director Netherlands Film Academy since September 2012
Before moving to the Film Academy, Bart Römer (1957) was network manager of Nederland 2, the channel for art, culture and in-depth programmes of the public broadcasting corporation. Between 2007 and 2009 Römer was editor-in-chief and general director of Netherlands Multicultural Television. Before that he was an independent media consultant and held various positions with the public broadcasting corporation, including head of fiction of the KRO. In the late 1990s he was involved in the development of new TV concepts for John de Mol Productions. He began his career as an actor. Bart Römer also writes children's books.