Mette Hoffmann Meyer
Head of Documentaries and Co-Productions, DR TV
Mette Hoffmann Meyer is head of documentaries at DR TV – Danish Broadcast Corp. She commissions a number of documentaries from Denmark and International filmmakers and was called a Maverick by Realscreen for being one of the worlds key supporters of documentaries and a valued risk taker.
Mette was spearheading the award winning WHY DEMOCRACY? Films such as Taxi to the Dark Side, Please Vote for Me, Ironladies of Liberia. She commissioned Sundance winner The Red Chapel, Burma VJ and Why We Fight and many other distinct documentaries. She is the initiator and executive producer of WHY POVERTY? – a collection of films that will be shown all over the world in the last week of November 2012, expecting 5-800 million people to watch the films on more than 60 broadcasters.
At Sundance 2012 she was 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 or where she spots a special story and talent. She is an adviser for many organizations and has been lecturing among other places at New York University, Berkeley Graduate school of Journalism. As head of Documentaries at DR TV Mette Hoffmann Meyer is responsible for some 1100 hours of documentaries per year.
デンマーク放送（Danish Broadcast Corp）のドキュメンタリー部門責任者。担当する番組は年間約1100時間に及ぶ。サンダンス映画祭受賞作品など数多くの優れたドキュメンタリーを手掛ける。国際共同制作の大プロジェクト「Why Democracy?」（2007）、「Why? Poverty?」（2012）を企画、制作。ドキュメンタリー監督のサポーターとして知られる。