You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Svensk Filmindustri taps Denward

SFI exec to become head of production

LONDON — Scandi major Svensk Filmindustri has named Charlotta Denward as its head of production.

Denward is director of production funding and promotion at the Swedish Film Institute, where she has served since 2006.

She will join Stockholm-based Svensk in November to replace veteran exec Borje Hansson, who is leaving after four years in the job. She reports to Svensk CEO Rasmus Ramstad.

Hansson most recently co-produced Lars Hallstrom’s thriller “The Hypnotist” with Peter Possne, which was co-financed by Svensk and the SFI. “The Hypnotist,” starring Mikael Persbrandt, is Hallstrom’s first Swedish film for 25 years. It will premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival before it opens Sept. 28 in Sweden.

Denward is one of Scandinavia’s most experienced film producers and financiers. She worked as a film commissioner at the SFI, backing Lukas Moodysson’s debut “Fucking Amal,” before becoming a producer at Filmlance, and then returning to the SFI as production chief. During her second stint at the SFI, the public funder backed “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and its sequels.

“Denward’s experience … makes her the perfect production chief for Svensk,” said Ramstad. “Charlotta will be responsible for a business that has the ambition to lead and develop film production in Sweden.”

“My years at the SFI have been fun, educational and interesting,” commented Denward. “I have seen the Swedish film industry from a holistic perspective, but now I cannot wait to get out and make a movie again.”

Upcoming Svensk projects include “The Paganini Contract,” a sequel to “The Hypnotist,” directed by Kjell Sundvall, which is in pre-production to shoot this fall.

More Film

  • 2018 Golden Globe Nominations Scorecard by

    Golden Globes Leaderboard: 'Shape of Water,' Fox Searchlight Top List of Nominees

    LONDON — Scandi major Svensk Filmindustri has named Charlotta Denward as its head of production. Denward is director of production funding and promotion at the Swedish Film Institute, where she has served since 2006. She will join Stockholm-based Svensk in November to replace veteran exec Borje Hansson, who is leaving after four years in the […]

  • The Shape of Water

    Golden Globes Nominations: 'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Score Big

    LONDON — Scandi major Svensk Filmindustri has named Charlotta Denward as its head of production. Denward is director of production funding and promotion at the Swedish Film Institute, where she has served since 2006. She will join Stockholm-based Svensk in November to replace veteran exec Borje Hansson, who is leaving after four years in the […]

  • Japan Box Office: ‘Kamen Rider’ Roars

    Japan Box Office: ‘Kamen Rider’ Roars to Top Spot

    LONDON — Scandi major Svensk Filmindustri has named Charlotta Denward as its head of production. Denward is director of production funding and promotion at the Swedish Film Institute, where she has served since 2006. She will join Stockholm-based Svensk in November to replace veteran exec Borje Hansson, who is leaving after four years in the […]

  • Time Square Station Explosion

    NYPD Investigating Explosion in Times Square Station, Suspect in Custody

    LONDON — Scandi major Svensk Filmindustri has named Charlotta Denward as its head of production. Denward is director of production funding and promotion at the Swedish Film Institute, where she has served since 2006. She will join Stockholm-based Svensk in November to replace veteran exec Borje Hansson, who is leaving after four years in the […]

  • 'BPM (Beats Per Minute)' Leads France's

    Robin Campillo's 'BPM (Beats Per Minute)' Leads France's 2017 Lumieres Nominations

    LONDON — Scandi major Svensk Filmindustri has named Charlotta Denward as its head of production. Denward is director of production funding and promotion at the Swedish Film Institute, where she has served since 2006. She will join Stockholm-based Svensk in November to replace veteran exec Borje Hansson, who is leaving after four years in the […]

  • Golden Globe Nominations

    Golden Globe Nominations: Complete List

    LONDON — Scandi major Svensk Filmindustri has named Charlotta Denward as its head of production. Denward is director of production funding and promotion at the Swedish Film Institute, where she has served since 2006. She will join Stockholm-based Svensk in November to replace veteran exec Borje Hansson, who is leaving after four years in the […]

  • IFFAM: Mihara, Savage, Without a Head

    'Mihara,' 'Savage,' 'Without a Head' Named as Macau Project Winners

    LONDON — Scandi major Svensk Filmindustri has named Charlotta Denward as its head of production. Denward is director of production funding and promotion at the Swedish Film Institute, where she has served since 2006. She will join Stockholm-based Svensk in November to replace veteran exec Borje Hansson, who is leaving after four years in the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content