Sunday, May 3, 2009

Thierry Potok steps down from Germany's VIP fund | News | Screen

The private German media fund VIP Medienfonds which relaunched in 2008 has a new head, Tilo Seiffert who has been running a VIP division since September 2007. He is replacing Thierry Potok who will return to producing through his company Polaris Film Production and Finance, which co-produced Julie Delpy’s internationally successful Two Days In Paris. Since its establishment in 1989, the VIP Group had invested around $1bn (€75.2m) in over 50 film projects including the Oscar-winning Monster, Paul Verhoeven's Black Book, Tom Tykwer’s Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer, Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There and Taylor Hackford’s Love Ranch which is being sold by David Bergstein's Capitol Films and has no US distribution as yet, and films by Egoli Tossel and Baldwin Entertainment Group.

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