One-on-One Expert Sessions

The One-on-One Expert Sessions are an exclusive opportunity for established + emerging talents to get feedback + advise from seasoned experts. This format provides participants with the unique  chance to pitch their projects to senior executives from major international public + private broadcasting companies and streaming platforms and hence facilitates professional collaborations and opens up business opportunities.

Due to popular demand, all 10-minute slots are already fully booked.

If you would like to get entered on the wait list, 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.

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Wednesday 13 Feb 201915:00 - 16:30Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz,
Conference Hall


Emma Cahusac

Commissioning Editor for Arts, Music and 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.

Hervé Boissière

Founder + CEO at

Before launching in 2008, the leading digital platform for classical music audiovisual programmes, Hervé was Managing Director of the French indie label naïve and occupied various executive positions at Warner Music France and Warner Classics. He has produced over 500 audio and visual recordings, including many winners of international awards.

Yasuko Kobayashi

Senior Producer at NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Since joining NHK in 1995, Yasuko 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 coproduction in classical music.

Ulrike Köstinger

Head of Cooperations at takt1

Ulrike Köstinger is an Austrian arts manager. From 2012-2014 she was a Project Manager in the casting office of the Salzburg Festival, before becoming a Product Manager in the Marketing Department at L’Oréal Austria. Since January 2018 she is Head of Cooperations for the streaming platform takt1.

Roberto Pisoni

Head of Sky Arte HD at Sky Italia

Roberto has worked for Sky Cinema’s channels, in Sky Italia in the Production Department, the Creative Department, and contributed to the channel’s branding activities. Prior to that, he worked as author, director and promo producer for the Italian channel Studio Universal. Since 2015 he is also Head of Sky Arts Production Hub, the international commissioning and production center of cultural content.

Dieter Schneider

Commissioning Editor for ZDF/ARTE and Head of Department ARTE Culture and Music at ZDF – German Television

Dieter was a freelance filmmaker for ZDF, 3sat and ARTE before working as Head of Department Theatre, Pop, Event/ARTE at ZDF from 2012 to 2017. Since April 2017 he is Head of Department ARTE Culture and Music 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”).


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