Eccho Rights Recruits New Exec for Scandinavia


Eccho Rights has tapped Lisa Widén for the position of sales and acquisitions executive for the Scandinavian market.

In her new role, Widén will work on the development of Scandinavian drama series, which have become an increasingly important part of Eccho Rights’ slate. The Stockholm-based distributor represents such titles as Honour, Conspiracy of Silence and Invisible Heroes. As well as handling development projects with local producers, Widén will also take charge of the company’s sales efforts in the Scandinavian market, which have brought a raft of Turkish dramas to the Swedish public broadcaster SVT in recent years.

Widén comes from Film Capital Stockholm, at which, as head of production, she has worked on the development and financing of more than 50 film and television projects. Some of her recent co-producer credits include Sthlm Rekviem for C More, Jordskott for SVT and Before We Die, a co-production between SVT and ZDF.

Nicola Soderlund, managing partner at Eccho Rights, said: “Lisa has the perfect background to take our work in the Scandinavian market to the next level. While we continue to look for new and developing markets to partner with worldwide, we believe that the quality and potential of series coming from producers in our home region has huge potential so we are looking to ramp up our efforts here, utilizing Lisa’s experience in production, development and sales.”

Widén added: “I have been lucky enough to see local productions at close quarters during the past few years but what especially excites me about working with Eccho Rights is the company’s global vision, and the opportunity to expand our work not only with Scandinavian producers but also new territories worldwide.”