Endeavor Content has invested in a new Scandinavia-based production company, recently launched by the head of drama at Nordic media firm CMore, Josefine Tengblad alongside Fremantle’s Miso Film Sweden Sandra Harms and CCO of Banijay’s Yellow Bird's Line Winther Skyum Funch. “We are excited to collaborate with Josefine, Sandra and Line on their vision to build a Scandinavian-based footprint for premium local and international drama content," Endeavor Content co-presidents, Chris Rice and Graham Taylor, said.
The Stockholm and Copenhagen-based company will begin its operations this Fall with an intent to specialize in drama from established voices with a global presence. “At a time where content creation is rapidly evolving, everything still comes down to talent. Our focus will center on talent partnerships," the trio said. "With Endeavor Content’s support and expertise, we will relentlessly pursue our goal to elevate stories that have not been told and in a way that resonates in the marketplace and with audiences around the world.”
The partnership marks the latest investment Endeavor Content has made in a European production company, which already holds a minority stake in “The Night Manager” producer The Ink Factory as well as The Story Company, which was co-founded by ex-Lookout Point execs Damian Keogh and Simon Vaughan and ex-BBC Worldwide content chief Helen Jackson.
Tengblad has been tasked with leading the drama division at TV4, and its SVOD service CMore, since 2014, making prior contributions to productions, which include Lars von Trier’s Dogville. In 2010 she started her own production company, Lebox Produktion and has brought her expertise to the Fremantle-owned Miso Film Sweden since its establishment in 2014. The title is currently in post-production with comedy series "Lust," the first Scandinavian HBO Max original.
Funch garnered a decade of experience at Nordic prodco Yellow Bird and served as executive producer and CCO at the company. She has also worked as executive producer on shows including "Millennium Trilogy," "Occupied and Wallander," and launched WISK Production in 2019. “Innovative storytelling has no borders and this new venture will provide opportunities to create stories from a wide variety of voices in a region that has already established itself as one of the top producers of global content,” the three executives continued.
At a time where content creation is rapidly evolving, everything still comes down to talent. Our focus will center on talent partnerships. With Endeavor Content’s support and expertise, we will relentlessly pursue our goal to elevate stories that have not been told and in a way that resonates in the marketplace and with audiences around the world.” Chris Rice and Graham Taylor Co-presidents, Endeavor Content