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Senior Acquisition Manager to SF Studios – Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo or Helsinki!
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Location: Stockholm +3 more

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Fredrik Warstedt

Job Description

Our Acquisition team is responsible for acquiring and co-producing feature films, documentaries, and TV series to distribute to our audiences in the Nordic market. Sounds exciting? Continue reading because we are now looking for a Senior Acquisition Manager to join the team!

As Senior Acquisition Manager, you will be an important contributor to SF Studios’ acquisitions and co-productions in the Nordic region and occasionally on our international acquisition slate. This is a key position in the Nordic film industry, which requires extensive experience in evaluating screenplays for film and TV series in development.

As our new Senior Acquisition Manager, you will:

  • Proactively search for new projects and assess incoming film projects and occasional TV series projects.
  • Work closely with SF Studios’ output partners/production companies and actively search for new collaborations.
  • Evaluate content and business potential for projects/collaborations.
  • Negotiate deal terms with producers/legal councils/negotiators for acquisitions of productions and co-productions in the Nordic market (including deal terms for new collaborations).
  • Together with the Head of Nordic Acquisitions coordinate investment decision process internally and externally for Nordic productions and co-productions.
  • Be a value-adding partner for producers when it comes to the development phase; reading screenplays, give opinion on talent attached to the project and look at rough cuts and feedback on these parts of the development.
  • Contribute to content acquisition decisions for our international slate
  • The position involves business travel between the Nordic countries on a weekly basis.

The Senior Acquisition Manager is part of our Acquisition team and reports to SF Studios EVP Acquisition & Licensing, with day-to-day coordination with the Head of Nordic Acquisition. The work location is flexible between SF Studios’ offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, or Helsinki.

To be successful in this role, we believe you have:

  • Previous experience and deep understanding of evaluating films and TV series from the content perspective.
  • Excellent understanding of commercial drivers to ensure sound decision-making and deal terms.
  • Experience from working with film financing and different deal structures.
  • Familiarity with the Nordic film institutes’ support systems.
  • Relevant education within the Arts area, or similar.
  • Passion for/understanding of/ability to balance both the creative and the commercial side of the acquisition process.
  • Fluent in English and at least one of the Scandinavian languages (Swedish/Norwegian/Danish). Great reading proficiency in all Scandinavian languages, Finnish language skills is a bonus but not a demand.
  • Strong and wide network in the Nordic film industry.
  • Experience from working in several Nordic countries is considered a merit.

As a person, we believe you are results-focused with a high degree of drive and ownership. You have strong negotiation skills – which we define as self-confident with a humble approach. Furthermore, you have a structured work approach with the ability to continuously change and adapt to new conditions. You have excellent social skills and thrive in a role where you create buy-in with different stakeholders. One of our values is to work together as one team – so we help each other out when needed and expect you to be a true team player.

At SF Studios, we welcome applicants from all walks of life. You will work with highly engaged people with competencies ranging from movie production to finance and sales. We are diverse – but the one thing we all have in common is our passion for films and TV series. If you have a business mindset and an interest in entertainment – you will feel right at home!

If you tick all the boxes and this sounds like a dream job for you – apply today! Please note that applications sent through email will not be considered - thank you for applying through our website. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note, that due to the summer holidays we will not review applications before the beginning of August.

For questions, please contact:

  • Fredrik Warstedt, EVP Acquisition & Licensing
    Email: [email protected]
    Mobile phone: +46-736 18 27 48

  • Kristina Linglöf, EVP HR & Operations
    Email: [email protected]
    Mobile phone: +46-703 05 22 27

About the company

SF Studios, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies and the leading film studio in the Nordic region. Its business includes production and distribution of feature films and TV series and the digital services SF Anytime and SF Kids Play. SF Studios has its head office in Stockholm, Sweden and subsidiaries in Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and London, and is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier AB.

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