Writers Guild of Finland

Suomen Näytelmäkirjailijat ja Käsikirjoittajat - Finlands Dramatiker och Manusförfattare ry


Suomen Näytelmäkirjailijat ja Käsikirjoittajat - FINLANDS DRAMATIKER OCH MANUSFÖRFATTARE RY.

Timo Enroth

Originally founded by a group of writers, the Writers Guild of Finland has been in active operation since 1921. Today the guild comprises over 500 members who work as professional script writers for stage, film, television, radio and new media. Both Finnish and Swedish speaking authors are represented by the guild.

Writers Guild of Finland (formerly The Finnish Dramatists' Union) protects the professional, copyright and financial interests of its individual members, and handles the rights of properties owned by other controlling bodies such as estates. In addition to negotiating and issuing contracts, we develop codes of practice in co-operation with theatres, television channels and producers. We also work closely with various artistic, copyright and public affairs organisations in order to further the aims of professional writers.

The guild maintains a library of plays by Finnish authors. We disseminate plays and handle performance contracts directly and in partnership with other players in the field.

Over the years, and alongside the evolution of new forms of media, the main purpose of the Writers Guild of Finland has remained largely unchanged: our goal is still to serve the needs of Finnish authors and to promote Finnish drama.


Sami Keski-Vähälä

Board Members
Aina Bergroth
Anna Brotkin
Jenny Dahlström
Lauri Jänis
Marie Kajava
Markus Leikola
Katri Myllyniemi
Jari Olavi Rantala
Jenni Toivoniemi

Executive Director
Timo Enroth


Suomen Näytelmäkirjailijat ja Käsikirjoittajat - Finlands Dramatiker och Manusförfattare ry
Mailing address: Agricolankatu 4 LH 46 - 48, 00530 Helsinki, Finland
Email: info@sunklo.fi