More Changes At SF As Sonet's Possne Steps Down

PROLIFIC film producer and co-producer Peter Possne will step down from his position as CEO and producer at Sonet Film after 29 years.

Possne, during his career, has produced more than 70 feature films, among the more recent, current box office hit Nobody Owns Me, Lasse Halstrom's The Hypnotist and False Trail. He helped found Sonet in 1984.

The company has been operating as an independent film producer within the Bonnier Growth Media's Svensk Filmindustri (SF) since 2007, when it was acquired from the Modern Times Group. In the past year, Possne has also laid the foundation for a new TV drama division within Sonet, which is currently developing projects based on the works of Kerstin Ekman, Henning Mankell, Håkan Nesser, Anne Holt and others.

In a press release, Possne said he was ready to move on, adding, “I have run the company for more than half of my life. It has been a long, intense, but more than anything else fantastic and joyful journey. Now I simply want to do something else with my life and be open to new and exciting experiences.”

It has been a year of major changes on the film and TV side for SF and its parent group,  209-year old Bonnier Group. SF is moving forward on ambitious plans to produce or co-produce some 40 films and TV projects annually, a move that when accomplished would make the 94 year old Nordic player one of Europe’s largest studios.

In early October, Jonas Fors, former CEO of Tre Vanner, stepped up to become new CEO of SF following its  acquisition of Tre Vanner. Rasmus Ramstad, who headed up the company for some 15 years, stepped down to pursue other ambitions.