INDUSTRY NEWS
December 2017

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

Complete Screening Schedule is online!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

At Avant Première 2018 almost 70 international companies will present exclusive previews to more than 600 performing arts films, a volume and diversity that is unparalleled!

IMZ Member Session + General Assembly

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In order to foster a flourishing network and strong community, IMZ Members spend time mingling, connecting, exchanging and engaging. Join us on 21 November 2018!

Market Screenings at Avant Première 2018

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Market Screenings allow for a more comprehensive, more intense impression during a full-hour presentation. Check out what we have in store for you!

Pitch to the Broadcasters: One-on-One Expert Session

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Do you want to talk to the right people and benefit from the exclusive opportunity to pitch to international experts? Do you want valuable feedback from senior executives from leading broadcasting companies? Reserve your slot now!

Programme Highlight 2018 “Meet the North”

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The special focus gives participating “Northerners“ the opportunity to benefit from extensive visibility throughout the event while "Southerners" can enjoy networking and exchange possibilities with "the North" during a festive and rousing reception. Join us on 20 Feb 2018!

Programme Highlight 2018: “Innovation Day“

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

On 19 February we will place a special emphasis on innovative technologies for the Arts and on novel and imaginative approaches in arts + film production.

Screening Partner C Major Entertainment + UNITEL

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Learn more about the Avant Première Screening Partner C Major Entertainment + UNITEL.

Sujet Partner Telmondis Distribution

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Learn more about Avant Première Sujet Partner Telmondis Distribution

NEW IMZ MEMBERS

BTHVN2020

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ is happy to welcome BTHVN2020 as a new IMZ Member!

AWARDS

Eight ICMA Nominations for Accentus Music

Accentus Music

Nominated are 4 CDs and 4 DVDs in 5 different categories.

ICMA Finalists

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Heartfelt congratulations to all ICMA Finalists, we are especially cheering for all IMZ Members among them!

RUSLAN & LYUDMILA : DVD OF THE YEAR 2017

Bel Air Media

Glinka's "Ruslan and Lyudmila", staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov at the Bolshoi Theatre, awarded "DVD of the year 2017" by the Diapason d'Or!

Three prizes for “Einstein on the Beach”

Telmondis Distribution

"Einstein on the Beach" has received three prizes : “Diapason d’or”, “Choc Classica” and the "Critic's Prize" for the best audiovisual broadcast.

INDUSTRY NEWS + SPECIALS

Classic Arts Showcase Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Classic Arts Showcase

As North America’s most loved, most watched, and most important arts channel, Classic Arts Showcase is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Golden Prague 2018 - save the date

Czech Television

The 55th International Television Festival Golden Prague will be held from 19-22 September 2018 at the New Stage of the National Theatre.

Jazz Up Your Holidays

Auditorium Films

As a special introduction offer, Qwest TV is treating IMZ Newsletter subscribers to a promotional code to any Qwest TV subscription, from 1 month of Standard to 1 year of Premium.

SEMYON BYCHKOV: New Chief Conductor and Music Director at CZECH PHILHARMONIC

Czech Philharmonic

On 10 October 2018, Semyon Bychkov officially begins his appointment as Chief Conductor and Music Director of the 122 year old Czech Philharmonic.

NEW PRODUCTIONS

An Evening with Hans van Manen

Poorhouse International

Three pieces by Hans van Manen recorded at Montpellier Dance Festival 2017: Metaforen, Adagio Hammerklavier and Frank Bridge Variations.

Daniel Barenboim & Mariss Jansons

C Major Entertainment

Two exceptional artists, three reasons to rejoice: Not only do Daniel Barenboim and Mariss Jansons both celebrate a milestone birthday these days.

Django Memories

Paramax Films

Concert of Stochelo Rosenberg for the release of DJANGO for which he composed the original scores. FIlmed in the New Morning in 4K. 120', Paris, WW avail.

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

Riddle Films

Celebrate the holidays with the amazing story of how a group of Jewish songwriters wrote the soundtrack to Christmas!

Exclusive documentary film

RTV / TV Slovenija

Exclusive documentary film "2CELLOS 2FACES" premiered on TV SLO 2 channel on 15 November at 8 p.m. (CET)

Hedda Gabler

Bel Air Media

“I want for once in my life to have power to mould a human destiny.” - Hedda Gabler

Loud, Hard, Magical - Happy Birthday, Finland!

sounding images

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence, a filmic road trip through Finland’s music scene will be released in December.

My Classical Hit, new TV format

RTV / TV Slovenija

A new format of shows by TV Slovenia, My Classical Hit, aims at presenting classical music to all generations in a very special way.

Nijinsky - A ballet by John Neumeier

C Major Entertainment

„Nijinsky“ is the title of this „choreographic approach“ to a dance phenomenon that has been part of Neumeier‘s life ever since the beginning of his career.

Preljocaj in New York

Poorhouse International

Two ballets by Angelin Preljocaj recorded at the Montpellier Dance Festival 2017: Spectral Evidence and La Stravaganza.

The Groove of a Megacity - Cairo Jazzman

EuroArts Music International

A risky undertaking: Egyptian Jazz musician Amro Salah tries to organise the Cairo Jazz festival in a time of increasing social and political tensions.

To die for Verdi...

EuroArts Music International

Club 27 Gruppo Appassionati Verdiani - We love Verdi!

PRODUCTIONS IN THE MAKING

Bach: Mass in B minor / Royal Concertgebouw

C Major Entertainment

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s Christmas Matinee concert is something to look forward to every season.

ORCHESTRE DE PARIS/HARDING: THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS

Unitel

Daniel Harding conducts the Orchestre de Paris in Edward Elgar’s "The Dream of Gerontius", starring Magdalena Kožená, Andrew Staples and John Relyea.

Start of filming for “The Unanswered Ives”

Accentus Music

In co-production with WDR/Arte a new Accentus Music documentary portrays Charles Ives, America’s most famous “weekend composer”.

TOSCA @ SALZBURG EASTER FESTIVAL 2018

Unitel

Puccini’s Tosca starring Anja Harteros, Aleksandrs Antoņenko and Ludovic Tézier. Christian Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden.

TURANDOT @ TEATRO REGIO TORINO

Unitel

Gianandrea Noseda conducts the orchestra and chorus of the Teatro Regio Torino in Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece "Turandot", staged by Stefano Poda.

“ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG – WHO I AM” DOCUMENTARY

Unitel

A multifaceted, in depth portrait of a controversial musical genius of the 20th century, Arnold Schönberg, by Paolo Faroni and Christian Giuffrida.