He signs six-year contract as production and development chief; Svensk Denmark appoints Birdi Bjerregaard as MD for SF Film Production.

Norwegian producer Sveinung Golimo, who worked on this including Max Manus: Men of War and Troll Hunter, was today named production and development chief at the Norwegian Film Institute.

Golimo, 38, who has signed a six-year contract, will join the top management team headed by new CEO Sindre Guldvog, who will shortly replace managing director Nina Refseth. Starting next spring, he will succeed Ivar Køhn, who has become head of drama at Norwegian pubcaster NRK.

Since 2001, Golimo has worked for Oslo-based production outfit Filmkameratene, now 50%-50% owned by its founder, Norwegian veteran producer John M Jacobsen and SF Norge; for six years he was head of the Norwegian Film and TV Producers’ Association. He is currently producing Norwegian directors Hallvard Bræin’s Burning (Børning), Grethe Bøe’s Operation Arctic (Operasjon Arktis), and Per Olav Sørensen’s TV series The Heavy Water War  (Kampen om tungtvannet).

Bjerregaard joins Svensk Denmark

Separately, Swedish major, Svensk Filmindustri’s Danish subsidiary has appointed Birdie Bjerregaard (54) managing director for SF Film Production, which has recently delivered Danish director Bille August’s Marie Krøyer (2012) and Danish commercial pubcaster TV2/Danmark’s two television series, Rita and the upcoming The Beach Hotel (Badehotellet).

A former CEO of productions with TvDanmark, and head of development at Koncern TV og Film, Bjerregaard has for 11 years been senior editor of Fact and Lifestyle programmes at Danish pubcaster DR. “I am myself a great consumer of television series, so it is a dream come true to participate in creating new and original shows for the viewers,” she said.