Germany's Martin Moszkowicz assumes post

PARIS — The European Producers Club has elected Constantin Film head of production Martin Moszkowicz as president. He becomes the first non-French topper in the EPC’s 15-year history.

Moszkowicz, a member of the EPC board, takes up his new job immediately.

“With a German president and board members from eight different European countries, the EPC is proud to announce an executive committee that is truly representative of our goals and our mandate,” the EPC said in a press release.

Current president Jean Cazes, CEO of Gallic shingle Initial Prods., steps down after 11 years to serve as VP.

A lobbying group and think tank made up of 50 independent producers from 19 European countries, the EPC also coordinates production associations through the European Producers Assn. Alliance (EPAA), which it established in 2005.

The EPC issued a manifesto at the end of May, stating its policy goals on issues including the role of Internet service providers in battling piracy and multiterritory licensing for Internet rights.

“I basically intend to focus on working in accordance with the manifesto,” Moszkowicz said.

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