Hund to head Deutsche Columbia Pictures

Exec replaces Haas as director of production

Sony Pictures Ent. has named Isabel Hund as head of Deutsche Columbia Pictures Film Produktion.

Hund, who has worked as a consultant for the company for the past 17 months, will serve as director of production, international motion picture production, at the Berlin-based Deutsche Columbia Pictures, which also serves as the European headquarters for all of Sony’s local productions.

Hund, who replaces the outgoing Maike Haas, most recently worked on the production and post production of Markus Goller’s “Friendship,” about two East Germans on a road trip across the U.S.

Hund will report to Deborah Schindler, president of Sony Pictures International Motion Pictures Production Group, who oversees the group’s local production divisions.

Prior to working with Sony, Hund headed project development at Senator Film from 2001 to 2005 and also as an agent representing film and publishing clients.

Haas, who was named head of Deutsche Columbia in early 2008, ankled the post for personal reasons.

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