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Metronome Finland to become Shine Finland

Metronome Film & Television Finland's interim managing director Tarja Pääkkönen is taking on the MD role permanently, as parent company Shine Group rebrands the prodco as Shine Finland.
October 30, 2013

Metronome Film & Television Finland’s interim managing director Tarja Pääkkönen is taking on the MD role permanently, as parent company Shine Group rebrands the prodco as Shine Finland.

Pääkkönen became interim MD in June after former MD Milla Bruneau left the company to join Yellow Film & Television. She worked alongside co-interim MD Mika Toivainen, who has since been named as financial manager.

The rebranding follows a management restructuring that saw Anne Wahlström appointed as creative director for productions; Tatu Ferchen as creative director for formats; and Alex Laszlo as creative director for development.

“Our fresh, creative team of Anne Wahlström, Tatu Ferchen and Alex Laszlo has renewed our operations, and I believe this will quickly become evident to our clients and our TV audiences,” Pääkkönen said in a statement. “The change of the company name to Shine Finland is the external sign of this internal revitalization.”

Shine acquired Nordic producer Metronome Film & Television’s 15 subsidiaries in 2009. The Finnish arm’s credits include the local version of MasterChef and Junior MasterChef.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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