Ludwig zu Salm named President & CEO, CLT-UFA International, Rights & Distribution
Luxembourg, February 2, 2000
Ludwig zu Salm (46) has been named President & CEO, CLT-UFA International, Rights & Distribution. This was jointly announced by Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO, and Ewald Walgenbach, Executive Vice President TV, Production & Rights of CLT-UFA.
In his new position, Mr. zu Salm will be responsible for the activities of CLT-UFA International in the areas of international acquisition, co-financing, co-production and distribution of feature films and television programs including BMG Video.
„We are looking forward to the co-operation with Ludwig zu Salm“, stated Rolf Schmidt-Holtz. Ewald Walgenbach added: „With his profound product and market knowledge, Ludwig zu Salm will play a decisive role in building up our international presence.“
Until September 1999, Ludwig zu Salm was President Production Europe of Columbia TriStar International Television (CTIT), overseeing all creative and business aspects of CTIT´s productions in Europe. Mr. zu Salm joined CTIT in 1994 as Senior Vice President International Programming as well as Managing Director of its German production subsidiary Columbia TriStar Film und Fernseh Produktions GmbH.
Ludwig zu Salm started his career in the media business in 1980 with TIME MAGAZINE in New York, rising to International Business Manager. In 1987, he joined TaurusFilm (KirchGroup) in Munich, first as Marketing Director and subsequently as Executive Vice President, creative affairs.
Ludwig zu Salm holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and earned his licentiate of economics from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
CLT-UFA is the number 1 in European broadcasting, with shareholdings in 40 radio and television stations, most of which are market leaders (RTL Television in Germany, RTL Radio in France, HMG in the Netherlands). CLT-UFA also holds interests in numerous production and broadcasting rights distribution companies (including UFA Film and TV Productions in Germany and UFA Sports in Europe). In Germany's commercial TV market, CLT-UFA is majority owner of market leader RTL, holding a 35.9% stake in RTL II and 50% in Super RTL.