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Battsek Expected to Take Helm at Nat Geo Films

Current president Adam Leipzig will shift to executive producing role at company

Former Miramax president Daniel Battsek reportedly is in talks to take over as president of National Geographic Films.

He would replace Adam Leipzig, who has held the post for six years.

Leipzig is moving over into an executive producer role on two films he had been overseeing for NatGeo: "Undaunted Courage," HBO’s planned 10-hour miniseries about explorers Lewis and Clark, executive produced by Brad Pitt and Edward Norton; and writer-director Peter Weir’s WWII drama "The Way Back," based on Slavomir Rawicz’s memoir.