Malene is COO at Nordisk Film Production since September, 2015. Prior to becoming a manager in Nordisk Film’s film production unit, she was Head of Legal Affairs at Nordisk Film being responsible for the acquisition of US/UK and Scandinavian film for the purpose of distribution in all media and platforms in the Nordic countries. Prior hereto she was a private practicing lawyer with the law firm Nielsen Nørager in Copenhagen.
Malene is a graduate of the Copenhagen University School of Law and holds a LL.M. from Duke University School of Law. She lived and practiced law for a year in the US after passing the NY bar exam in 1993.
Malene is chairman of the Association of Entertainment and Media Law in Denmark and has more than 20 years of experience working as a lawyer within the film and media industry with main focus on IPR and contract negotiations relating to film development, production, financing, co-production and distribution and with a recent focus on digital distribution of film and other copyright protected content including the legal and contractual issues involved.