Skylark

Nest of
ideas

Carefully handcrafting the World of TV

Skylark was founded by Henrik Hancke Nielsen and Per Zachariassen with the ambition of creating new television formats with international appeal. Skylark works closely with FremantleMedia in developing formats that can be launched to international audiences through FremantleMedia’s global network.

We are
Skylark

The people behind Skylark

Founder &
Creative Director

Per Zachariassen

Per Zachariassen established entertainment production company Blu i 2001, with Henrik Hancke Nielsen as co-founder. Blu made a name for itself with a wide range of productions, including X Factor for Danish national broadcaster, DR. In 2005, the pair sold Blu to FremantleMedia, but stayed on the company’s management team for several years.
For the past few years, Hancke and Zachariassen have been based in Los Angeles, working for FremantleMedia. Their development and production credits include Total Blackout, Bang Bang, and Spoof. Per is an internationally recognised producer and director – among his major productions is The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 for DR.

Founder &
Creative Director

Henrik Hancke Nielsen

Henrik Hancke Nielsen established entertainment production company Blu in 2001, with Per Zachariassen as co-founder. Blu made a name for itself with a wide range of productions, including X Factor for Danish national broadcaster, DR. In 2005, the pair sold Blu to FremantleMedia, but stayed on the company’s management team for several years.
For the past few years, Hancke and Zachariassen have been based in Los Angeles, working for FremantleMedia. Their development and production credits include Total Blackout, Bang Bang, and Spoof.

CEO &
Partner

Lars Grarup

Lars Grarup graduated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism and has held a number of executive positions, among them Director of Program Planning at TV 2/Danmark. As Media Director at DR, Lars was in charge of content across multiple platforms – television, radio, web, mobile and more. Most recently, he worked as editor-in-chief at the Danish daily Politiken, overseeing the newspaper’s digital activities.

Partner &
Creative Director

Karsten Jacobsen

Karsten Jacobsen is a cameraman with more than 30 feature films, 100 commercials, and 2,000 television shows to his name. He has received a number of awards, most recently a  2015 Guild of Television Cameramen award in London and a Gold Lion at Cannes Lions 2015.

Program Developer

Mads Elias Højbjerg Ravn

Educated in Television and Media Production at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Mads Elias has worked for several Danish production companies as a developer and  producer. He received Talent of the Year 2015 at the MTG Awards for development and production of three new formats for Viasat and TV3.

Program Developer

Villads Engel

Educated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Villads is a versatile producer of entertainment formats with a pedigree for developing and executing visual ideas and concepts. Having worked in collaboration with multiple Danish production companies he has helped produce formats and programs for the biggest Danish broadcasters, DR and TV 2, ranging from competition driven reality, music talent shows to factual documentary series produced from around the world.

Assistant

Oliver Gierahn

Oliver comes from a management position at one of the largest and busiest restaurants in the historic district of Nyhavn in Copenhagen. At Skylark, Oliver is in charge of planning and coordinating our activities.

Editor

Kasper Norup

Kasper was nominated three times as Editor of the Year by the Danish Producers’ Association and won the award once. Kasper has edited a number of programs, including the early seasons of Robinson Ekspeditionen and all seasons of Danish X Factor.

Production Manager

Troels Kay

Troels has gathered a great deal of experience from working in the television and film industry for 10 years. He worked as an assistant editor, producer and production coordinator on numerous short films, feature films, and nonfiction and entertainment programs.

Intern

Lau Lefholm

Lau is the newest addition to the Skylark team, having just joined as intern from the Danish School of Media and Journalism. He has solid work experience from multiple Danish production companies, before he began his education to become a TV-director, and he is both a skilled in the field as well as creatively.

Jobs

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Contact

Skylark

Østergade 27, 5
1100 Copenhagen K
Denmark

info@skylark.dk
+45 311 75 774


Disclaimer

Unsolicited scripts

Here at Skylark we only produce content that we’ve thought of ourselves. If you’ve got an idea for a film, book or TV series of your own then it’s best that we don’t look at it.

This protects you from having your original concept stolen, and us from ever being accused of stealing it.