Seija-Liisa Eskola appointed Head of Scripted, Fremantle Finland

Seija-Liisa Eskola has been appointed Head of Scripted at Fremantle Finland.

Seija-Liisa (Seilis) Eskola has been appointed Head of Scripted for Fremantle Finland effective immediately. In her new role, Eskola is responsible for development and sales of drama series.

Eskola has a remarkable CV with experience in entertainment, drama, TV series and films. She has both been involved in the concept development and worked as an executive producer in Soundtrack of Love (Yle/Finnish Broadcasting Company), Welcome to Texas (MTV), Happy Hour of the Wolf (Yle) and Man in Room 301 (Elisa Viihde), which was the first Finnish series acquired by the BBC.

She joins Fremantle from Warner Bros ITVP where she was Head of Scripted.

Seija-Liisa Eskola comments on her new role: “I am very excited about my new role. It is like coming home as I used to work with the company and the daily drama series Secret Lives as a director many years ago. Fremantle has a large drama selection and also makes the number one in Finnish daily drama, and this is the perfect environment to develop new Finnish scripted series. I want to use my long experience in drama development and have intensive cooperation with directors and editors.”

Jarkko Luoma, CEO Fremantle Finland, welcomes Seija-Liisa Eskola to the company: “In recent years, Fremantle has grown significantly internationally in drama production. This trend can also be seen in Finland, and we want it to continue on this path. We wanted a top drama professional and Seilis is exactly the right person for the job! She is a great addition to the Fremantle family.”