Constantin Film: Top execs

Variety's Achievement in Int'l Film Award: Martin Moszkowicz

The suits behind Constantin’s era of success are longtimers, many with more than a decade at the company:

Bernhard Burgener
Burgener, Constantin’s chief exec since 2009, has overseen the company’s integration into the Constantin Medien group, where he also serves as CEO. As Constantin Medien topper, Burgener is responsible for the strategic development of the group’s numerous subsidiaries and divisions, including Swiss entertainment and sports giant Highlight Communications, which owns 100% of Constantin Film, as well as the conglom’s sports segment.

Hanns Beese
Executive director, finance
A member of Constantin Film’s management board since 2004, Beese oversees finance, accounting, risk management, HR, investor relations, IT, administration and organization at the group.
A manager with a broad range of experience, Beese’s resume before Constantin included top positions in such major companies as German postal service Deutsche Post, metals trading group Metallgesellschaft and asset management company GoIndustry.

Martin Moszkowicz
Executive director, film and television
In his wide-ranging role overseeing the gamut of Constantin’s core businesses — film and TV production, domestic and international distribution, licensing, acquisitions, marketing and press relations — Moszkowicz has increasingly become the face of Constantin Film in recent years. A fixture at the company since 1991, Moszkowicz’s credits include more than 100 feature films, including “The Three Musketeers” and “Resident Evil: Afterlife.” “The Baader Meinhof Complex” and “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.”.

Franz Woodtli
Executive director, theatrical and home entertainment sales
In his post, Woodtli is responsible for home entertainment, distribution/sales and the exploitation of ancillary rights.
Before joining Constantin Film in 2004, Woodtli served as head of home entertainment at both Highlight Communications and Rainbow Video, a Swiss company founded by Constantin topper Bernhard Burgener that later became a Highlight subsidiary.

Oliver Berben
Managing director of Constantin Film Production and Moovie
Berben has headed Constantin Film’s production arm Constantin Film Production since 2009. He continues to oversee operations at Moovie, the company he launched in 1996 with director Carlo Rola that became a Constantin subsidiary in 1999.
As a producer at the group, Berben’s feature film and TV movie credits include upcoming projects such as Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” and Doris Doerrie’s “Bliss” and Andreas Dresen’s “Stella” as well as recent hits like “Pope Joan.”

Reinhard Klooss
As producer and head of Constantin’s animation unit, Klooss has overseen a number of recent animated hits for the company, including “Animals United” and “Impy’s Wonderland,” the follow-up to Bavaria Pictures’ “Impy’s Island.”
He is developing “Tarzan,” a modern 3D-animated version of the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic, which he will produce and direct. Before joining Constantin Film in 2006, Klooss had worked as a producer, writer or director on more than 20 films, including “Go Trabi Go,” “Comedian Harmonists,” “Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar” and “Buffalo Soldiers.” He has served in management positions at such leading companies as Bavaria Film, Studio Babelsberg and Odeon Film.

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