Exec to serve as VP of international production
Maike Haas has joined Sony Pictures Entertainment’s international film production division as veep of international production, Europe.Haas will oversee the Berlin-based European operation for the division, identifying and developing film productions, with a focus on German-language and pan-European fare. Haas returns to Sony after an eight-year stint at Buena Vista Intl. Germany, where she was co-production and acquisitions manager. Before BVI, Haas worked at Sony for two years, topping the script department as head of editors for Deutsche Columbia. “The European market as a whole and Germany in particular is a critical target for the international production group, and we are excited to have Maike leading the way,” said Gareth Wigan, vice chairman of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group.