SF Studios and REinvent Studios enter TV drama partnership
September 18, 2018
The newly created Copenhagen-based distribution company Reinvent, headed by Rikke Ennis, will handle SF Studios’ upcoming Nordic TV drama slate worldwide.
The deal covers the global distribution of SF Studios’ next wave of original Nordic TV dramas produced in-house and by its satellite production companies Filmkameratene and Motion Blur in Norway. Existing shows will continue to be distributed in accordance with earlier seasons.
Next to its in-house drama projects and external pick-ups, the deal with SF Studios will give REInvent Studios access to a steady flow of 5-6 high end Nordic TV dramas a year. It also enables the company to bring its own content to SF Studios’ for co-production opportunities.
“We are extremely proud and happy to have entered this strategic partnership with SF Studios. I feel we share the same vision and a common goal to work closely with talents and producers from an early stage to create high quality drama”, says Rikke Ennis, CEO at REinvent Studios.
“As SF Studios is raising the stakes in TV drama, we have been looking into consolidating our TV distribution set up, which has been fragmented and handled by different international distributors. We’ve always admired Rikke’s achievements at TrustNordisk and when she hired Helene Aurø in August, REinvent Studios became an even stronger and more attractive world distributor of TV drama. Therefore, it felt like a great time to hook up with Rikke, Helene and the rest of REinvent’s team”, says Tim King, Executive Vice President Production at SF Studios.
“I am thrilled that we will represent titles from SF Studios. They have produced some major series in the last years and I am looking forward to presenting the series to the international buyers. The former series have travelled around the world and I am certain that there is a big international audience for the new series”, says Helene Aurø, Sales & Marketing Director at REinvent Studios.
SF Studios’ upcoming series include the Swedish crime show The Hunters (Jägarna), set to premiere on the streaming service C More in November and in 2019 on TV4, and produced together with Harmonica Films, as well as the Danish drama comedy Nursing School (Sygeplejeskolen), soon to debut on TV2 Charlie. The Danish smash hit Badehotellet season 6 (TV2) is currently in production, as is season 2 of the Swedish crime drama Alex season 2 (Viaplay) whilst the second season of The Lawyer (Advokaten), co-produced by Studiocanal, will be greenlit during September.