Bernd Eichinger has extended his existingproducer contract with leading independent German production house ConstantinFilm until March 31, 2009.

The agreement ensures that Eichinger will continue to produceexclusively for Constantin and also make him available to the company as aconsultant for productions which he is not responsible for as producer.

Since taking over the management of ConstantinFilm in 1979, Eichinger had produced more than 50 films for the productionhouse including The Name Of The Rose, the Oscar-winner Nowhere InAfrica, and the Oscar-nominated Downfall. He is currently producingOskar Roehler's adaptation of Michel Houellebecq's controversial bestseller Elementarteilchenand Cory Yuen's action feature Dead Of Alive and will begin shootingon Tom Tykwer's film version of Patrick Sueskind's bestseller Perfumefrom July 12.