Michael Weber has been named managing director of Bavaria Film's rights handling division Bavaria Media. He was formerly head of the company's international sales arm, Bavaria Film International.

During his tenure at the sales arm, Weber handled product such as Joseph Vilsmaier's Comedian Harmonists and Volker Schloendorff's Rita's Legends. He also developed the label "German Independents", to effectively promote and market German films worldwide. He was named "best exporter of the new generation" at MIFED in 1999.