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SF Studios is a Swedish film production company, distributor (both Swedish and international) and movie theatre chain based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by the Bonnier Group. The largest film studio in Sweden, it was established on 27 December 1919 as Aktiebolaget Svensk Filmindustri (AB Svensk Filmindustri) or Svensk Filmindustri (SF), and adopted its current name in 2016.
|Formerly||Svensk Filmindustri (1919-2017)|
|Predecessor||AB Svenska Biografteatern|
Filmindustri AB Skandia
|Founded||27 December 1919 by merger (as Svensk Filmindustri)|
|Michael Porseryd (CEO)|
|Products||Motion pictures, TV-series|
From 1942 to 1961 Carl-Anders Dymling was the company's President. In 1946 the melodrama Sunshine Follows Rain was released, earning the studio's largest profit of the sound era. SF produced most of the films made by Ingmar Bergman, as well as a long list of films by other Swedish filmmakers. The majority of film adaptations of the works by children's author Astrid Lindgren have been produced by SF.
SF was owned by Hufvudstaden AB from 1970 until 1973, when it was sold to the newspaper firm Dagens Nyheter. Since 1983 SF has been owned by the Bonnier Group. In 2013, 60% of the cinema division of SF, SF Bio, was sold to the private equity firm Ratos, and since 2017 SF Bio has been owned by AMC Theatres.
- "Om SF" (in Swedish). AB Svensk Filmindustri. Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
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