Van Beers to head Dutch film fund

Culture ministry picks new board

The Dutch ministry of culture has appointed an interim board at the Netherlands Film Fund.

Earlier in July, the ministry chose not to renew the contracts of the fund’s prexy and other senior board members, prompting the entire board to resign.

The major point of contention was a change of organizational structure suggested by the ministry, but thought badly timed by the fund, which had recently implemented two new support schemes.

Hans van Beers, the former broadcast director of the Nederland 3 TV network, will become the fund’s new president.

The interim board will stay on until February 2008.

Established in 1993, the fund has often been a target of industry criticism. San Fu Maltha, producer of Holland’s highest ever grossing feature film, “Black Book,” faulted the fund for “lacking know-how” earlier this year.

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