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Ab Svensk Filmindustri, Flx sign output deal

16 February 2016 4:07 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Agreement comprises co-production and distribution of all of Flx’s projects in development.

Scandinavian film distribution and production outfit Ab Svensk Filmindustri and Swedish production company Flx have signed an exclusive output agreement.

The deal, which covers the Nordic region (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland) and comprises co-production and distribution, will relate to all projects that Flx has in development.

Run by Felix Herngren, Pontus Edgren and Niclas Carlsson, Flx’s credits include Oscar-nominated comedy The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared, which grossed more than $51m worldwide, as well as TV series Boy Machine, Solsidan and Torpederna.

The company plans to make “major investments over the next few years”, read a release, with Edgren adding that they had found “a strong partner” in Svensk Filmindustri.

Svensk Filmindustri recently announced the appointments of Tim King as executive vice president production and Lars Bredo Rahbek as head of production. »

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Berlin: Flx Signs Exclusive Output Deal With Svensk (Exclusive)

13 February 2016 7:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sweden-based super-indie Flx, the company behind Nordic B.O. hit “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared,” has signed an exclusive output deal with Ab Svensk Filmindustri, one of Scandinavia’s biggest distributors.

The pact covers the distribution of Flx’s upcoming features in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland. Kicking off this year, the deal doesn’t, however, include the sequel to “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window,” which Disney Nordic will distribute.

Flx, which is headed by Felix Herngren, Pontus Edgren, Niclas Carlsson, is a subsidiary of  Bonnier Growth Media and boasts a strong track record with features such as the $7 million “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared,” which was handled by Studiocanal and racked up over $51 million worldwide; and TV series such as “Solsidan” and “Torpederna,” which Anonymous Content and Paramount TV are remaking for the U. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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