Turner Broadcasting Sells Scandi Distrib Op NonStop Entertainment

Two high-profile Scandinavian film execs — Jakob Abrahamsson (pictured) and C.G. Anderson — have bought back Scandinavian film distribution company NonStop Entertainment from Turner Broadcasting.

Abrahamsson previously served as a distribution and acquisition manager at NonStop and will now become the new CEO of the company. Abrahamsson has worked at the company since 2000.

”The time with Turner has been valuable and during the time we’ve had some of our biggest successes. We appreciate their work in making this company more effective and we look forward to going independent as a company again,” says Jakob Abrahamsson.

In 2010 Turner acquired NonStop Entertainment, part of the Millennium Media Group, from MMG founder Ignas Scheynius, who left the company a few years later. Anderson served as head of MMG.

Ian McDonough, CEO of Turner Broadcasting Northern Europe, commented: “We leave NonStop Entertainment in very good shape, and we will continue working with Turner’s main key sections. We wish Jakob and his team all the luck.”

A mid-sized distribution operation for Scandinavia, the Baltics and Iceland looking to acquire upscale titles with breakout potential from Europe and the U.S., NonStop has recently released films like ”Leviathan,” ”Mommy,” ”Winter Sleep” and ”It Follows.” Their biggest release of a Swedish film will be Stig Bjorkman’s ”Ingrid Bergman — In Her Own Words,” which premieres on August 28. Among other fall titles are Julio Medem’s ”Ma ma,” Julie Delpy’s ”Lolo” and Lisa Aschan’s ”White People,” her first film after the prize-winning debut ”She Monkeys.”

New ownership starts from today, Aug. 21.

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