National Geographic Films taps Battsek
Former Miramax chief to become president March 15
Daniel Battsek has been officially named president of National Geographic Films. He'll step into the new role on March 15.
Battsek was ousted as head of Disney specialty division Miramax Films late last year. His name surfaced in January at National Geographic in Adam Leipzig stepped down from the president's post to produce.
Battsek's appointment was announced Wednesday by David Beal, president of National Geographic Entertainment, to whom Battsek will report.
"We're proud of what we've accomplished so far with National Geographic Films, and we're thrilled to have Daniel Battsek, a true leader in the international film production and distribution community, take us to the next level," Beal said.
"Daniel knows the independent film world and knows how to develop great films associated with iconic brands, so we're excited to have him leading the National Geographic banner," Tim Kelly, president and CEO of the National Geographic Global Media Group, added.
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