One-on-One Expert Sessions

The One-on-One Expert Sessions are an exclusive opportunity for established and emerging talents to get feedback and advise from seasoned experts.

This format provides participants with the exclusive chance to pitch their projects to senior executives from major international public and private broadcasting companies and hence facilitates professional collaborations and opens up business opportunities.


Do you want to book a 10-minute slot?


Send an email to Sophie Schneider at s.schneider(at) stating a maximum of 6 experts you wish to speak to and include a description or marketing material of the projects you would like to discuss.

Please note that only registered participants of Avant Première can access the expert session and that slots are assigned on a first come first served basis. 

Wednesday 21 Feb 201815:00 - 16:30Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz,
Conference Hall



Commissioning Editor for Arts, Music + Dance at BBC Music

Emma has worked in TV for more than 20 years during which she has gained experiences as a producer, director and exec. She has produced arts programming across all channels in the UK as well as for the US.


Adviser for Performing Arts at RTP – Rádio e Televisão de Portugal

After studying Dramatic Arts and Acting, Daniel has gathered extensive experiences as a stage director. He’s been working on television since 2011 as a dubbing director as well as an acting coach for numerous shows. Since 2016 he has advised RTP2 in performing arts programming.

Yasuko Kobayashi

Senior Producer at NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Since joining NHK in 1995, she has established multi-camera directing skills for TV. Currently, as Senior Producer at NHK Music & Theatre Programmes Division, she is in charge of international TV co-production in classical music

Marcelo Lezama

Film & Arts General Producer at AMC International – Latin America

Since 2008 Marcelo Lezama is General Producer of Film & Arts, managing the content acquisition and programming design for this channel that broadcast cultural content to all Latin America. Additionally, he has made art documentaries like ‘Revelaciones’, ‘Mozarteum 60’ and ‘Concierto Para 4 Pianos’.

Jyrki Nokkonen

Acquisitions Executive/Music & Entertainment at YLE – The Finnish Broadcasting Company

Since 1990 Jyrki Nokkonen has acquired music and dance programmes from classical to popular, as well as performances and documentaries for YLE’s three national TV channels TV1, TV2 and the cultural channel YLE Teema ( since 2001) and also for Yle’s free online service Yle Areena (since 2007).

Dieter Schneider

Commissioning Editor for ZDF/ARTE and Head of Department Culture and Music

Dieter Schneider studied History, Theatre & Film in Bonn and Mainz. He has worked as a director’s assistant for theatres in Bonn and Hamburg and as a freelance filmmaker for ZDF, 3sat and ARTE. Schneider is Commissioning Editor for ZDF/ARTE, from 2012 to 2017 he was Head of Department Theatre, Pop, Event/ARTE at ZDF and since April 2017 he is Head of Department ARTE Culture and Music at the ZDF.

Henrik von Sydow

Acquisitions Executive at SVT – Swedish Television

With a background as teacher, presenter, network director and head of the online promo department at SVT, Henrik von Sydow is currently SVT’s buyer of music and fine arts. He is also responsible for scheduling the weekly primetime broadcast slot Kulturstudion (“The Culture Studio”).


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