INDUSTRY NEWS
November 2020

The monthly update on business news for professionals in the performing arts and audiovisual industries:
posting new productions, industry previews, calls, deadlines or job ads while connecting coproduction partners, vendors and buyers. Brought to you by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, the international business network supporting performing arts through audiovisual media.


LATEST NEWS FROM THE IMZ

Avant Première Music + Media Market Vienna: 14-18 Feb 2021

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In times like these we keep our promise more than ever: Avant Première 2021 will take place from 14-18 February 2021 with the quality + opportunities that you count on. Experience Avant Première in its fullness both on-site in Vienna + online!

Avant Première Screenings: submit your films before 6 Nov

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

SPECIAL in 2021: more visibility + accessibility for the best content! In addition to their latest productions, IMZ Members can present up to 3 highlight productions from 2015-2019 in the Avant Première Screenings.

Metadata panel at Frankfurter Buchmesse co-hosted by the IMZ

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In the course of this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, the IMZ co-hosted a panel on the relevance of metadata for product visibility as part of the European innovation project “Digital Cross Over”.

Online IMZ Academy on media skills in higher music education

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

On 3 Dec 2020, this IMZ Academy explores the relevance of media skills for the next generation of musicians. Supported by AEC – Association Européenne des Conservatoires and Music + Arts University of the City of Vienna. Register now!

Report on the EBU-IMZ Panel: The role of public service TV in the post-Covid arts sector

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The panel was held during ITF Golden Prague Festival on 23 Sept 2020 and organised by the EBU – European Broadcasting Union + the IMZ. Read the report here.

Special News: Music + Dance in Times of Covid-19

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In light of recent Covid-19 developments affecting the performing arts film industry, we reopen our Special News Section, where we bundle the latest initiatives by IMZ Members bringing music + dance directly to people's homes!

NEW PRODUCTIONS

17 November – Velvet Revolution Concert

EuroArts Music International

Celebrating democracy, freedom and non-violence: Czech Philharmonic commemorates the Velvet Revolution.

A Study of Aphasia

Czech Television

Czech Television recorded the unique music-theatre piece for mezzosoprano, violoncello, female vocal quartet, live electronics and one actress.

Angela Hewitt plays Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Accentus Music

Angela Hewitt will play Bach’s Goldberg Variations at St. Thomas Church and will be presented with the City of Leipzig Bach Medal after the concert.

Arena di Verona – Mozart Requiem

Unitel

Mozart’s Requiem is dedicated to the victims of the Coronavirus in Verona.

BalletBoyz reimagining Romeo and Juliet

Opus Arte

A groundbreaking reimagining of the best-known love story of all time, set to a unique recording of Sergei Prokofiev’s original score.

Beethoven Marathon – Ádám Fischer & DCO

Unitel

The multiple award-winning Beethoven Symphony Cycle with Ádám Fischer and the Danish Chamber Orchestra is now available as a video recording.

Bennewitz Quartet for the Bubny Memorial of Silence

Czech Television

In order to commemorate the Jewish transports which left for extermination camps, a top Czech string quartet performs works by Theresienstadt composers.

Collegium 1704 – Messiah

Czech Television

Collegium 1704, Prague baroque orchestra and vocal ensemble, presented the best-known opus among the world’s oratorio literature – Messiah by G. F. Handel.

Daniel Barenboim – First Beethoven Cycle in UHD

Unitel

With his ultimate Beethoven Sonata Cycle, recorded in UHD, Daniel Barenboim sets himself a legacy.

Gaechinger Cantorey to record St. Matthew Passion

Accentus Music

In November, Accentus Music and the Gaechinger Cantorey will record Bach’s monumental work in Gotha, to be released worldwide in February 2021.

Hope for Prague

Czech Television

Unique Concert in Prague: renowned British violinist Daniel Hope played on a floating stage on the Vltava river.

Hope@Home is back

ARTE Deutschland TV

Daily at 19:00 + always on the net, star violinist Daniel Hope will perform in his Berlin living room with guests from 2 November 2020 onwards, giving hope for better days with his music.

Jonas Kaufmann – A Global Star in Private

C Major Entertainment

Family man, passionate cook, crime thriller fan and award-winning opera singer – we are talking about the German “King of Tenors” Jonas Kaufmann.

Pavel Černoch – Enfant Terrible?

Czech Television

The documentary portrait of Pavel Černoch – the real story of one of the most important Czech contemporary opera singers.

Rossini Opera Festival – La Cambiale di Matrimonio

Unitel

A small operatic gem and an outstanding ensemble mark the latest production from the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.

Salzburg Festival – Sonya Yoncheva

Unitel

Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva, conductor Leonardo García Alarcón and Cappella Mediterranea create a Baroque evening of fascinating beauty.

PRODUCTIONS IN THE MAKING

ENB presents a season of five new short films

English National Ballet

An exciting new digital season of short works for camera from Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Yuri Possokhov, Arielle Smith, and Stina Quagebeur.

The Mammoth Man: Jörg Widmann

sounding images

Shooting for the documentary about Jörg Widmann – composer, clarinetist, conductor – for the broadcasters BR/ARTE has begun in September in Berlin.

INTRODUCING NOT 1, BUT 2 NEW IMZ MEMBERS

New IMZ Member: Dynamic

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ is happy to welcome yet another new IMZ Member: Dynamic is an Italian-based audiovisual producer of classical music + opera content.

New IMZ Member: English National Ballet

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova + Anton Dolin, English National Ballet has been at the forefront of ballet’s growth + evolution ever since.

DATES + AWARDS

Announcing SFDFF 2020 Award Winners

Dance Film San Francisco

We are pleased to present the awards for the 11th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival. The six awards were chosen by a group of independent jury members.

Mary Bauermeister – one and one is three

Accentus Music

World premiere at Kasseler Dokfest in November 2020 followed by special screenings and a theatrical release in Germany starting in January 2021.

Online Workshop - Apply for the FEDORA Prizes

FEDORA

Join this online workshop if you want to learn how to apply for the FEDORA Prizes 2021 and get the chance to win up to €225,000 for your next artistic projects!

BEETHOVEN 2020 + MORE

ARTE launches campaign #WeReStillOpen

ARTE Deutschland TV

With the campaign #WeReStillOpen the European Culture Channel ARTE announces extra support for Europe’s arts and culture scene for the duration of the re-imposed corona restrictions.

Breaking Beethoven

ORF-Enterprise

The documentary, Breaking Beethoven, embarks on the quest for the lost Beethoven jubilee year with star violinist Aleksey Igudesman.

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