NL Film Sets New Leadership Team


NL Film, a Banijay company, has appointed Sabine Brian to the post of managing director and Diederik van Rooijen as creative director.

Van Rooijen, the TV and film director of the hit NL Film series Penoza, will start his new role in March. He will be jointly responsible for the development and sales of new drama series and films.

Formerly a producer at the company, Brian’s 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 are responsible for the daily running of the production company.

Former Creative Director Kaja Wolffers leaves the company after more than ten years to pursue a role at Amazon Prime.

Brian commented: “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.”

Van Rooijen said: “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.”