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)imz.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.
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
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’.
Performing Arts Sales Manager at RAI COM
Lombardi performs tasks for international platforms interested in broadcasting live from the main Italian theatres as well as in producing or coproducing in Italy. Also an expert in the legal and copyright aspects of music.
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).
Commissioning Editor for ZDF/ARTE and Head of Department Theatre, Pop, Event/ARTE at ZDF
Dieter Schneider studied History, Theatre & Film in Bonn & Mainz. He has worked as a director’s assistant for theatres in Bonn & Hamburg and as a freelance filmmaker for ZDF, 3sat & ARTE. Schneider is Commissioning Editor for ZDF/Arte and since 2012 Head of Department Theatre, Pop, Event/Arte at 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”).
Head of Music & Events Commissioning on BBC Television
As part of the TV Factual Commissioning Team, Jan has commissioned and acquired live events, concerts and documentaries since joining the BBC in 2009. Additionally, she also works alongside Bob Shennan, Director of Music, to deliver the pan-BBC music strategy. Before joining the BBC Jan was Head of Arts and Performance at Channel Four Television for ten years where she also commissioned a number of award-winning series.
- Avant Première
- Broadcaster Lightning Talks
- IMZ Academy Session
- Meet the North
- IMZ Member Session
- One-on-one Expert Sessions
- Kick-off Party on 17 Feb
- Opening Ceremony 18 Feb
- Booth Area
- IMZ Meeting Point