One-on-One Expert Sessions
In the One-on-One Expert Sessions, emerging + established talents can pitch their projects to senior executives from major broadcasting companies + leading figures in the pop music film industry of their choice.
This speed-dating format 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 Isabella Fellinger 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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Meeting Desk Area
Commissioning Editor for Arts, Music + Dance at BBC Music
Emma Cahusac has worked in TV for over 25 years as a producer, director + executive. She has produced programming for all major UK channels and US broadcasters, with subjects ranging from the visual arts, theatre, classical dance to pop music.
Label Manager + Head of Publishing at Motor Entertainment
Christian Goebel graduated in Philosophy + Economics and lives in Berlin, via stops in Bayreuth, Paris + LA. He is the Label Manager and Head of Publishing at Motor Entertainment, as well as a Lecturer at Pop Akademie, University of the Arts + SAE.
CEO + Founder at Piece of Magic Entertainment
Piece of Magic Entertainment distributes world-class cinema + events, from documentaries to concerts within a network of thousands of screens worldwide, and also creates specialised campaigns for each launch marketed directly to consumers. Its slate includes Todd Douglas Miller’s box-office sensation “Apollo 11” or David Attenborough’s feature documentary “A Life on our Planet”.
Acquisitions Executive of Music + Entertainment at Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company
Since 1990 Jyrki Nokkonen has acquired music + dance programmes from classical to popular (performances + documentaries) for Yle’s three national TV channels TV1, TV2 and the cultural channel Yle Teema, as well as for Yle’s online service Yle Areena.
Head of Coproductions at Sky
With 25 years’ experience in TV + film acquisition, Jack Oliver has worked across the full Sky Entertainment channels and launched Sky Crime, Sky Comedy and new US pilots. He has a broad remit for factual entertainment across the Sky channels.
CEO + Co-Founder at OZMOZE – Agency for Pop Culture
Viktoria Renner founded OZMOZE, an agency working on the intersection of brands + pop culture with institutions such as the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. In addition, she is a consultant for Sony Music + a co-publisher at UMPG.
Director, writer + producer at Kobalt Productions
Rossacher has been a filmmaker since 1975. Specialised in music videos, pop culture docs + live concerts, he has worked with artists like the Rolling Stones, Queen, David Bowie + Whitney Houston as well as with broadcasters like ZDF, ARTE, BBC + PBS.
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.
Managing Director at Eagle Rock Films
Peter Worsley oversees production + film distribution at the UMG owned company. Credits include “Somebody Up There Likes Me”, “John and Yoko: Above Us Only Sky”, “Miles Davis: Birth of the Coo” and “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things”.
- Avant Première
- CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
- Broadcaster Lightning Talks
- Sunny Side of the Doc + IMZ Pitching Session
- One-on-One Expert Sessions
- SPECIAL FOCUS
- Innovation Day
- Kick-Off: ARTE Concert@Berlinale
- Opening Ceremony
- Warm-Up Brunch
- Introduction for Newcomers
- Closing: Cross-Sector Drinks
- IMZ Member Session
- Booth Area
- IMZ Meeting Point
- Accentus Lounge
- Meeting + Networking Places