Endemol Shine Finland Expands into Scripted


Endemol Shine Group’s operation in Finland is adding to its senior team with a new appointment to expand into scripted programming.

Max Malka is set to join Endemol Shine Finland in the newly created role of head of scripted, leading the company’s drama and feature film ambitions. Malka will report to Managing Director Unne Sormunen, and she will also join the management team, effective November 1. In this new role, Malka will be responsible for the development and production of scripted programming for the Finnish and international markets. Malka joins Endemol Shine Finland after seven years with Dionysos Films, where she has produced feature films such as the box office hit family comedy Tatu and Patu! and critically acclaimed Aurora.

Sormunen commented: “Max Malka is highly respected, award winning creative with a stellar track record in both film and television. With her local and international connections, she is ideally placed to lead our expansion with a dynamic slate of scripted programming and collaborate with the other talented drama producers across Endemol Shine Group.”

Malka added: “We have a vibrant scripted market here in Finland and it’s my aim to share our high-quality original stories both locally and globally. Endemol Shine’s Scandinavian scripted successes The Bridge, Lilyhammer and Beforeigners coupled international hits like Peaky Blinders and Dark are great examples of the ambition the Group has towards scripted storytelling and I am proud to be joining the company at such an exciting time.”