining SF Studios at a great time, considering the “recent commercial and artistic successes like ‘A Man Called Ove’ and the highly anticipated ‘Borg/McEnroe.'”

“The studio also has a strong development slate with iconic titles,” said Sucksdorff, who also paid homage to Fredrik Wikström Nicastro, her predecessor as head of SF Studios’ film production.

Nicastro, who will remain at the company with a new job as senior VP of international production, previously worked on the production of “Easy Money Trilogy,” “A Man Called Ove,” “Borg/McEnroe,” and such co-productions as “The Wave” and “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki.”

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