SF Adds Tre Vanner In Latest Film/TV Expansion

SCANDINAVIA’S near century old film and TV production, distribution and sales outfit Svensk Filmindustri (SF) has taken a majority stake in Swedish film and TV producer Tre Vanner.

SF’s parent company Bonnier Growth Media acquired a 90% share in Tre Vanner, with 10% remaining with Tre Vanner’s original founders. Tre Vanner is behind hit TV shows such as Wallander and the Easy Money film trilogy. It currently has a new first look development deal with ZDF Enterprises and is putting the finishing touches on the TV and film versions of Camila Lackberg’s crime series Fjallbacka Murders.

Tre Vanner CEO Jonas Fors will become the new CEO of SF. Current CEO and president Rasmus Ramstad is stepping down after holding the post for 15 years to pursue other opportunities. The moves reflects an expanded vision of the TV and film future and plans by SF to produce or co-produce some 40 films and TV projects per year. Subsidiary Sonet Film, run by CEO Peter Possne and producer Rickard Petrelius, recently launched Sonet Television, also with the aim of producing new TV drama series for local and international markets.

SF is headquartered in Stockhom but has operating subsidiaries in Denmark, Norway and Finland. Recent credits include Per Fly’s biopic Waltz For Monica.

The 209-year-old Bonnier Group is a family owned business with 175 companies in 20 countries.