Danish producer Kim Magnusson has been appointed general manager of Nordisk Film's film and TV drama operations across the Nordic region.

The 37 year-old producer has a number of successes behind him for M&M Productions, the outfit he set up with his father Tivi Magnusson in 1995. These include Anders Thomas Jensen's Flickering Lights (2001) and The Green Butchers (2003) as well as two Academy Awards for best short fiction film. "It was an offer I just couldn't refuse," Magnusson told Screendaily.

Egmont-owned major Nordisk Film has gone through considerable restructuring since Kenneth D. Plummer became its new head, and this latest move is meant to strengthen its own production output and fulfil its ambitions to produce more films not only in Denmark but also in Norway, Sweden and Finland.

"It is a great ambition, and a brand new position," Magnusson said. "Over the decades Nordisk Film has achieved a unique position with TV and movie-going audiences. In addition, Nordisk Film and the management of Egmont are focusing on growth - also outside Denmark - and closer co-operation with Egmont's other media. I'm looking forward to being part of this development."

Kim Magnusson is the Chairman of the Danish Producers' Association, a position he has also held for the past four years for The Danish Film Academy.

M&M Productions will continue its activities with Tivi Magnusson as sole manager, who along with the recent Oscar-winning producer Mie Andreasen is preparing the family-adventure The Fakir as well as Human Patchwork, the feature debut from the team behind the Oscar-winning This Charming Man.

Kim Magnusson will take up the new position as general manager of Nordic film production for Nordisk Film on 1 May.