Michael Porseryd
Courtesy of SF Studios
Sweden
2022

Michael
Porseryd

CEO

Running the 103-year-old Swedish film and TV prodco and distributor, Porseryd has produced a steady stream of films and TV series intended primarily for the Scandinavian market, including the first Danish-language Netflix feature, Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg’s “Loving Adults,” starring Dar Salim and Sonja Richter, which premiered in August. But he’s also getting some attention stateside with his latest film, director Marc Forster’s “A Man Called Otto,” starring Tom Hanks. Sony Pictures paid a reported $60 million for the worldwide rights in February in what was said to be the largest-ever deal at the European Film Market. His next project is another SF Studios-Netflix collaboration, director Bille August’s feature adaptation of the Karen Blixen novel “Ehrengard.” A dark fairytale set in the mythical kingdom of Babenhausen, it will feature sets designed by Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II. 

Career

  • SF Studios
  • Endemol Group
  • Modern Times Group

Education

  • Linköping University (Sweden)

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
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Michael Porseryd Exits as CEO of ‘A Man Called Otto’ Producer SF Studios

Michael Porseryd Exits as CEO of ‘A Man Called Otto’ Producer SF Studios

Michael Porseryd is set to exit SF Studios, the Nordic powerhouse behind Tom Hanks starrer "A Man Called Otto," as CEO. News comes as a shock to everyone as Porseryd recently spoke to Variety about the company's involvement in "A Man Called Otto," following a successful press launch of the film with Hanks and Rita Wilson who were on hand in Stockholm. SF Studios’ chairman of the board, Jan Bernhardsson, will assume the role as acting CEO in the interim....

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