Magazine article Screen International

Denmark's Filmbyen to Sell off Three Empty Properties

Magazine article Screen International

Denmark's Filmbyen to Sell off Three Empty Properties

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'Danish Hollywood' outside Copenhagen will now find tenants from other industries.

Danish producer and Zentropa Entertainments head Peter Aalbæk Jensen's dream of creating a Danish Hollywood in the Copenhagen suburb of Hvidovre has scaled back.

In the 1990s Zentropa, Nimbus Film and other production companies moved into Filmbyen (Film City) on the former military area, but today only a few of them - including Zentropa, Regner Grasten Film, Græsted Film, Wise Guy, adding TrustNordisk International Sales - are left.

Aalbæk Jensen confirmed to ScreenDaily that he has accordingly decided to sell three of the empty properties and to strengthen efforts to find tenants from other business than film for the unused parts of Filmbyen, which is privately owned by Heaven Ltd, of which he is a partner.

"We had hoped to see most of the Danish film industry out here, but there is too much grudge and envy in the business, so we have had to skip that idea," he explained. …

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