Yaba Holst joins SF Studios as Head of Nordic Acquisition

SF Studios today announces that Yaba Holst has been appointed Head of Nordic Acquisition. In her new position, she will be responsible for SF Studios’ acquisitions and co-productions in the Nordic region. The recruitment is a very important step in the company’s strategy and ambition to produce, co-produce and distribute even more film and TV drama in the Nordic market.

Yaba Holst has a long and broad experience from the film industry. Currently, she holds a position as Film Commissioner Feature Film at the Swedish Film Institute. Before that she worked at Film i Väst for many years as Senior Executive for Swedish Co-Productions. In addition, Yaba has many years of experience from working as producer, manuscript consultant, script writer and actress.

”I have over the years met Yaba in various contexts and have always been impressed by her passion for content and her knowledge in scriptwriting and the film development processes. Her skills will be a strong contribution to our acquisition team and I look forward to work with her”, says Jenny Stjernströmer Björk, Chief Content Officer at SF Studios.

“It is a great honor and responsibility to become part of a company with such a long legacy, and that also has the ambition to remain a vital part of the coming hundred years of storytelling! I am very much looking forward to work with SF Studios’ professional and strong team and partners, and to facilitate for Nordic talents to make more films and TV series that reaches its audiences. The soul, culture and film industry in the Nordic countries, lie close to my heart, says Yaba Holst.

“I am very excited and happy that Yaba has decided to join our team. In addition to her long experience from the Nordic film and TV industry, we have also been particularly impressed by her skills in content. She will contribute a lot in our work to evaluate more ideas, screenplays and stories and our ambition to be involved in even more films and TV series in the Nordic countries”, says Michael Porseryd, CEO of SF Studios.


  • Yaba Holst, new Head of Nordic Acquisitions at SF Studios, +46 73 411 95 35
  • Kristina Linglöf, Head of Communications at SF Studios, +46 70 305 22 27


 About SF Studios

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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