Actor, director and writer Edwin de Vries has been appointed by the Dutch Film Fund as its new film supervisor, playing a major role in advising and developing commercial film projects.

He succeeds director Jean van de Velde and producer Burny Bos.

De Vries is best known in the Dutch film world for the screenplays he wrote for Left Luggage and The Discovery of Heaven, directed by Jeroen Krabbe.

Together with Krabbe and director Ate de Jong, De Vries formed the production company Mulholland Pictures.

The previous supervisors at the Dutch Film Fund handled 69 projects in development. However, due to the recent uncertainties surrounding the Dutch subsidy-system, it is unclear if the post will survive until the end of this year. The Dutch parliament will discuss the matter on November 13 as part of its Film Stimulation policy.