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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.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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