INDUSTRY NEWS
September 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.


WHAT'S ON AT THE IMZ?

IMZ Academy 2020: “The complete performer of the future – Embracing media skills in music education”

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

On 3 Dec, this online IMZ Academy will explore 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!

IMZ at Venice Production Bridge

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ attended the VoD Market Day, co-organised by Eurovod - the network of European independent VoD platforms in cooperation with the Venice Production Bridge, the business section of La Biennale.

IMZ Connected @ Golden Prague ITF 2020

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Due to the recent Covid-19 developments, the IMZ won't be physically present at the festival, hosted by Czech TV in collaboration with the EBU + IMZ. However, we are happy + thankful to still be part of Golden Prague ITF – this time online!

IMZ with Digital Cross Over at Ars Electronica

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The online panel “Business Models for Online Contents” investigated how platform-based access to online content can be monetised. The programme was part of the Digital Cross Over project led by the IMZ + co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme!

WHAT'S ON IN THE INDUSTRY?

Golden Prague 2020 + Safety Precautions

Czech Television

We are pleased to inform you that despite the pandemic restrictions the 57th Golden Prague Festival will be held as planned from 23 - 26 Sept 2020.

Introducing the 2020 Guide to Documentary Decision Makers

Sunny Side of the Doc

Sunny Side of the Doc now provides online resources every doc producer needs to understand what buyers want, create strategies for pitches + connect with potential partners – seize the $50 discount now!

SF Dance Film Festival Announces 2020 Lineup

Dance Film San Francisco

Dance Film SF announces programming for the 11th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival (SFDFF), 18-25 October, presented online at Marquee TV.

NEW PRODUCTIONS

Alla Zingara

ORF-Enterprise

Alla Zingara tells the story of music’s groundbreaking and uplifting power of the Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra and its extraordinary musicians.

Anna Netrebko stars as Tosca

C Major Entertainment

Soprano Anna Netrebko and her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, appeared in an outdoor, semi-staged production of “Tosca” in Naples in July 2020.

Callas vs. Tebaldi 27 September on Arte

3B-Produktion

Rivalry in Music – Callas vs. Tebaldi!

Catherine Ringer sings the Rita Mitsouko in 4K

Auditorium Films

Catherine Ringer sings the Rita Mitsouko, without an audience but for the pleasure of all at the Parc Floral de Paris.

Coppelia – a Christmas treat for the whole family!

Opus Arte

Starring the enchanting Marianela Nuñez + Vadim Muntagirov, the intricate choreography from 1954 by Ninette de Valois is set to Delibes’ delightful score.

Dudamel, Kissin & Vienna Philharmonic

Unitel

At Salzburg Festival Gustavo Dudamel leads a fulminant finale with the Vienna Philharmonic + exceptional Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin.

Furtwängler vs. Toscanini - 27 September on Arte

3B-Produktion

Rivalry in Music – Furtwängler vs. Toscanini!

Händel’s sexiest opera

EuroArts Music International

John Eliot Gardiner + the Monteverdi ensembles perform Händel’s “Semele“.

La Netrebko enchants Salzburg

Unitel

Star soprano Anna Netrebko + Yusif Eyvazov serve up Russian jewels in a concert gala dedicated to Russian repertoire.

Lang Lang Goldberg Variations: 12 September on 3Sat

3B-Produktion

Bach’s Goldberg Variations is one of the most demanding pieces a pianist can undertake. The pianist must show the listener who they are! This is what the film is about: who is Lang Lang?

Lang Lang – Finding the Inner Voice

C Major Entertainment

The Goldberg Variations are a demanding repertoire. Lang Lang invites you to an encounter with this colossus of music literature.

Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Accentus Music

The groundbreaking quartet was filmed at the place of its creation with Isabelle Faust, Jörg Widmann, Jean-Guihen Queyras, and Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

New Film: Carmen – Obsession in Isolation

Unitel

Bergen National Opera's New Film is a murder mystery set for our times.

Rokia Traoré live at the Unesco House

Auditorium Films

Rokia Traoré and her musicians go back to the origin of each work to put it back in its historical and artistic context.

Selah Sue at La Cigale, Paris 2020 in 4K

Auditorium Films

After the release five years ago of her last album “Reasons”, the singer is back with a new EP entitled “Bedroom” conceived during the confinement!

Shakespeare Globe's Hamlet

Opus Arte

Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Michelle Terry takes on the lead role in this new production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy.

Thielemann, Garanča & Vienna Philharmonic

Unitel

Christian Thielemann + the Vienna Philharmonic pay homage to Wagner + Bruckner at Salzburg Festival, joined by the brilliant Elina Garanča.

Three Dances

ORF-Enterprise

Three Dances is a documentary about three generations of ballet dancer boys studying classical ballet at the Hungarian Dance Academy.

World-class pianists at the Salzburg Festival

Unitel

Levit, Barenboim, Argerich, Schiff: The Who's Who of pianists gather in Salzburg this year and demonstrate their unique skills.

PRODUCTIONS IN THE MAKING

Grand Reopening Stadtcasino Basel

EuroArts Music International

After four years of construction work, the Stadtcasino Basel is ready to reopen with a carnival fantasy for Basler drums.

Magic Moments of Music

sounding images

Argerich, Netrebko, Karajan, Caballé: Four new episodes of the extensive documentary series available at the end of 2020!

LOOKING FOR COPRODUCTION

Seven Lives of Music

sounding images

A journey with the Kanneh-Masons: The documentary about cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his family goes into production.

AWARDS

Arctic dance film Fram tours festivals worldwide

Lumikinos Production

The dance film and documentary Fram is available for acquisition after its first successful year on the international film festival circuit.

Dance Short Cold Storage Sweeps Global Awards

Lumikinos Production

The award-winning dance short Cold Storage is available for licensing. The film has received 39 awards and 280+ film festival selections around the globe.

Opus Klassik Award for “The Miracle of Heliane”

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

The NAXOS AUDIOVISUAL / Deutsche Oper Berlin production of Korngold’s “The Miracle of Heliane” has been awarded the OPUS KLASSIK 2020 as Best Opera Recording.

Pentatone wins in two ICMA categories!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In an intimate ceremony + in keeping with the security regulations, the IMZ presented Pentatone + stars with two ICMAs at Theater an der Wien!

BEETHOVEN 2020

#bebeethoven festival in Bonn

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

PODIUM Esslingen opens a musical window to the future in a series of concerts and performances in Beethoven’s birthplace Bonn.

Beethoven Tour honoured with Red Dot Design Award

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

The BTHVN2020 information steles in Bonn have been awarded with the famous Red Dot Award, that recognizes unique design and outstanding creativity.

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