Maike Haas joins Sony Pictures

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.