INDUSTRY NEWS
January 2018

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.


MEET US AT AVANT PREMIÈRE 2018!

Autumn Sonata by Sebastian Fagerlund

YLE – The Finnish Broadcasting Company

Market Screening "Autumn Sonata" at Avant Première 2018: Tuesday 20 February 2018,13:30 - 14:30 at Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz, Screening Hall.

Avant Première Talk: 'Real Virtual Concert Hall'

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

The Avant Première Talk is presented by the Beethoven Anniversary Society in the course of the Programme Focus "Innovation Day".

Mingle with Anna&Paul at Avant Première!

Anna&Paul Film&TV AB

Get your funk on and let’s dance in the new year 2018! We’ll be Staying Alive while presenting Discofoot by Swedish production company Anna&Paul.

“Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas has heft and beauty“

Riddle Films

Canada's Globe & Mail says Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas "...has heft and beauty," and anyone attending Avant Première can see it at its market screening!

PRODUCTIONS IN THE MAKING

ANDREA CHÉNIER @ BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER, MUNICH

Unitel

Jonas Kaufmann & Anja Harteros star in Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, staged by Philipp Stölzl. Marco Armiliato conducts the Bayerisches Staatsorchester.

Going for the impossible - Mirga

EuroArts Music International

Combining the dynamism of youth and a profundity beyond her years, conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is a creative and technical force.

JAKUB HRUSA CONTINUES THE MARTINU-CYCLE

Unitel

Following in the footsteps of his mentor JiRí BElohlávek, Jakub Hrusa and the Czech Philharmonic continue the Martinu-Cycle with Symphonies No. 3 & 6.

LE COMTE ORY @ OPÉRA COMIQUE, PARIS

Unitel

Louis Langrée conducts the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées in Gioachino Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, starring Philippe Talbot, Julie Fuchs and Gaëlle Arquez.

LEONARD BERNSTEIN’S MASS @ PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS

Unitel

Wayne Marshall conducts the Orchestre de Paris and Jubilant Sykes in Leonard Bernstein’s MASS – A theatre piece for singers, players and dancers.

Luther - An Oratorio

Arthaus Musik

The first VFX-Oratorio composed by Oscar Strasnoy after the libretto by Christoph Hein which is devoted to the life and work of Martin Luther.

Pianomania!

EuroArts Music International

Live Streaming from the Grand Auditorium at Gulbenkian Foundation.

Radio Orpheus revives the heritage

RGMC – Russian State Music TV & Radio Centre

Radio Orpheus revives the heritage of Russian composers: 2017 was a year of Alexander Mossolov, 2018 will be a year of Leonid Polovinkin.

Silly Wutfänger - Live in concert

Arthaus Musik

The grand finale of the „Wrath catcher“ tour through Germany with an unique listening experience due to the Dolby Atmos mixture.

SAVE THE DATES

2018: The European Year of Cultural Heritage

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 kicks off

Paris Opera 17/18 season marked by big events!

Telmondis Distribution

A new season marked by lyrical, choreographic and musical big events: Don Carlos, Tchaikovsky Cycle, La Bohème, Play, Boris Godunov and Don Pasquale.

AWARDS

Awards for A Swan Lake

3 minutes West

3 minutes West / NRK / Norwegian National Opera & Ballet's production of Alexander Ekman's A Swan Lake continues to win awards.

Glyndebourne Opera Cup culminates in March 2018

Glyndebourne Productions Limited

Glyndebourne's new international singing competition crowns its first winner in March 2018.

ICMA Award for Beethoven CD Box

Accentus Music

“Best Collection” ICMA award for the CD Box with all Beethoven Symphonies under the baton of Herbert Blomstedt.

OSI and Markus Poschner are winners at the ICMA!

RSI – Radiotelevisione Svizzera

Rereading Brahms persuades the international jury Great excitement and pride for the OSI musicians and staff

The IMZ congratulates all ICMA Winners!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

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

CALLS + COMPETITIONS

Golden Prague 2018 - call for submissions

Czech Television

You may submit your film from 1 April 2018 at www.festivalgoldenprague.cz

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Call for Entries

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

SFDFF invites filmmakers, choreographers, dance & video artists, producers, distributors and broadcasters to submit dance-based films.

The 46th International Emmy® Awards Competition: Call for Entries

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The 46th International Emmy® Awards Competition calls for entries. The competion is open until 16 February 2018!

NEW IMZ MEMBERS

3 minutes West

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

A warm welcome to new IMZ Member 3 minutes West!

DR Danish National Symphony Orchestra & Choirs

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ is happy to welcome DR Danish National Symphony Orchestra & Choirs as a new member in our midst!

Eagle Rock Entertainment

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ is happy to welcome Eagle Rock Entertainment as a new IMZ Member!

IMZ ACADEMY 2018

IMZ Academy 2018 “Re-Imagining Orchestra for the Digital Age“

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Orchestras face particular and pressing challenges in a continually growing digital realm. The decline in the coverage of orchestral concerts in conventional media together with the need to reach and engage new audiences calls for new thinking and new strategies.

IMZ Academy Session on Innovative Technologies for the Arts

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

This IMZ Academy Session focuses on innovative technologies in performing arts film production with an emphasis on 360° experiences and will take place during Avant Première on 19 Feb 2018.

IMZ Academy Session “Brand, Media + Technology - How Emotions shape you brand“

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Brands are driving the value of products in all industries, which also holds true for music and media. This is why the IMZ Academy together with the Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute examine the implications for music + media producers.

