9 April 2024
Anagram acquires Finnish Just Republic

Anagram, owned by Newen Studios, has acquired the Finnish production company Just
Republic, ran by Sasu Norhomaa and Jemina Jokisalo. Anagram has previously operated in
the Swedish and Norwegian markets, and with this acquisition, Anagram is taking a
comprehensive approach to the Nordics.

Anagram, which was founded in 2002, has grown over the past decade to become one of the leading
independent production companies in the Nordics.

Sasu Norhomaa, Managing Director of Just Republic says :

We are ready to take the next step and are enthusiastic about starting this new phase with
Anagram, the best possible partner in the Nordics. At a time when the industry faces
challenges, we want to continue with the successes already achieved and keep creating fresh
and bold series, that truly stand out.

In conjunction with the acquisition, Anagram is reorganizing and Miira Paasilinna will move from
Managing Director Anagram Sweden to COO Anagram Norden and Ole Marius Araldsen to Head
of Development. Among Anagram’s latest productions are the first Nordic original series for
Disney+ “To Cook a Bear,” “Tunna blå linjen” (Thin Blue Line) season 3 which premieres on SVT
in September and “Doktrinen” (8 Months) for TV4 in Sweden which recently premiered at the
French festival Series Mania. Right now, Anagram’s Spanish co-production “This is not Sweden” is
competing in the MIPTV Cannes Series.

Miira Paasilinna, COO Anagram says:

Anagram always strives for quality and development, and Just Republic fits in well with
that. I am very impressed with their work and the series they produce, and how they manage
to reach people of all ages. At the moment, they are very current with Money Shot, which is
competing in the MIPTV Cannes Series.

Anagram currently comprises Anagram Sweden (Malmö, Gothenburg), Anagram Norway (Oslo)
and Anagram Live (Lund/Malmö). With over 300 hours of content for TV series, feature films and
live entertainment, Anagram is one of the leading production companies in the Nordics. Since
October 2022, Anagram has been part of Newen Studios, one of Europe’s strongest production and
distribution companies for audio-visual media.