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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 Alma Löv Script Academy, which she graduated from in 2018. She presently splits her time between Denmark and Sweden.

Masri is currently writing the Danish drama series Amal, developed by AppleTree Productions for HBO Nordic, with Maya Ilsøe as head writer. She is also working on her first feature film alongside several other film and TV projects in both Sweden and Denmark.

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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.