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The European Minority Film Festival 2008 is under the patronage of BO LANDIN:
Bo Landin, born 1952 in Sweden, was trained as a biologist and has 40 years of experience as a science, natural history and environmental writer and producer for magazines, books, radio and television. His internationally award winning work include more than a hundred documentary films in international distribution and several hundred TV programs in Sweden. He is also the producer and director of the award winning feature film Macbeth (in Sami language).
Landin is the founder, President and CEO of Scandinature Films USA Inc. and the founder and CEO of LVL Slickrock Films, both based in Utah, USA. Bo Landin is the President of Assorted Nuts Animation Studios, based in Sweden but with partnerships in USA, Canada and India.
In the 1970’s and 1980’ Bo Landin set up and was the presenter of the environmental programs of Swedish National Radio and Swedish Television, setting a benchmark for environmental films and reporting on European and world television. Between 1990 and 2002 Bo Landin was the presenter and executive producer of commercial broadcaster TV4’s regular natural history program, one of the most successful factual programs on Swedish television. His work is regularly seen on TV screens on all continents, and in the USA he has co-produced and directed films for the Discovery Channel since its inception.
1993-95 Bo Landin was appointed Executive Producer for Childrens programming, TV4, Sweden. Member of the editorial board of TV4’s program managers group.
In 1993 Landin was the co-founder of TV Värmland, a local commercial broadcaster, and was a member of the board of its Executive Board. In 1994 Bo Landin was invited as a visiting professor at Brigham Young University, Utah, USA, setting up a program for science and natural history film making, and has since taken the initiative to establish a permanent Masters program for natural history and science film making at Montana State University in Bozeman. He is a regular lecturer and tutor at international master classes for filmmakers in Europe and North America.
Bo Landin and Scandinature have always been in the forefront of developing and utilizing new distribution systems for the dissemination of films. In 2005-2006 and based on his extensive knowledge in the area he worked as CEO of MPS Broadband America, introducing a new tech platform to the North American market.
Bo Landin has a strong environmental ethos and for over four decades he has spearheaded initiatives worldwide. He is the founder and President of the Edberg Foundation in Sweden, focusing on environmental information and education with special emphasis on developing countries.
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