Newen Studios, one of the main European players in production and distribution, acquired Anagram, one of the leading drama production companies in Scandinavia. Anagram will reinforce Newen Studios’ strong presence in the Northern part of Europe.
Founded in 2002, Anagram is an independent production company known for the quality of its films and series. Since its creation, it has become a reference for Nordic drama storytelling. Mats Alders, Chairman and CEO of Anagram since 2013, will continue to lead the company in its coming developments.
Anagram has had a very dynamic development in recent years and being part of Newen Studios group will allow to develop even more ambitious projects. Series and dramas, with the “Scandinavian touch,” have become more and more appreciated throughout the world over the last decade, and Anagram has great projects, coming soon, with major players. Newen is already collaborating with Anagram, both in the field of production and distribution. In fact, Newen Studios’ Danish entity, Nimbus, has previously coproduced the series “Between Us” with Anagram Norway. “Ammo,” one of Anagram’s latest productions soon to be launched on TV2 Norway, is also part of Newen Connect’s line-up at the upcoming Mipcom.
Anagram includes: Anagram Sweden, with a recognized expertise both for its TV-series, mainly thrillers, comedies and dramas; Anagram Norway, which produces thrillers and comedies; and Anagram Live, led by Managing Director and producer Kajsa Jönsson, for performing arts, specializing in comedy.
“We are thrilled to welcome Anagram, headed by Mats Alders and its team. This is a perfect match for us, since Anagram and Newen Studios have already forged strong links through successful cooperations. Anagram will greatly complement and reinforce our already strong presence in Scandinavia, an essential region for drama and storytelling in Europe,” said Romain Bessi, CEO of Newen Studios.
Mats Alders, Chairman and CEO of Anagram Production, added: “We are excited to be part of the Newen Studios Group and continue our journey to deliver scripted content for the Nordic and international market.”
This is a perfect match for us, since Anagram and Newen Studios have already forged strong links through successful cooperations.” Romain Bessi CEO of Newen Studios