Fremantle Finland Appoints Head of Scripted


Fremantle has named Seija-Liisa Eskola as head of scripted in Finland.

Eskola is responsible for the development and sales of drama series. She joins Fremantle from Warner Bros. International Television Production Finland, where she was head of scripted.

Eskola has been involved in concept development and worked as an executive producer on Soundtrack of Love (Yle/Finnish Broadcasting Company), Welcome to Texas (MTV), Happy Hour of the Wolf (Yle) and Man in Room 301 (Elisa Viihde), which was the first Finnish series acquired by the BBC.

She commented: “I am very excited about my new role. It is like coming home as I used to work with the company and the daily drama series Secret Lives as a director many years ago. Fremantle has a large drama selection and also makes the number one in Finnish daily drama, and this is the perfect environment to develop new Finnish scripted series. I want to use my long experience in drama development and have intensive cooperation with directors and editors.”

Jarkko Luoma, CEO of Fremantle Finland, said: “In recent years, Fremantle has grown significantly internationally in drama production. This trend can also be seen in Finland, and we want it to continue on this path. We wanted a top drama professional, and Seilis is exactly the right person for the job! She is a great addition to the Fremantle family.”