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Distribution chief exits Constantin

Friedl ends 18 year stint at company

Thomas Peter Friedl, Constantin Film’s distribution and marketing chieftain, is ankling after 18 years at Germany’s most successful indie producer-distrib.

Constantin CEO Fred Kogel will initially take over Friedl’s duties overseeing distribution.

Friedl, who is leaving at his own request “to tackle new professional assignments” when his contract expires in January, has headed Constantin’s distribution division since 1999.

He was responsible for the theatrical release of box office blockbusters including Michael Herbig’s “Manitou’s Shoe” and “Dreamship Surprise — Period 1,” Tom Tykwer’s “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” and Oliver Hirschbiegel’s “Downfall.”

Bernd Eichinger, Constantin’s top inhouse producer and deputy supervisory board chairman, said Friedl “has played a prominent role in strengthening our position as the most successful independent film distributor in Germany.”

Constantin’s future has been the subject of much speculation in view of plans by Swiss parent group Highlight Communications to focus on its sports biz. This follows EM.Sport’s recent acquisition of a 25.1% stake in Highlight, which also owns Swiss sports rights group Team. EM.Sport is expected to increase its stake in Highlight next year.

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