Fortissimo Films has announced that Winnie Lau is leaving after 13 years with the company to join a leading production house in a senior capacity.

Lau served in a variety of roles at Fortissimo in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, New York and most recently Beijing. Her new appointment will be announced in the next few days.

Fortissimo Films chairman Michael J. Werner said: “Winnie has been a member of this special Fortissimo family for such a long time and we will all dearly miss her yet we are proud and thrilled for her that this unique opportunity has presented itself for her to work with an award-winning director and producer in order to pursue a new phase in her career.”

Lau said: “Fortissimo is such a fantastic place for me to have come of age in the industry. I had a great time and a great many years there and worked for and with some incredibly passionate and dedicated people.

“Michael Werner, Nelleke Driessen,  Nicole Mackey and of course the late Wouter Barendrecht, who were not just colleagues but also dear friends. I am certain there are many more things that we will do and achieve together.” 

Fortissimo will make additional executive announcements and appointments in the near future.