THOMAS GAMMELTOFT APPOINTED CEO OF THE COPENHAGEN FILM FUND30 Oct 2013, Posted by Uncategorized @en in
The newly created Copenhagen Film Fund is proud to announce that experienced film producer, Thomas Gammeltoft, will take on the Directorship starting September 1st, 2013.
Thomas Gammeltoft has produced many Danish feature films including, ”Shake It All About”, ”Stealing Rembrandt”,Fidibus” and ”Terribly Happy”, as well as the television series, ”Album” and ”Lulu and Leon”, and is currently finishing an American/English feature film,” Good People”, now filming in London.
It’s with his solid experience and strong network, within both the Danish and the international film world, that Thomas Gammeltoft now begins the work of attracting and securing more international film and television series productions to Copenhagen and the capital region.
Thomas Gammeltoft states: ”When it comes to television series and feature films, Denmark is experiencing a momentum as never before. 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. It has been in the works for a long time and it’s a great honour for me to part of its formation.”
Thomas Gammeltoft comes to the Copenhagen Film Fund from his job as Creative Director at the production company, Eyeworks Fine and Mellow, and has earlier led the companies, Fine and Mellow and Film & Lyd.
The head of the Copenhagen Film Fund’s board, Jørgen Ramskov, announced, “We are extremely pleased that a film producer of Thomas’s calibre, joins our efforts to build the Copenhagen Film Fund. Copenhagen, and the capital region, has enormous potential for attracting international film productions – just recently Copenhagen was declared the world’s greatest city – and with Thomas Gammeltoft at the helm we will be strongly positioned to build on this potential.
The Copenhagen Film Fund aims to attract international film and television productions to the capital region in order to create jobs and growth within the region’s creative professions. The Fund has an initial economic framework of 35 million dkk/4,7 mio €, to cover operations and investments during a 3-year start-up period and the Fund will offer co-financing opportunities for film and television projects produced within the capital region that will thus contribute to the region’s economic growth and revenue.
The Fund is financed with contributions from the Municipality of Copenhagen, Capital Region, 7 surrounding municipalities (Hvidovre, Ballerup, Frederiksberg, Brøndby, Albertslund, Furesø and Helsingør) and a number of private investors and trade organizations from the film and television industry.
CV for Thomas Gammeltoft
Eyeworks Fine & Mellow, 2012 –
In 2011 Thomas Gammeltoft, together with the company, Eyeworks Denmark, entered into a new production company, Eyeworks Fine & Mellow, with a focus on international collaborations and productions. The company has co-produced the film, Walz for Monica, directed by Per Fly, with Stella Nova Film/Sweden and Thomas Gammeltoft is currently producing the American/English feature film Good People, with Henrik Ruben Genz directing.
Fine & Mellow, 2001 – 2011
In 2001, following the success of Shake It All About, Thomas Gammeltoft, along with Hella Joof and Jannik Johansen started the company Fine & Mellow together with Nordisk Film Distribution. The company produced a series of successful films, including, Stealing Rembrandt, Murk, Oh Happy Day, Easy Skanking, Hush Little Baby, Chinaman and Pure Hearts.
The company also participated as a co-producer on several Nordic films. Starting in 2008, Thomas Gammeltoft and Nordisk Film Distribution Fine and Mellow continued the company on their own, producing the feature films, Terribly Happy and Excuse Me, as well as the television series, Album and Lulu & Leon.
Film & Lyd, 1986 – 2001
Thomas Gammeltoft was hired by the film collective, Film & Lyd ApS, in 1986, and became a co-owner in 1987. By the end of the 80’s, the company grew, with the advent of TV2, to become one of the largest producers of documentaries in Denmark. In 1998 the company merged with Angel Film.
At Film & Lyd, Thomas Gammeltoft produced creative successes with large viewer numbers, such as Chaning Lifes, The Power of Spirits, Johannesburg Revisited, and Tintin et me
Thomas Gammeltoft was a member of the Board of Directors of The Danish Film Academy from 1992-94, and a member of the Producer Association’s feature film selection committee from 2009 – 2012.