Oliver Berben has been appointed as the managing director of Constantin Film's production arm Constantin Film Produktion from January 1, 2009.

Berben has been brought in to take over the management of the production arm under former managing director Martin Moszkowicz, who will now head up this division.

Both moves are the result of a management restructuring due to the planned departure of CEO Fred Kogel, who will step down at the end of this year.

Berben has worked closely with Constantin Film for the past ten years since the production company Moovie - the art of entertainment, he launched in 1996 with director Carlo Rola became a subsidiary of the Constantin group in 1999.

Berben's producer credits for Constantin have recently included Oskar Roehler's Berlinale competition film Elementary Particles (Elementarteilchen); Leander Haussmann's comedy Warum Männer Nicht Zuhören Und Frauen Schlecht Einparken; and leading German standup comedian Mario Barth's first feature film Männersache which was shot in Berlin this summer.

In addition, Berben was a producer alongside Constantin executive board member Martin Moszkowicz on Sönke Wortmann's Pope Joan which completed principal photography last month.