Yoko Higuchi-Zitzmann will join Munich-based Telepool as head of acquisitions and sales for German-speaking territories.

She takes the post as of January 2009, and will resign as head of licensing of Constantin Film, where she had been since 2005. She is also a veteran of Prokino Filmverleih.

Higuchi-Zitzmann will report directly to Telepool CEO Thomas Weymar.

'We are very pleased that with Yoko Higuchi-Zitzmann we have been able to
win one of the most distinguished and respected personalities working in
international sales & acquisition today,' Weymar said. 'I am convinced that our company will benefit from her great experience and competence.'