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Mette Hoffmann Meyer

Commissioning Editor, Documentaries

DR TV / Danish Broadcasting Corporation

Mette Hoffmann Meyer is head of documentaries at DR TV - Danish Broadcast Corp., and responsible for some 1100 hours of documentaries per year.

She commissions a number of documentaries from Denmark and International filmmakers and was called a Maverick by Realscreen for being one of the world’s key supporters of documentaries and a valued risk taker.

Mette was spearheading the award winning films in WHY DEMOCRACY? - Taxi to the Dark Side, Please Vote for Me, Ironladies of Liberia etc. She commissioned Sundance winner The Red Chapel, and Burma VJ as well as Why We Fight and many others.

At Sundance 2012 she is behind 4 films in competition Putins Kiss, Queen of Versailles, Cairo- ½ revolution and China Heavyweight. She is known for supporting independent filmmakers from countries where there are no local support.

Why Poverty? is expected to reach 800 million people in November 2012.

Speaking at: Entertainment vs Altruism

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