The Board

Board Members

Gudrun Giddings, President/Chair of SACC-LA

Gudrun Giddings is the CEO and producer at G4C Innovation and the co-founder of Entertainment Capital Network. She is the U.S. Ambassador for Scandinavian Film Locations and serves on the Board of Directors for Mentor Foundation USA that was founded by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden. She is also a Board […]

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Sara Fahlgren, General Manager Cecconi's

Sara Fahlgren is the General Manager of CECCONI’S Restaurant in West Hollywood, CA. She is the middle sister of three, born and raised in Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. She is a consummate luxury hospitality professional who has a passion for the food and beverage industry. Sara has decorated […]

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Kim Swartz, Attorney Executive Vice President

Kim H. Swartz is a Swedish-American attorney with a broad range of experience in the entertainment industry and in assisting Scandinavian individuals and companies in navigating the business and legal aspects of doing business in the U.S., including visas.  He has represented major film studios and music companies, as well […]

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Tomas Jegeus, President Fox International Productions

Bio coming up soon.

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Jennings Segura, Merrill Lynch

Jennings is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch in Beverly Hills. Previously, Jennings spent over a decade in the Swedish telecom industry as an entrepreneur and sales executive. In 2003, Jennings founded Devicom AB, a licensed telecom operator specialized in low-cost telephony. After a successful IPO on the Swedish small-cap […]

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Amir Maki, NRG

Amir Maki is regional manager for NRG. A Fortune 250 company, NRG supports clean energy resources and technologies critical to our transition to a sustainable, low carbon society. They built the nation’s first privately-funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure and continue to create new, clean energy solutions for our customers. Amir is Swedish-Persian.  Prior to […]

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Daniel Wagner, Fortitude International and Bifrost Pictures

Daniel Wagner is a producer, Co-Founder of Fortitude International and the CEO of Bifrost Pictures. Through his Bifrost Pictures banner, a specialty financing and production company established in 2013, Daniel is a producer on the upcoming MILES AHEAD, starring Don Cheadle as jazz legend Miles Davis, currently in post-production. He also produced SHELTER, directed […]

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Fredrik Loving, Head of Studio Goodbye Kansas

Fredrik Loving, game industry veteran and former General Manager at DICE and veteran team member of the critically acclaimed Battlefield franchise have most recently been helping production companies leading a new wave in fresh storytelling for film, television and beyond.  At DICE, Fredrik began as the Development Director on the […]

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Björn Barnekow, Bad Taste Records

With two childhood friends Björn Barnekow first started his own company towards the end of high school. Initially a record store/mail-order it soon grew into a highly influential record label with numerous top 5 releases. Nowadays Bad Taste Records is an entertainment company with offices in Santa Monica and Lund, […]

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Emil Abedian, CEO Abedian & Totlian/CFO of SACC-LA

Emil Abedian, CPA is the founder and CEO of Abedian & Totlian, An Accountancy Corporation, specializing in accounting, tax and business-consulting services for small and mid-size businesses in service based industries. With a blend of technology and expertise, Abedian & Totlian liberates their clients from the minutiae of back office […]

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Janina Boss

Janina Boss was born in Karlstad, Sweden. She has spent by most of her professional career outside of Sweden, having lived and worked in London and twice in New York City. She has a BA in Business from Stockholm University. Janina‘s expertise is in fashion PR, Marketing and celebrity dressing where she […]

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Advisory Board Members

Christian Lagerlöf, Founder of V DTLA

Bio is comping up soon.

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Fredrik Loving, Head of Studio Goodbye Kansas

Fredrik Loving, game industry veteran and former General Manager at DICE and veteran team member of the critically acclaimed Battlefield franchise have most recently been helping production companies leading a new wave in fresh storytelling for film, television and beyond. At DICE, Fredrik began as the Development Director on the […]

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Björn Barnekow, Founder of Bad Taste Records

With two childhood friends Björn Barnekow first started his own company towards the end of high school. Initially a record store/mail-order it soon grew into a highly influential record label with numerous top 5 releases. Nowadays Bad Taste Records is an entertainment company with offices in Santa Monica and Lund, […]

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Felix Strand, President of Pixi Beauty

Felix Strand is the current president of Pixi Beauty, an international family-owned beauty brand that has global recognition and influence. He was born in Sweden but moved to London at a young age and later followed his family as they moved to Los Angeles to expand the family business. Felix […]

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Hans Montelius, Cinemantrix

Hans Montelius is an award winning director and screenwriter. Montelius runs the production company Cinemantrix, with its studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Cinemantrix also host workshops and seminars by some of Hollywood’s top industry executives for Nordic screenwriters, actors and directors, including arranges for Swedish actors and screenwriters to visit […]

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