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SF Studios

SF Studios
Formerly
Svensk Filmindustri (1919-2017)
Limited company
IndustryFilm
PredecessorAB Svenska Biografteatern
Filmindustri AB Skandia
Founded27 December 1919; 98 years ago (1919-12-27)[1] by merger (as Svensk Filmindustri)
HeadquartersStockholm, Sweden
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Michael Porseryd (CEO)
ProductsMotion pictures, TV-series
OwnerBonnier Group
ParentBonnier Entertainment
Websitesfstudios.se
The gate to SF's headquarters at Filmstaden in Solna outside of Stockholm

SF Studios is a Swedish film production company, distributor (both Swedish and international) and movie theatre chain based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by the Bonnier Group. The largest film studio in Sweden,[2] it was established on 27 December 1919 as Aktiebolaget Svensk Filmindustri (AB Svensk Filmindustri) or Svensk Filmindustri (SF), and adopted its current name in 2016.

It produced most of the films made by Ingmar Bergman, as well as a long list of films by other Swedish filmmakers. The majority of film adaptations of the works by children's author Astrid Lindgren have been produced by SF.

SF also distributes foreign films in the Nordic countries and has deals with Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and STX Entertainment in the United States and StudioCanal in France.

SF was owned by Hufvudstaden AB (sv) from 1970 until 1973, when it was sold to the newspaper firm Dagens Nyheter. Since 1983 SF has been owned by the Bonnier Group. In 2013, 60% of the cinema division of SF, SF Bio, was sold to the private equity firm Ratos, and since 2017 SF Bio has been owned by AMC Theatres.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Om SF" (in Swedish). AB Svensk Filmindustri. Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  2. ^ Fornas, Johan; Becker, Karin; Bjurstrom, Erling; Ganetz, Hillevi (2007). Consuming Media: Communication, Shopping and Everyday Life. Berg Publishers. p. 160.

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