NEW PRODUCTIONS

Alicia Keys at Baloise Session

C Major Entertainment

You can never get enough of superstar Alicia Keys. That was the case even at the start of her career, when she sold 300.000 copies within one week.

Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester

Accentus Music

Accentus Music celebrates the Gewandhausorchester’s 275th anniversary and Andris Nelsons as its new Music Director.

Baroque Treasures 2018

ORF-Enterprise

Easter Concert performed by the Vienna Bach Consort.

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Mariss Jansons

Clasart Classic

Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir perform Mozart's Requiem.

Betroffenheit - Crystal Pite

3 minutes West

This genre-defying, award-winning production stunned critics and audiences. Commissioned by the BBC, recorded at Sadler's Wells.

Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette

Clasart Classic

The electrifying team of Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo reunited for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play.

Classics Remastered

Clasart Classic

Three landmark recordings of classical music starring Vladimir Horowitz, Glenn Gould and Mstistlav Rostropovich have been brilliantly remastered.

Discofoot!

Anna&Paul Film&TV AB

By combining football and dance, Discofoot! is an all-inclusive, experimental project targeting both football and dance lovers.

International Baroque Days 2018

ORF-Enterprise

Musical highlights at the Austrian town Melk.

Joseph Haydn’s “The Seasons”

ORF-Enterprise

Joseph Haydn’s “The Seasons”.

Joyce DiDonato enchanting the Philharmonie Berlin

EuroArts Music International

Joyce DiDonato as star guest at Sir Simon's last Gala from Berlin as the BPO’s chief conductor.

Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin

Clasart Classic

A top-notch all-American cast stars in Robert Lepage's vivid new production of Saariaho’s contemporary gem.

Lucas Debargue - To the Music

C Major Entertainment

For a year, the film follows the pianist Lucas Debargue through his encounters, his discoveries and his quest for music.

Of Vineyards and Shoeboxes (WT)

Accentus Music

Accentus Music has started filming for a new documentary project about the world’s most sought-after acousticians and their concert hall projects.

Popical: Ane Brun and the Gothenburg Symphony

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

A long-awaited meeting between Ane Brun, Gothenburg Symphony and conductor Hans Ek.

RCO - Daniele Gatti & Janine Jansen

C Major Entertainment

Chief conductor Daniele Gatti and violinist Janine Jansen unite in Max Bruch’s First Violin Concerto, a warm-blooded work which fits Jansen like a glove.

Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier

Clasart Classic

Renée Fleming’s and Elīna Garanča’s last performances in two of their signature roles.

Shostakovich Symphony No 12, “The Year 1917” conducted by Rouvali

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

A grand monument of a violent epoch - Shostakovich Symphony No 12, “The Year 1917” conducted by Rouvali.

Symphony for Radio

RGMC – Russian State Music TV & Radio Centre

Russian conductor and composer Anton Lubchenko dedicated a symphony to the classical music radio station "Orpheus".

THE FEELING OF GOING – DANCE-OPERA-POP CROSSOVER

3 minutes West

A magical cross-genre production from Skånes Dansteater at Malmö Opera. Music by award-winning recording artist, Jónsi, featuring pop star Moto Boy.

to a simple, rock 'n' roll...song

3 minutes West

A triple bill by dance icon Michael Clark. A blend of ballet and contemporary dance to music by Satie, Patti Smith and David Bowie. A BBC commission.

AVANT PREMIÈRE MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN FROM 17-21 FEB: FULL PROGRAMME ONLINE!

Avant Première - EFM Screenings

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin continues to expand its cooperation with the EFM European Film Market, the business section of Berlin International Film Festival which is attended by almost 10,000 visitors and 1,500 buyers per year.

Avant Première Market Screenings

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Market Screenings allow for a more comprehensive, more intense impression during a full-hour presentation. Check out which companies and productions are awaiting you.

Avant Première Opening Celebrations on 17 + 18 Feb

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Join us and international experts in the performing arts films industry together with renowned stars for two nights of beneficial networking + exclusive celebrations!

Avant Première Screenings

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Avant Première 2018 sets new records: 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!

Avant Première Special Screenings

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Special Screenings take place in a festive environment in the evening together with a glamorous reception and the music + dance stars of the production. In short: evenings to remember! Join when the pilot episode of Joy Denalane's quest for musical answers "Sound-Treck Europe" will be presented and world-famous opera singer Elīna Garanča will personally be present to showcase her documentary "Hide and Seek. Elīna Garanča".

Broadcaster Lightning Talks

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Know what major buyers need! Representatives from international broadcasting companies present their future programming strategies.

Get an overview with the Avant Première Timetable

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Check out what is awaiting you on five exciting days of Screenings, cutting-edge Conference Programme + rousing Networking Events!

IMZ Member Session + General Assembly at Avant Première

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

IMZ Members are invited to connect + exchange and to give us their thoughts + feedback. Join us on 21 February for the IMZ General Assembly and the IMZ Networking Session while we treat you to a delicious lunch!

Interactive Participant List

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Do you want to know who you'll meet at Avant Première? The participant list for 2018 is online!

Join us at Avant Première from 17-21 February 2018!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Be there when the international performing arts film industry meets! Online Registration is only open until 5 Feb! And bear in mind: IMZ Members and EFM participants benefit from special ticket rates!

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?

Special Focus 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.

Special Focus 2018 “Meet the North“

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Avant Première 2018 shines a spotlight on Scandinavian and Baltic companies and allows Nordic market players active at the intersection of film and performing arts to present themselves during a rousing reception.

Special Presentations

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The Avant Première Special Presentations shine a special spotlight on companies, solution, ideas, initiatives, products or productions.