Russ upped at Studio Hamburg Produktion


FRANKFURT, Germany -- Gunther Russ has been promoted to deputy managing director of German TV powerhouse Studio Hamburg Produktion, joining co-deputy managing director Kerstin Ramcke.

Russ and Ramcke will jointly oversee the running of Studio Hamburg's vast production operations -- which include more than a dozen German primetime series as well as countless entertainment shows, telefilms, documentaries and feature films.

He will report to Studio Hamburg heads Sytze van der Laan and Michael Lehmann.

As production director at Studio Hamburg Produktion, a job he has held since 2004, Russ was responsible for the upcoming children's film "The Three Investigators," which Buena Vista will release in Germany this November.