Ziannis quits as Kinowelt world sales head

Barbara Knabe to take over world sales brief

BERLIN -- Stelios Ziannis has resigned as head of world sales at Kinowelt as StudioCanal continues to integrate the German group into its international operations.

Ziannis has run Kinowelt’s world sales since 2000. Barbara Knabe, head of TV distribution at Kinowelt, will take on the world sales brief, coordinating between German partners and StudioCanal.

Ziannis is the second major exit at Kinowelt following the StudioCanal takeover. Earlier this year, managing director Bertril Le Claire resigned, to be replaced by Jan-Pelgrom de Haas.