Bergengruen named head of Studio Hamburg

Takes over from Martin Willich, who retires in February

COLOGNE, Germany – Carl Bergengruen, currently head of the TV movie division at regional public broadcaster SWR, has been named the new head of production giant Studio Hamburg.

Bergengruen will take over from Martin Willich, who will retire in February after more than 30 years at the company.

In his time at SWR, Bergengruen has overseen some of the most prestigious German TV movies of the past few years, including period biopics "Stauffenberg" and "Romy" and real-life terrorist drama "Mogadischu."

While Willich will be leaving Studio Hamburg, the company's two managing directors, Robin Houcken and Hans-Peter Urban, will stay on under the new boss.