19. April 2012

Munich, 19 April 2012. Beta Cinema welcomes Thorsten Ritter, formerly head of Bavaria Film International, to its team. Effective immediately, Ritter will strengthen Beta Cinema in worldwide acquisitions, sales and marketing as Executive Vice President (EVP). Ritter was active in various capacities at Bavaria Film International since 1999 and instrumental to the success of NOWHERE IN AFRICA, GOOD BYE, LENIN! and LET THE RIGHT ONE IN among others.
Most recently his emphasis has been on English-language cinema with films such as this year’s Berlinale Special title I, ANNA featuring Charlotte Rampling and Gabriel Byrne and Sandra Nettelbeck’s latest production MR. MORGAN’S LAST LOVE starring Michael Caine. This will continue to be a focal point of his activity at Beta Cinema.
Thorsten Ritter: “I am looking forward to this fantastic opportunity. Beta Cinema is a very highly respected world sales organization, nationally and internationally, and I am delighted to be joining such a successful team.”
Beta Cinema Managing Director Dirk Schürhoff adds: “We couldn’t have had better luck. Thorsten Ritter brings 13 years of experience from all domains of world sales and has an excellent reputation in the industry. He was thus the perfect candidate for us in our plan to continue expanding the further internationalization of our portfolio, especially in the acquisition of English-language films.”