Lars Grarup, whose new job as Development Director for Nordisk Film was announced on Aug 1, has already announced plans to leave the company.

He has accepted the position of Editor in Chief of Danish daily newspaper Politiken, and is leaving Nordisk effective immediately.

Grarup said in a statement: ”I am sorry that my stay at Nordisk Film won’t be any longer. I had truly been looking forward to working on the strategic development of strong Nordic movies at one of Europe’s biggest producers. However, the position as Editor-in-Chief at Politiken is a dream that no journalist could decline. I am grateful that Nordisk Film lets me resign without notice.”

Allan Hansen, CEO of Nordisk Film, added: ”It is regrettable that Lars Grarup leaves after such a short time at Nordisk Film, but it doesn’t change the fact that we are increasing our focus on our film-producing companies, who make 20-25 movies a year. We are one of Europe’s biggest film producers, but we want to move our production another step ahead. So now we are looking – internally as well as externally, for a new candidate to fulfill our ambitions.”

The company noted that its film production activities and plans remain unchanged by the news. 

Nordisk Film’s group of companies are Nordisk Film Production (Nordic), A. Film A/S (Denmark), Copenhagen Bombay (Denmark), Fine & Mellow (Denmark), Zentropa (Denmark), Maipo Film & Tv-produksjon AS (Norway), Neofilm (Norway), Fladen Film (Sweden), Matila Röhr Nordisk Oy (Finland), and Solar Films . (Finland).