FS Film Oy, the joint Finnish distribution venture between Twentieth Century Fox and Scandinavia's Svensk Filmindustri (Screendaily Jan 19), plans to expand from its theatrical base into video distribution.

The outfit plans to handle video distribution of all Svensk Filmindustri (SF) productions and acquisitions with The Sixth Sense earmarked as the first release.

Former Finnkino product manager Joakim Horsma has been appointed head of operations for the video division. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, which previously distributed SF products in the Finnish video market, will continue to act as a partner on certain market segments.

"Entering video distribution in Finland concludes our expansion within the distribution arena in the Nordic territory and we are very happy to have such an experienced person as Joakim Horsma joining the Svensk team,' said Svensk Filmindustri president and CEO Rasmus Ramstad.