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Kim Magnusson


In 1995 he founded M&M Productions with his father, Tivi Magnusson. He was later headhunted to run Nordisk Film’s
Film Division as CEO from 2003 – 2009. In the years 19952012 he has produced or EP’ed more than 100 films such as: ADAM’S APPLES, GREEN BUTCHERS HEADHUNTER, TERKEL IN TROUBLE, WORLDS APART, R, PUSHER II &P III, and latest the highly acclaimed MEN & CHICKEN. He has been Oscar® nominated in the category “Live Action Short Film” five times, and won the coveted award in 1999 for ELECTION NIGHT and in 2014 for HELIUM. Kim Magnusson has been the chairman of the Danish Producers Association for 9 years (most ever), as well as chairman of the Danish Film Academy - a position he has have had since 1999. Kim is a voting member of AMPAS® and as well as both The Danish and The European Film Academy. In 2010 he launched Dansk Film Kompagni to develop and produce high-end, commercial-driven film for the international market, and currently splits his time between Copenhagen, Denmark and Los Angeles, USA where he has multiple projects in development incl. LAST WITNESS, optioned by 20th Century Fox., and producing I KILL GIANTS. Along with 1492 and XYZ.

Additional information:
European Film Companies Alliance – Chairman of The Board, The Producer Association of Denmark - Chairman of the Board, The Danish Film Academy – Chairman of the Board, Film Rights of Denmark – Vice Chairman of the Board, Member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science (USA), Member of The European Film Academy, Member of The National Academy of Television Arts and Science, US, Board member of European Film College 2004 - 2006

Award history:

Academy Award – Oscar® Nominations: • “HELMER & SON”, Søren Pilmark (Best Live-Action Short film) 2007 • “WOLFGANG “, Anders Thomas Jensen (Best Live-Action Short film) 1997 • “ERNST & THE LIGHT”, Anders Thomas Jensen (Best Live-Action Short film) 1996

Academy Award – Oscar® winner for Best Live-Action Short film: • “ELECTION NIGHT “, Anders Thomas Jensen (Best Live-Action Short film) 1998 • “THIS CHARMING MAN”, Martin Strange-Hansen (Best Live-Action Short film) 2002

Emmy Awards: • “ISLAND ON BIRD STREET “, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen • - 3 Emmys for Best film, Director + new talent.

Gabriel Awards: • “ISLAND ON BIRD STREET “, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen

NATSVÆRMERPRISEN 1999: • “For outstanding achievement in cinema”
Berlin International film festival • “ISLAND ON BIRD STREET” winner of the Silver Bear for an outstanding single
achievement (Zbigniew Preisner) and Jordan Kiziuk won an Honourable Mention for the film.