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Mona Masri

During her career, Swedish screenwriter Mona Masri (b. 1985) has worked as a writer, journalist, documentary maker and essayist for major Swedish media outlets such as Dagens Nyheter, Sveriges Television and Sveriges Radio. She has also hosted the culture programs OBS Magasin and P1 Kultur for several years.

In 2018, Masri received an Ingmar Bergman scholarship and was selected by the Swedish Film Institute as one of five Swedish participants in the Nordic Film Lab, a program for upcoming Nordic Filmmakers.

Masri has studied journalism and creative writing at Lund University and screenwriting at the renowned Alma Löv Script Academy, which she graduated from in 2018. She presently splits her time between Denmark and Sweden.

Masri is one of the writers of the Netflix original series Snabba Cash, which premiered to fantastic reviews in April 2021. Currently, Masri is working on her first feature film Amina, she is one of the writers of an upcoming Danish original series for Netflix, and developing a TV series which will be her debut as a creator.

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‘Beartown’ and ‘Snabba Cash’ nominated for Kristallen awards

HBO’s Beartown, based on the novel of the New York Times No. 1 bestselling author Fredrik Backman and adapted for television by Anders Weidemann, is nominated for a Swedish Emmy – a Kristallen award – for ‘Best Drama’. Also in the running for the award is Netflix’s Snabba Cash, written by Oskar Söderlund and directed by Jesper Ganslandt, both creators and show runners of the series. Jens Lapidus is the author behind the internationally bestselling novel that inspired the series, also titled Snabba Cash.

The Kristallen Gala will take place on August 27th in Stockholm, Sweden.

Second season of ‘Snabba Cash’ greenlit

Netflix has announced a second season of the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Swedish original series Snabba Cash, inspired by Jens Lapidus’ novel of the same title. Season 2 will be written by Oskar Söderlund and directed by Jesper Ganslandt, who are also the creators and show runners behind the series. Aron Levander and Mona Masri will join as episode writers. The series is produced by Nicklas Wikström Nicastro for SF Studios in collaboration with Strive Stories.

Evin Ahmad (Dröm Vidare, Quicksand), will once again play the leading role of Leya. Season 2 will continue the thrilling story of Leya’s life as she navigates the contrasting worlds of ruthless start-up environments and Stockholm’s underworld.

“With Snabba Cash Season 1, we wanted to tell a modern story through characters that, though they commit morally ambiguous acts, share the same feelings and dreams as many of us. We are overwhelmed that so many people have taken our series to their hearts. But the coolest thing of all is that a lot of people have felt they finally have been represented in a big drama series. That is truly the finest reward of all,” says Jesper Ganslandt, director, and Oskar Söderlund, head writer.

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Netflix original series ‘Easy Money’ now filming

The shooting of Easy Money, the Swedish Netflix original series, is underway in Stockholm. The show is a reboot of the hugely successful trilogy of feature films based on the Stockholm Noir books by Jens Lapidus. The series will take place ten years after the events of the feature film Easy Money – Life Deluxe (2013), and will follow Leya, a young single mom trying to make it within the startup scene and becomes entangled in the criminal world.

Jesper Ganslandt is directing, with Nicklas Wikström Nicastro producing for SF Studios. The series is written and created by Oskar Söderlund together with Jens Lapidus, who’s also serving as the executive producer. Among the show's episode writers we find Mona Masri.

Evin Ahmad, known from the feature film Dröm Vidare (2017) and the two Netflix series Quicksand (2019) and The Rain season 2 (2019), is playing the lead. The cast also includes Alexander Abdallah, Ali Alarik, Olle Sarri and Dada Fungula Bozela as well as Jozef Wojciechowicz (Z.E).

Easy Money will premiere on Netflix in 2021.

Mona Masri joins Salomonsson Agency

During her career, Swedish screenwriter Mona Masri has worked as a writer, journalist, documentary maker and essayist for major Swedish media such as Dagens Nyheter, Sveriges Television and Sveriges Radio, where she also hosted the culture programs OBS Magasin and P1 Kultur for several years.

In 2018, Masri received an Ingmar Bergman scholarship and was selected by the Swedish Film Institute as one of five Swedish participants in the Nordic Film Lab, a program for upcoming Nordic Filmmakers.

Masri is currently writing the Danish drama series Amal for HBO Nordic. She is also working on her first feature film alongside several other film and TV projects in both Sweden and Denmark.