ABOUT IMZ ONLINE SERVICES*

IMZ Online Services* is the search engine + digital B2B marketplace for film licence trading bringing the industry together.

Initiated by the IMZ + its member organisations, the development of IMZ Online Services* is the network’s ongoing strategy for the digitalisation of the film industry. IMZ Online Services is the response to a global demand for better visibility + availability of audiovisual content.

THE HOLISTIC SERVICE RESPONDING TO A GLOBAL DEMAND

The international film sector is facing significant challenges. The immense variety of content, the emergence of new digital + online offers and the competition for visibility + copyright fraud are just a few. At the same time, the possibilities offered by digitalisation create new opportunities.

This calls for the development of a holistic digital service for film licence trading.
IMZ Online Services* includes:

  • A powerful film search engine
  • Tools for digital promotion + catalogue placement
  • New standards on film metadata
  • New standards on copyright protection thanks to
    • the unique ISCC Film Identifier
    • the digital European Licence Ledger for film licences
  • A digital pitching, coproduction and financing platform

BENEFITTING ALL MARKET PLAYERS + ACTIVITIES ALONG THE VALUE CHAIN

IMZ Online Services* enables buyers + vendors to reach new market players within their sector + beyond at a global level. At the same time, the visibility + availability of content is boosted. Paired with the implementation of revolutionary IMZ Standards for film metadata, asset identification and copyright protection, the process of searching + exchanging assets is made more efficient + safe. The digitalisation of the film licence trading process is bound to bring the industry up to speed and increase liquidity on the market.

BASED ON REAL EXPERIENCES

IMZ Online Services* is being developed with the closest involvement of real market players in the music + dance film industry – the member organisations of the IMZ – to unite the expertise of an entire film sector in a collective step towards digitalisation.

From the beginning, IMZ Online Services* is being developed with real assets, real use cases and real metadata, with IMZ Members  validating every step of the way. Building IMZ Online Services* on real experiences rather than on theoretical speculations gives IMZ Online Services* its seal of quality and is the guarantee of success when meeting real industry challenges.

WITH THE MEMBERS, FOR THE MEMBERS: FROM THE IDEA TO THE LAUNCH

IMZ Online Services is being developed with the IMZ Members for the IMZ Members. In a first step, it will cover the music + dance film industry and will be opened to the global film market in a second step.

ABOUT THE IMZ

IMZ Online Services* is an initiative of the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, the global business network for leading international production companies, public + private broadcasters, streaming + VOD platforms, distribution companies, performing arts organisations as well as educational institutions, music labels and technology providers. The mission of the IMZ is to promote + disseminate performing arts in + through audiovisual media.

Among the 150 Member Organisations are major market players like BBC, ZDF, ARTE, C Major Entertainment, Unitel, the Metropolitan Opera New York, Vienna State Opera, London Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Phil, Unitel, EuroArts or Universal Edition as well as individual members like choreographers, musicians and directors.

The IMZ is committed to a sustainable advancement of the industry and grounds its activities on four pillars: Market Access + Network, Professionalisation, Audience Development and Innovation + New Business Models.


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