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Nordisk Film finds Development Director’s quick exit regrettable

Lars Grarup has accepted a position as Editor-in-Chief of one of Denmark's most prominent daily newspapers, Politiken. Consequently, he leaves Nordisk Film effective immediately.

  • Lars Grarup

    Lars Grarup

On August 1, Lars Grarup started as Development Director for Nordisk Film's film-producing units, which include the company's own film production and nine other Nordic partner companies.

"It is regrettable that Lars Grarup leaves after such a short time at Nordisk Film, but it doesn't change the fact that we are increasing our focus on our film-producing companies, who make 20-25 movies a year. We are one of Europe's biggest film producers, but we want to move our production another step ahead. So now we are looking – internally as well as externally, for a new candidate to fulfill our ambitions," says Allan Hansen, CEO of Nordisk Film.

Lars Grarup explains his quick exit with a job offer, he couldn't refuse:
"I am sorry that my stay at Nordisk Film won't be any longer. I had truly been looking forward to working on the strategic development of strong Nordic movies at one of Europe's biggest producers. However, the position as Editor-in-Chief at Politiken is a dream that no journalist could decline. I am grateful that Nordisk Film lets me resign without notice," says Lars Grarup.

Nordisk Film's on-going projects and co-operations within film production remain unchanged.

Nordisk Film's film-producing companies are Nordisk Film Production (Nordic), A. Film A/S (DK), Copenhagen Bombay (DK), Fine & Mellow (DK), Zentropa (DK), Maipo Film & Tv-produksjon AS (NO), Neofilm (NO), Fladen Film (SWE), Matila Röhr Nordisk Oy (FI), and Solar Films Inc. (FI).

For further information, please contact:
Nanna Lindhardt, Communications Responsible, Nordisk Film, phone: +45 30 70 72 28.

NORDISK FILM is a company in the Egmont Group and the leading Nordic developer, producer and distributor of creative content in movies, games, and music. Nordisk Film holds the Nordic distribution rights to Sony PlayStation and owns movie theaters in Denmark and Norway. Nordisk Film also supplies production and post-production facilities to a number of Nordic film companies. In 2009, Nordisk Film generated total revenue of EUR 445 million. The company employs a staff of 1,100 in the Nordic region.