Marianne Moritzen has been appointed new head of development at the department for Production & Development at the Danish Film Institute following former head Lars Hermann's decision to move on to manage Egmont-owned Nordisk Film's new conglomeration of it's post-production in FilmTeknik A/S.

Form Oct.1 she will be responsible for all features, shorts and documentaries backed by the Institute, up until the moment when a project is cleared for production support, at which point it is passed on to head of the production department, Alice Njor.

Marianne Moritzen has held a number of different jobs in the business in the last 15 years, including line-producer, assistant director and production manager, and most recently worked as executive producer on all externally produced features from the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR).

Among the features she worked on are The Boys from St. Petri (1991) and The Miracle in Valby (1989) as assistant director, Street of My Childhood and Ballerup Boulevard (both 1986) as production manager, and the recent box-office hit Flickering Lights (2000) as executive producer.