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Senator Entertainment has tapped vet Peter Heinzemann to head distrib Senator Film Verleih, replacing Benjamin Herrmann.

Herrmann, who has been at Senator for six years, also headed Senator Film Produktion.

Company will soon name a managing director to oversee the production division.

Heinzemann headed Kinowelt Filmverleih before launching his own Solo Film in 2002. Last year he took the reins at upstart distrib 3L but stepped down at the end of 2005.

Marco Weber and Helge Sasse took over Senator last year. Company emerged out of its two-year insolvency last month.

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