Musch replaces Haas at Dis Germany


COLOGNE, Germany -- Maike Haas will step down on Nov. 30 as co-production and acquisitions manager at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany, Disney announced Tuesday. She will be replaced by Justyna Musch, a sales and acquisitions executive with German sales agent Telepool.

For more than eight years, Haas has been responsible for the acquisition and co-production of German-language projects for Disney Germany. The long list of features she shepherded through production include the Oscar-winning "The Lives of Others," local romantic comedy hit "Barefoot," and the wildly successful children's franchise "The Wild Soccer Bunch."

Haas' last project with Disney -- the Studio Hamburg-produced children's film "The Three Investigators" -- bows wide in Germany Nov. 8.