Finnish financing, production and distribution outfit Aurora Studios Group has appointed Teea Hyytia as its new CEO, and she will take up the position on November 26.
Hyytia replaces Petri Kemppinen who has served as Aurora’s CEO since summer 2021. He will leave the company in October to pursue other opportunities in the industry.
Hyytia has extensive experience in the film and television sector starting at Finland’s public broadcaster YLE and then MTV Oy. Hyytia has been managing Jarowski Finland Oy for the Banijay Group, a production company, for the past 22-years. Her credits as executive producer there include Maria Kahlio, Shadow Lines, and Onneli and Anneli.
‘You rarely find a job that interests, inspires, and challenges you at the same time. Aurora Studios’ growth and journey in the Finnish production companies scene has been exceptional. I’m very excited to be joining Aurora’s professional team,” stated Hyytia.
I’m happy to have a film and television professional with Teea’s experience to lead the internationalisation of Aurora Studios,” said Ari Tolppanen.
Aurora is involved in financing, development and production for both film and tv. Recent releases from Cinemanse include Everything At Once, and The Wrong Person In The World. The company will release seven Finnish titles this year. Its production titles include The Bubble, The worst idea ever, and more. Aurora increased its production potential in 2021 by acquiring Helsinki Filmi. The company manages the $14.5m (13.5m), Finnish Impact Film Fund which invests in both domestic and international projects that have a Finnish element.