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Swedish prodco Jarowskij hires new execs, plans expansion into factual entertainment

Swedish prodco Jarowskij, known for its comedy productions, has announced the hiring of two new executives, Erik Wahlberg and Pontus Gårdinger.
February 19, 2010

Swedish prodco Jarowskij, known for its comedy productions, has announced the hiring of two new executives, Erik Wahlberg and Pontus Gårdinger. Gårdinger, previously an EP at ITV Studios’ Silverback has been appointed as head of executive production at Jarowskij, while Wahlberg, previously head of development and sales at Strix Television, will become head of development and deputy managing director of the company, a part of Zodiak Entertainment. ‘Erik and Pontus will enable us to secure the quality of our existing productions and strengthen the way we develop programming – especially in key genres such as factual, lifestyle and reality,’ said Jarowskij MD Pontus Edgren, who also cited Wahlberg’s experience with ad-funded content as a plus.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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