San Fu Maltha, co-founder along with PimHermeling of the
Maltha's decision to leave A-Film will enable himto concentrate more fully on his production company, Fu Works. "I had to make achoice", explains Maltha. "It is not possible to workon an international project like Blackbook and bein charge of a distribution company at the same time."
Maltha worked as a producer on Paul Verhoeven's Blackbook (Zwartboek),currently in post-production. The $20m wartime thriller is the most expensive predominantlyDutch language production ever made and tells the story of a German Jewish girl(Dutch actress Carice van Houten)who narrowly survives the war in
Pim Hermeling willbecome managing director of A-Films, working alongside financial director Dirkvan den Esschert, commercial director Rick Hartmanand Dirk de Lille, who will be in charge of all TVsales and new media. De Lille previously worked forDutch independent distributor RCV and commercial television company RTL.
A-Film hasbeen the Dutch distributor for independent box office hits such as The Lord of the Rings, Lost in Translation, Million Dollar Baby and Downfall. A-Film is also responsible fordistributing many local Dutch films.