SF Studios expands internationally and opens up a UK office

Nordic major SF Studios, with head office in Stockholm and subsidiaries in Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki, have opened an international production office in London, effective immediately. Kate Myers will, in the role as VP Development UK and International Production, head SF Studios’ international film development out of the London office.

Myers, who most recently served as co-founder and producer at Forward Films, will work closely with SF Studios’ SVP International Production, Fredrik Wikström Nicastro, whom she will report to. The team will focus on English language projects, based on Nordic intellectual properties and/ or with Nordic filmmakers attached.

“We are thrilled to have Kate join SF Studios and be part of our international expansion”, says Michael Porseryd, CEO at SF Studios. Fredrik Wikström Nicastro continues: “Kate has impressed us with her deep understanding of storytelling and script development. She is an extremely talented creative executive with great talent relationships.”

“I‘m delighted to join SF Studios to help develop its international expansion”, says Kate Myers and continues: “I look forward to work alongside Fredrik Wikström Nicastro and the rest of the team to build a dynamic and exciting slate, continuing the studio’s strong legacy of collaborating with outstanding Scandinavian talent”.

At Forward Films, Myers’ producer credits include Kristian Levring‘s The Salvation, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green, and UK independent comedies Grabbers and BAFTA-nominated Skeletons, winner of Best British Film at EIFF 2009. Previous to setting up Forward Films with Tracy Brimm, she served as Head of Development at Jonathan Glazer‘s Academy Films where she developed Glazer‘s second feature film Birth; and at Matthew Vaughn and Guy Ritchie‘s SKA Films where she developed Snatch for Vaughn/Ritchie. She began her career at Independent Talent in London.

SF Studios’ upcoming international films include Borg/McEnroe starring Sverrir Gudnasson, Shia LaBeouf and Stellan Skarsgård directed by Janus Metz. The film will have its world premiere as opening film at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7th. Films in development or pre-production include I am Victor based on an upcoming novel by Jo Nesbø adapted by the Bond scribes Purvis and Wade with Baltasar Kormakur set to direct, Horizon Line written by the 10 Cloverfield Lane scribes Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken and A Killing, a UK set re-make based on the highly successful Easy Money trilogy, produced by SF Studios.

Alongside its international production slate, SF Studios will continue to produce in the Scandinavian languages and is currently producing and co-producing several films and TV-series across the region. Projects in development include films scheduled for production in 2018 with top Nordic filmmakers such as Daniel Espinosa (Life) and Espen Sandberg (Pirates of the Caribbean - Salazar's Revenge).

For more information, please contact:
Fredrik Wikström Nicastro, SVP International Production at SF Studios, Fredrik.WikstromNicastro@sfstudios.se, +46 70 413 63 83, or Kate Myers, VP Development UK & International Production, kate.myers@sfstudios.se, +44 7769976006.

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