Lago Film’s Marco Mehlitz has joined Fox International Productions Germany as head of development and production.

Mehlitz, who recently served as co-producer on A Dangerous Method, will report directly to LA-based FIP president Sanford Panitch

Mehlitz will work closely with MD of Fox Germany Vincent de La Tour and senior product manager local productions and acquisitions Germar Tetzlaff on the development and production of German language movies.

“Marco’s experience in both local German production and international co-production will be a great asset for us”, Panitch said.

“In Marco Mehlitz we are delighted to have found an experienced personality of the film industry who will drive the production of local Fox projects forward,” De La Tour added.

Mehlitz grew up in Berlin and the US and has served as producer or co-producer on The Door, Mr Nobody, Palermo Shooting, The Final Cut and Just Friends.

Fox’s German-language release What A Man starring Matthias Schweighöfer was one of the top grossing films in Germany last year on $16m box office and 1.8m admissions. FIP Germany is in production on Schweighöfer’s follow-up Break Up Man.