Scandinavian major Svensk Filmindustri and French power house StudioCanal enter a new strategic distribution and production alliance.

The agreement includes an all rights, output distribution deal for SF on all new StudioCanal films on the Nordic market (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland) and the digital distribution by SF of StudioCanal catalogue titles. The deal also comprises coproduction based on English-Speaking Nordic feature films and TV-series from SF properties, aimed for the international market. SF will handle the Nordic markets for these coproductions and StudioCanal will distribute them internationally.

“We are thrilled to deepen our relationship with StudioCanal. We have been looking for a strong international strategic production/distribution partner for some time and StudioCanal, with its international repute – strong line-up of films, powerful distribution arm and a very ambitious and exciting production strategy – is a perfect match for us. We have already a great partnership with the very professional team at StudioCanal and with this alliance I strongly believe that both our companies will be able to further strengthen and develop our opportunities on the Nordic and the international markets”, says Jonas Fors, CEO of Svensk Filmindustri”.

“Svensk is a major player in the Nordic region, and a longtime partner, so we are thrilled to be working more closely with them. This is also exciting to be signing an output deal between two major European companies, confirming the strong international profile of our movies”, says Romain Bessi, COO of StudioCanal