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Producer Paria Eskandari joins Endemol Shine Finland’s scripted division

Endemol Shine Finland, the Banijay-owned company behind Netflix’s first global Finnish series, Dance Brothers, has strengthened its scripted team with the hire of producer Paria Eskandari.

Paria Eskandari

Starting in August, Eskandari will bolster the scripted arm of the company as a producer of Endemol Shine Finland’s scripted series and films, reporting to scripted head Max Malka.

Eskandari joins from Aamu Film Company, where she line produced films including Any Day Now and Compartment No. 6, as well as The Woodcutter Story. She has also worked on new young-adult series Zone-B, for Finnish pubcaster YLE, as well as several documentaries and short films.

Malka said: “Paria is well known as a dedicated filmmaker who focuses on both the story and the people. She has a fantastic reputation within the film community and her expertise will ensure we further grow our scripted slate and bring our know-how to the Finnish and international market. It’s going to be an absolute pleasure to work on several interesting new projects together.”

Eskandari added: “I am excited to get an opportunity to start building productions at Endemol Shine Finland. It is important that I have inspiring talents around me that share the same values as I do. Having always admired Max Malka as a filmmaker, I can’t wait to start creating unique stories together.”

Endemol Shine Finland is also known for a non-scripted slate that includes Big Brother, Lego Masters and MasterChef, as well as new original IP Save the Date.

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