Charlie Arneson has been appointed studio manager at Korda. He comes to Hungary after 10 years as head of Fox Baja Studios in Mexico, best known as host to James Cameron's Titanic shoot. He will get the chance to work with another water tank as Korda readies its Superstage to open in mid-2008.
'I would like to thank [Korda owner] Sandor Demjan and [CEO] Laszlo Krisan for bringing me here, to one of the most technically advanced and best designed studios in the world,' said Arneson.
Sandor Demjan, the real estate mogul who owns Korda, has also announced that Andras Simonyi is the new chairman of the board of directors of Korda Studios, replacing Istvan Sokorai. Simonyi previously served as the Hungarian Ambassador to the US.
Sokorai had been planning to step down voluntarily from his post, and the Studio's group of owners, which also includes Andy Vajna, Peter Munk and Nathanial Rothschild, have all approved Simonyi's appointment.
As reported previously, Korda last week announced a post-production partnership with new Budapest-based Colorfront.