Yoko Higuchi has been promoted to the post ofhead of licensing at Munich-based Constantin Film.

She will work closely with Constantin's CEO Fred Kogel onall licensing and sales activities and also oversee international acquisitionsin tandem with Kogel and Herman Weigel.

Over the past two years, Higuchi played a key role in theacquisition of such Constantin releases as Les Choristes, Motorcycle Diaries,Paradise Now and Manuale D'Amore.