Confirming recent reports in Screen, Wilco Wolfers has been appointed managing director of Netherlands-based A-Film Distribution.

He succeeds Pim Hermeling, whose departure was announced last week when his shares were transferred to investment company W2Media.

Wolfers is currently managing director of Warner Bros Netherlands and will take up the new post as of April 14.

'I am delighted that Wolfers will be leading A-Film the coming years. We firmly believe he will be setting out strategies for new and innovative possibilities in film distribution,' said Philip Wolff of W2Media. 'His expertise lies both in theatrical distribution as in Home Entertainment, which is in line with A-Film's All-Media strategy.'

Wolfers added: 'A-Film is a unique company with an exceptional catalogue. I expect challenges, but also a lot of possibilities in the exploitation of these great titles.'