Daniel Otto New Head of Acquisitions and Sales at Ascot Elite

Ascot Elite

Otto to focus on theatrical acquisitions for Ascot’s German distribution arm.

BERLIN – Daniel Otto is the new head of acquisitions and sales at Ascot Elite’s German theatrical division, Ascot Elite Filmverleih. Otto, a former acquisitions boss for Sony Pictures Television Deutschland, will be in charge of theatrical acquisitions for Ascot’s Munich-based operation.

Ascot is still a small player in the German theatrical market but has been snapping up buzz-worthy art house titles for the territory, recently taking German rights to Jeff Nichols’ Sundance favorite Take Shelter starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain and Daniel Nettheim’s The Hunter with Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O’Connor.