Telepool taps Pettke

Exec to head home entertainment division

BERLIN — International distrib Telepool has appointed Michael Pettke to head the company’s home entertainment division.

Pettke, formerly managing director of Potsdam-based home entertainment distrib MAWA Film + Medien, will focus on the division’s expansion.

Telepool, a subsidiary of pubcaster ARD and Swiss pubcaster SRG, controls rights to a number of recent German hits like Til Schweiger’s “Barefoot” as well as current releases “The Last Train,” “A Friend of Mine” and “7 Dwarves: The Wood Is Not Enough.”

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