Press release 20.9.2018
POHJOLA-FILMI EXPANDS INTO CITIZEN JANE PRODUCTIONS
Producers Elina Pohjola and Leila Lyytikäinen combine their vast experience of content production in the new company Citizen Jane Productions. The company, previously known as Pohjola-filmi, is now expanding, and is producing feature films as well as TV-series.
“ Streaming services have put our field in a transition, this allows vast new opportunities that we content producers have to seize”, Lyytikäinen says. “Combining our experience in storytelling and our domestic, as well as international networks, Citizen Jane Productions will hold its place in the television and film market.”
“Lyytikäinen has produced many feature films, and her experiences as executive producer of international series such as Bordertown and Replacements gives our company excellent premises to produce high quality drama series as well as feature films” Pohjola continues.
The first series from the production company will be a youth series, based on the book ZOO! Viral geniuses by Kaj Korkea-aho and Ted Forsström (director Elin Grönblom) and the series EVA about the boxer Eva Wahlström (by Mikko Peltonen). The latest cinema-release of the company is the children’s feature Pony and the Birdboy that had its premiere in August and will later be released in cinemas Norway. The company will release more news about projects later in the autumn.
The production company Pohjola-filmi was founded in 2009 by producer Elina Pohjola and screenwriter Mike Pohjola. Citizen Jane Productions is owned by Leila Lyytikäinen, Elina Pohjola and Mike Pohjola.
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