Jenny Stjernströmer Björk appointed new evp acquisition and co-production at Scandinavian major Svensk Filmindustri
Scandinavian major Svensk Filmindustri has increased its acquisition and Nordic co-production activities by appointing Jenny Stjernstömer Björk evp acquisition and co-production, effective immediately.
Stjernströmer Björk has previously worked in book publishing, as an agent and running her own publishing agency. Five years ago she joined production company Tre Vänner, first by taking responsibility for the acquisition of book rights like A Man Called Ove (currently in production) and the Karin Fossum Inspector Sejer series. She then took on the position as head of development at the company.
When the company was acquired by Svensk Filmindustri in autumn 2013 she moved with the Tre Vänner team to Svensk.
In her new role, she will head the acquisition and Nordic co-production activities and also supervise the company’s new business intelligence department.
Stjernströmer Björk is also on the Svensk Filmindustri Nordic Management team.
Current Nordic feature films with an SF involvement include Joakim Triers first English-language film Louder Than Bombs (Norwegian), the Danish Summer of 92 in co-production with Meta Film, and the Swedish feature Love is the Drug in co-production with Lena Rehnberg and StellaNova Film (Waltz for Monica). Love is the drug is scheduled for a Christmas 2014 Swedish theatrical release.
Stjernströmer Björk was part of the SF team that recently announced a co-production and distribution alliance deal with Studiocanal.
The agreement includes an all rights, output distribution deal for SF on all new Studiocanal films on the Nordic market, the digital distribution by SF of Studiocanal catalogue titles and also co-production based on English-speaking Nordic feature films and TV-series from SF properties, aimed for the international market.
Two feature films are currently being developed: Easy Money (Snabba Cash), the English-language remake of Ibiza-set thriller The White Island.