Fund becomes operational in September.
Producer Thomas Gammeltoft has been appointed the first CEO of the new Copenhagen Film Fund. The fund is expected to have a budget of Euros 4.7m over three years.
The Fund, set up to attract film and TV co-productions in the city, was confirmed in January and will become operational after he takes the post on Sept 1.
As a producer, Gammeltoft’s credits include Terribly Happy and Stealing Rembrandt. He had been an executive at Eyeworks Fine and Mellow.
“Denmark has momentum like never before when it comes to TV series and feature films. A film fund in Copenhagen may be the icing on the cake in attracting international films and TV series and creating growth in the region. It is long overdue and it is a great honor for me to be able to take part in it.”
The head of the Copenhagen Film Fund’s board, Jørgen Ramskov, added, “We are extremely pleased that a film producer of Thomas’s calibre, joins our efforts to build the Copenhagen Film Fund. Copenhagen, and the capital region, has enormous potential for attracting international film productions – just recently Copenhagen was declared the world’s greatest city – and with Thomas Gammeltoft at the helm we will be strongly positioned to build on this potential.”
The new Fund is separate to DFI funding.
He is one of the producers of Henrik Genz’s thriller Good People, now shooting in London and starring James Franco and Kate Hudson.