After months of speculation as to his next destination, former Arthaus Filmverleih managing director Juergen Fabritius has been appointed as one of the managing directors at Senator Film Verleih with responsibility for marketing and distribution for releases in the German language area.

According to a German press report, Bernd Tietze will continue to serve as a managing director with responsibility for Business & Legal Affairs and Licenses, while Benjamin Herrmann, managing director of both Senator Film Produktion and Senator Film Verleih, will now be in charge of content for Senator Entertainment, ranging from in-house and co-productions to film and project acquisition.

Fabritius operated cinemas in Berlin from 1986-1991 and Hamburg from 1992-1997 before moving to Munich in 1998 to head up theatrical distribution at Prokino where he stayed only a few months before being appointed as managing director of the newly created Arthaus Filmverleih.

Fabritius exited his Arthaus job in August when Kinowelt Medien closed the theatrical operation down as part of its radical programme of streamlining operations.

Meanwhile, Caspar von Blomberg has been appointed retrospectively as from December 1, 2001 to Internationalmedia's (IM) management board with responsibilities for Corporate Strategy and Human Resources of the IM Group.

Blomberg worked in corporate strategy and investment banking at Deutsche Bank from 1992-1999. In 1999, he joined the AXA Group where he oversaw Corporate Development and Corporate Finance in Germany and Eastern Europe.