Michael Porseryd
Courtesy of SF Studios
Sweden
2021

SF Studios

Michael
Porseryd

CEO

Since taking charge of SF Studios in 2016, Porseryd has further expanded the global footprint of the venerable Stockholm-based producer/distributor with a steady flow of films and TV shows for a wide variety of partners, including the series “Red Dot” and “Snabba Cash” for Netflix and “Welcome to Utmark” for HBO. In 2021, he sealed big deals for the Nordic territories, including a multiyear extension of its acquisition output arrangement with U.S.-based STX for all its feature films, and distribution pacts with Sony, Universal and Paramount for physical media home entertainment releases. He theatrically released Bille August’s psychological drama “The Pact” and set the Oscar-winning Danish director to helm an adaptation of Karen Blixen’s novel “Ehrengard” for Netflix, with Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II serving as production designer.

Career

  • SF Studios
  • Endemol Group
  • Modern Times Group

Education

  • Linköping University (Sweden)

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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SF Studios Appoints Michael Porseryd as CEO

SF Studios Appoints Michael Porseryd as CEO

Nordic mini-major SF Studios has tapped Michael Porseryd as CEO for the vertically-integrated centenary company starting in 2017. Porseryd will replace Frida Westerberg, who stepped in as CEO in June following the polemical exit of Jonas Fors amid accusations of sexism and bullying. Westerberg will remain at SF Studios in her previous role of deputy CEO and COO for the company. A Scandinavian media industry vet, Porseryd previously worked as Nordic CEO for the global production company Endemol where he...

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