PRESS RELEASE: OSLO MARCH 31, 2017
The Board of Nordisk Film & TV Fond has renewed the contract of CEO Petri Kemppinen ahead of schedule for a further two-year term, with an option for two more years.
Kemppinen joined the Fund on November 1st, 2013. The new contract will end on October 31st, 2019.
Stine Helgeland, Nordisk Film & TV Fond Chairwoman of the Board said: “The Board is very happy to renew Petri’s contract. He has proved to be both a strong strategic, artistic and operational leader of Nordisk Film & TV Fond and we think the Nordic film and TV industry will need his capacity in the fast changing, challenging - and promising – years to come.”
Kemppinen, CEO at Nordisk Film & TV Fond said: “Our core business is clear, and our position to be proactive as funders of the Nordic region´s TV and film industry is unique. It is rewarding to experience how much our films and TV Dramas have grown in their impact on audiences. It is an absolute delight to continue making these visions possible.”
Prior to joining the Fund, Kemppinen served as Head of Production at the Finnish Film Foundation. He also held various roles at the Finnish broadcasting company YLE, such as Commissioning Editor and Head of Youth Department.
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About Nordisk Film & TV Fond: Established in 1990, Nordisk Film & TV Fond has an annual budget of around NOK 100 million (€10.5 million). The Fund is backed financially by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the five Nordic film institutes and 11 public service and private TV stations within the Nordic region. The primary purpose of Nordisk Film & TV Fond is to promote high quality film & TV productions in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, by providing top-up financing. The Fund also supports cross-border distribution in the Nordic region, as well as cultural and special initiatives such as Nordic Genre Boost.
The Fund is the administrator of the prestigious Nordic Council Film Prize and organises, together with the National Film School of Denmark, the annual Nordic Talents event.