INDUSTRY NEWS
February 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.


AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN 2020

The full Avant Première programme is final!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Get your front row seat to exclusive previews, cutting-edge information and priceless business contacts!

Register on-site at Avant Première!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Did you miss the online registration for Avant Première 2020? You can still purchase your ticket on-site in Berlin!

The Accentus Lounge – A new area for your meetings

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

There's a new hotspot for meetings at Avant Première 2020: The Accentus Lounge in the Hotel Scandic Bar.

NEW IMZ MEMBER

New IMZ Member: PetriArts Productions

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

IMZ is delighted to welcome PetriArts Productions as a new member - an innovative production and media consultancy company with a strong focus on quality, cost efficiency and sustainability.

IMZ ACADEMY

What does “good” look like for digital projects in the Performing Arts?

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

This IMZ Academy Session will take place in the course of Karajan Music Tech Conference and examine the crucial relationship between technological + creative innovation through the shortlisted projects of the Fedora Digital Prize.

AWARDS

Accentus Music wins ICMA 2020 Documentary Category

Accentus Music

The DVD with Paul Smaczny’s film “Gidon Kremer – Finding Your Own Voice” and a very special Weinberg performance is “Best Video Documentary”.

ICMA Winners

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

We wholeheartedly congratulate all ICMA Winners for receiving such a prestigous award. The International Classical Music Awards have become one of the most respected benchmarks of musical excellence.

PRODUCTIONS IN THE MAKING

Magic Moments of Music

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The ZDF/ARTE series features a highlight of the Salzburg Festival: The unforgettable performance of the “Rosenkavalier” in 1960 with Herbert von Karajan.

NEW PRODUCTIONS

A Polish Wedding – Opera Graz

ORF-Enterprise

Joseph Beer’s music moves between operetta and musical, between jazz, klezmer and waltz – high drama combined with touching romance.

An Evening With The Royal Opera – Visual Album

Opus Arte

This visual album showcases favourite arias and choruses performed by some of the world’s outstanding artists.

Apollo and Daphne

ORF-Enterprise

Alfredo Bernardini and his ensemble Zefiro present a cascade of original sounds brimming with Italianità.

Dalibor

Czech Television

Live recording of Bedřich Smetana’s famous opera by Czech Television.

Eurovision Diaries

Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company

Eurovision Diaries is a documentary about the die-hard fans of the Eurovision Song Contest around the world, and it has been filmed by the fans themselves.

Gipsy Love – Bühne Baden

ORF-Enterprise

“I am a Gypsy child”, “I hear the sound of cymbals” and “Zorika, Zorika, come back” are just a few of the rousing melodies of this romantic operetta.

J. S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos

ORF-Enterprise

Stefan Gottfried unearths classical symbolism amongst these treasures as he reinterprets the Brandenburgs with the glorious sound of the Concentus Musicus.

Jakub Hrůša and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Czech Television

Czech TV has completed production of an exceptionally interesting story of an orchestra with Czech roots and a Czech chief conductor.

Joel Krosnick: What to Play Next?

Riddle Films

An intimate look at cellist Joel Krosnick, as he retires after forty-two years playing with the Juilliard String Quartet.

Leoš Janáček – a great story of the 20th century

Czech Television

Czech Television, in coproduction with Poorhouse Int., has completed a documentary film on the life and especially the work of a great Czech composer.

Natalia Makarova’s La Bayadère

Opus Arte

Natalia Makarova’s acclaimed production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.

Portrait of dance superstar Natalia Osipova

Opus Arte

Dance superstar Natalia opens up about her life and history, her childhood in Russia, and her journey to the Royal Opera House.

The Bowmaker’s Wood

ORF-Enterprise

Bow makers continue ancient traditions, but will they be soon among the last masters of their craft?

The Csárdás Princess – Vienna Volksoper

ORF-Enterprise

For the first time, ORF III is showing a live broadcast from the Vienna Volksoper, which will celebrate its 120th anniversary in 2018.

The Land of Smiles – Mörbisch Festival 2019

ORF-Enterprise

Experience the touching love story between Lisa, a girl from Vienna, and the Chinese prince Sou-Chong who are governed by different cultures and social conventions.

The Tales of Hoffmann – Oper Klosterneuburg

ORF-Enterprise

Offenbach’s only opera, a jewel of German melancholy and French esprit, became a world hit.

Yuja Wang plays and conducts Chopin

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The special WDR/ARTE maestro follows Yuja Wang for her exceptional debut in the spectacular concert hall “La Grange au Lac”.

MORE AVANT PREMIÈRE NEWS

Presenting Partners: C Major Entertainment + Unitel

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The 2020 edition of Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin is presented by C Major Entertainment + Unitel, the internationally renowned market leaders in the distribution of music programmes.

Screening Partner: Accentus Music

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

This year's Avant Première Screenings are presented by distinguished production company and DVD + CD label Accentus Music.

Sujet Partner: Unitel

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’, the official Avant Première 2020 Sujet, is presented by Unitel.

Ten Years Accentus Music – A Special Presentation

Accentus Music

Celebrate with us at Avant Première 2020 on Tuesday, 25 February at 19:00!

“The Female Voice of Iran” – Save the date!

EuroArts Music International

A feature documentary about female singers living inside Iran and their daily life and the deepest wish: “I want my voice to be heard”.

OTHER INDUSTRY NEWS

Call for Submissions for SF Dance Film Festival

Dance Film San Francisco

San Francisco Dance Film Festival is looking for a broad spectrum of dance-focused film for its 11th annual film festival.

Magic Moments of Music

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New episodes of the successful ZDF/ARTE series are now obtainable from C Major Entertainment.

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