Diederik van Rooijen and Sabine Brian
NL Film, a Banijay company, announced new senior leadership structure with Sabine Brian taking up the post of Managing Director and Diederik van Rooijen of Creative Director. Diederik van Rooijen, the TV and film director of hit NL Film series “Penoza,” will start his new role in March, where he will be jointly responsible for the development and sales of new drama series and films.
In his new position, Van Rooijen will work closely with Sabine Brian, who has been promoted to Managing Director. Formerly a producer at the company, her recent credits include “The Resistance Banker,” “Stanley H,” “Commandos,” and “Penoza: The Final Chapter”. Joining Brian in the management of NL Film is Ronald Versteeg, who will continue his role as Business Director. Together, they will be responsible for the daily running of the production company.
At the same time, former Creative Director Kaja Wolffers is leaving the company after more than ten years to pursue a role at Amazon Prime.
“Diederik is incredibly talented, a creative jack-of-all-trades, in both development and production, and he is a great addition to the team. Having previously worked together, I see huge opportunity for us to develop more high-quality series and films for different target groups, channels and platforms. Kaja played a major role in positioning NL Film as a quality international producer and we wish him all the best in his new role at Amazon Prime. After ten fantastic years working with Kaja, I look forward to growing NL Film, together with Ronald, both here in the Netherlands and internationally,” said Sabine Brian.
“I am really looking forward to embarking on this adventure together with Sabine and Ronald, in addition to developing NL Film’s portfolio within the Dutch and international market. 'No guts, no glory' has always been my motto, and I want to prove projects can never be too original and creative. Nowadays, films and series are available all over the world, so it is even more important to distinguish yourself with creativity,” Diederik van Rooijen added.
In addition to recruiting Diederik van Rooijen, Boudewijn Rosenmuller, currently working as Creative Producer at NL Film, has been appointed Head of Development.
'No guts, no glory' has always been my motto, and I want to prove projects can never be too original and creative” Diederik van Rooijen Creative Director at NL Film