Van der Laan quits Studio Hamburg post

No replacement named for one of four heads

MUNICH -- Sytze van der Laan, one of four managing directors at production house Studio Hamburg Produktion, will leave the company at the end of the year.

The company said that van der Laan asked management to terminate his contract as of Dec. 31. A spokeswoman would not comment on the reasons for van der Laan's request.

The three remaining Studio Hamburg Produktion managing directors -- Michael Lehmann, Kerstin Ramcke and Guenther Russ -- will continue to run the company.