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Christian Wikander

Co Production Director, Twelve Town

Christian Wikander2018-10-08T18:18:02+00:00

Project Description

Christian was formerly Head of Drama with SVT, Sweden’s public broadcaster. During his tenure there, Christian and the team commissioned international sensations like The Bridge, Real Humans, Jordskott and Midnight Sun.

Previously, Christian was Head of Drama & Entertainment at SVT Gothenburg, leading a development/production team charged with creating drama and entertainment programming in Sweden’s second largest city. He developed the local infrastructure for production, and commissioned international Emmy winning The Truth About Marika, as well as established SVT Play online.

As Founder and CEO of TV Spartacus, Christian created one of the first independent production companies in Sweden, and negotiated its sale to Metronome Film & Television Group. He sold Hotel Caesar to TV2 Norway in 1998 in the biggest deal Europe had seen at the time – the first contract for five years production, 900 episodes, and 330 million NOK (36 million GBP). He served as Creator, Producer, Writer, and Director on a number of series for Norway and Sweden that are still the most watched in Scandinavian television history: Hotel Caesar, Seven Sisters, Three Crowns.

Christian drives co-production strategy outside of the UK, working with production companies, broadcasters and OTT providers to develop, produce and finance high-end drama series. Christian sources projects looking for finance as well as taking Twelve Town’s projects to international partners.

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