'Stealing Rembrandt' Producer Named Head of Copenhagen Film Fund

The new body, led by Thomas Gammeltoft, aims to attract producers to shoot in the Danish capital.

Veteran Danish producer Thomas Gammeltoft, whose credits include feature films such as Stealing Rembrandt and Terribly Happy, as well as numerous local television series has been named the director of the newly-founded Copenhagen Film Fund.

Gammeltoft will take up the position in September. His job will be to try and capitalize on the international success of Danish series, such as The Killing and Borgen, and film talent including the likes of Only God Forgives director Nicolas Winding Refn or Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen to attract more international film and TV productions to shoot in the Danish capital.

”When it comes to television series and feature films, Denmark is experiencing momentum as never before," said Gammeltoft. "We're winning awards, and our creative people, both in front of and behind the camera, are popular and attractive players internationally. The Copenhagen Film Fund has the potential to become a further boon for Danish and international feature films and television series while also creating growth opportunities for the capital."

The Copenhagen Film Fund will have a budget of $6.1 million (€4.7 million) for the first three year start-up period, cash the fund will in part use to co-finance TV and film productions that shoot in Copenhagen.