Mikkel Bondesen is the CEO of UFUSE, a Creative Management company that helps companies maximize collaboration on large creative projects to ensure an outstanding creative results. Past and present UFUSE clients include creators Josh Schwartz (THE OC, CHUCK, GOSSIP GIRL), Matt Nix (BURN NOTICE), and James Vanderbilt (ZODIAC, AMAZING SPIDERMAN), Lin Pictures (SHERLOCK HOLMES, LEGO), Chris Fedak (CHUCK), Creative Director of the Decade Alex Bogusky (CP+B), BBH-LA, OGIVLY, MoMA and many more.
In the fall of 2003, Bondesen was named on The Hollywood Reporter’s highly coveted “Next Generation List.” Same year he was also named as one of the “Super League Exports to Hollywood” by one of Denmark’s largest newspapers, BT. In both 2002 and 2004, Mikkel Bondesen was named one of Fade In Magazine’s “Top 100 People You Need To Know” & he has also been included in Details Magazine’s much touted “People To Watch” list, and has been featured in several magazines in his native Denmark.
His entrepreneurial involvement with the creative arts began at an early age. Among his ventures was the first Danish book on graffiti, which he published at the age of 14, and he co-founded one of the first commercial radio stations in Denmark (Sky Rock 107.4) at age 15. Before moving to the US in 1996 to attend AFI from his native country of Denmark, he had had a significant career producing commercials. After graduating from AFI in 1998 and not knowing a soul in Los Angeles, Bondesen built a very successful client list under his Bondesen Management banner, until forming FUSE Entertainment in 2004. While running Fuse Entertainment, he Executive Produced the Emmy nominated series THE KILLING for AMC, BURN NOTICE for USA and THE GOOD GUYS for FOX and then went on to form UFUSE Creative Management in 2011.
Mikkel is also the creator and founder of The Young Storytellers Program (www.youngstorytellers.com), a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of children through the art of storytelling. In addition, he has also served as a teacher at a local Los Angeles area high school as well as an adjunct professor at USC where he taught screenwriting. Bondesen lives in Los Angeles with his Danish wife and two children.