February 2024

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 2024: Three more Weeks to Curtain up

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In just three weeks, Berlin's Avant Première 2024 will showcase over 500 music and dance films. Attendees can expect exclusive screenings, star-studded events, and unique networking opportunities at the global performing arts fair.


Golden Prague Submissions open on 1 March

Czech Television

Golden Prague International Television Festival opens submissions for its 61st edition: showcasing the best in television arts worldwide.

Job: Marketing Manager STAGE+ (Deutsche Grammophon)

Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

Marketing Manager (all genders) – STAGE+ Communication & Curation – Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

New IMZ Member: Honens

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Founded in 1992 and based in Calgary, Canada, Honens promotes and fosters excellence in the art of piano performance, sparking and enhancing the public’s appreciation of the piano and piano music.

SF Dance Film Festival Call for Submissions

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

San Francisco Dance Film Festival announces 15th anniversary open call.

Submit your production for the International Emmy® Awards!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The deadline for the 52nd International Emmy Awards competition is 31 January 2024.

tanz:digital Watch-Explore-Connect

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V.

tanz:digital is the new online platform for dance and digital media in the German-speaking sphere. 18 January 2024 at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin

Tap Dancing Broadway Star Maurice Hines Dies at 80

Auditorium Films

Broadway dancer and actor Maurice Hines died on 29 December 2023 of natural causes at 80.

Voices of Dance - Podcast

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V.

The third season of the 'VOICES OF DANCE' podcast from Dachverband Tanz Deutschland is all about dance:digital.

Kendlingers BEST OF – live from the Festspielhaus

Da Capo Musikmarketing GmbH

Relive the magic of Kendlingers new music and join us at the Avant Première in Berlin for a preview of this beacon of timeless beauty.


20 years Walt Disney Hall – LA Phil & Dudamel

C Major Entertainment

An homage to Frank Genry, the architect of 20 years old Walt Disney Hall. With Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, H.E.R., Herbie Hancock.

A vibrant start to the year 2024

VBW International GmbH

On 17 January, "Candide" premiered in Halle E in the MuseumsQuartier, while "María de Buenos Aires" is currently rehearsing in the Kammeroper.

AI vs Human: The Creativity Experiment

ABC Commercial

From smartphones to driving cars, Artificial Intelligence is changing the world around us. But what about the world of art and creativity?

Alice Sara Ott & Friends

Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

Alice Sara Ott & Friends: Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time: a film by Andrew Staples.

Amadeus, Amadeus - Sound of Winter Salzburg

SCARLATTI Arts international

'Amadeus, Amadeus - Sound of Winter Salzburg' follows Anna's journey through DomQuartier, uncovering Mozart's treasures, guided by world-class artists.

André Heller's House Concerts - Hubert von Goisern

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

André Heller follows the Vienna salon tradition by hosting intimate house concerts. Enter singer-songwriter Hubert von Goisern.

Anne-Sophie Mutter: 60th Birthday With Friends

C Major Entertainment

Anne-Sophie Mutter celebrates her 60th birthday with a performance with her friends John Williams, Yefim Bronfman and others.

Bach : Concertos pour 1.2.3 violon(s)

Auditorium Films

Young Baroque violin prodigy Théotime Langlois de Swarte takes the helm of the Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal for the first time in an exceptional concert.

Ben Wendell - Sound of Light

Auditorium Films

Using specially created technology, Wendell and Godfrey explore the relationship between music, sound, light and movement in an complex performance.

Bryn Terfel & Friends: Songs of the Sea

Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

Bryn Terfel & Friends: Songs of the Sea - Acapela Studios, Pentyrch

Carmen - St. Margarethen Open Air Opera 2023

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

St. Margarethen Open Air Opera hosts 'Carmen', starring Lebanese-Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury as the titular character, directed by Arnaud Bernard.

Cayetano Soto: Peter I. Tschaikowski

EuroArts Music International

From the Oper Leipzig: A dance story about Tchaikovsky, illuminating the long-hidden moments of his life.

Dance of Life - Vienna State Opera Ballet Academy

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

Director Jennifer Rezny's year-long documentary follows students at the Vienna State Opera Ballet Academy.


Clasart Classic

In Daniel Catán’s magical opera, Ailyn Pérez stars as Brazilian opera diva who returns to her homeland to search for her lost lover.

Designing A Legacy

ABC Commercial

Part nostalgia, part history, part road trip and all passion – a three-part series about architecture and identity.

Die Fledermaus

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

A new production from Bayerische Staatsoper, featuring Diana Damrau and Georg Nigl, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski and staged by Barrie Kosky.

Entre Chiens et Louves by le Cirque Le Roux

Auditorium Films

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche strikes again with its new show.


Auditorium Films

A colorful, fresh, funny and groovy story: that of the group Funkindustry. In 2020, this up-and-coming band from Strasbourg discovered success in Japan.

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata

ABC Commercial

This breathtaking production by Opera Australia is performed with Sydney Harbour as the dazzling backdrop.

I Want To Hear Sounds I Haven’t Heard Yet

Czech Television

Every Czech is a musician. Which domestic names currently resonate among the world's top composers?

International Baroque Festival Melk Abbey 2023

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

A vision of the apocalypse and its aftermath, a musical hearing into themes of collapse, hope, and salvation through a multi-layered oratorio.

JAZZ FEVER – The Story of German Jazz

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Jazz Fever is based on interviews and recordings made since 2012 with German jazz legends Rolf Kühn, Max Greger, Hugo Strasser, Paul Kuhn and many more.

Kirill Petrenko conducts Sergei Rachmaninoff

Berlin Phil Media GmbH

The Berliner Philharmoniker in the “musical homeland” of their chief conductor.

Klaus Mäkelä – Towards the flame

EuroArts Music International

Get to know the magnetic conductor and cellist Klaus Mäkelä, through the lens of legendary filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon.

Mischa Maisky - A Man and his Cello

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This music film not only shows Maisky's outstanding playing, but also pays tribute to a personality that is unparalleled in classical music.

Peculiar by Ana Morales

Poorhouse International

Poorhouse International is making its first foray into Flamenco with a prestigious live recording of “Peculiar” by Ana Morales.


Clasart Classic

One of today’s most exhilarating talents, Lise Davidsen, takes the stage as the Marschallin in Strauss’s most popular opera.

Richard Wagner - LOHENGRIN / Umberto Giordano - FEDORA

Clasart Classic

Piotr Beczała thrilled audiences in Wagner’s grand romantic opera and Umberto Giordano’s verismo tragedy.

Semyon Bychkov

Czech Television

A documentary about one of the best conductors in the world, the man who is currently the chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic.

Sound of Winter - Amadeus, Amadeus

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

Follow Anna, played by Leopoldine Richards, on a musical journey through Mozart's legacy and her personal transformation over four Advent Sundays.

Terence Blanchard - CHAMPION

Clasart Classic

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Grammy Award-winning composer’s operatic retelling of the dramatic story of boxer Emile Griffith.

The Berliner Philharmoniker play Unsuk Chin

Berlin Phil Media GmbH

Highlights from a long and fruitful collaboration: Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings is releasing all of Unsuk Chin’s works performed by the orchestra in one edition.

The Soundtrack of Australia

ABC Commercial

A stunning sonic and visual odyssey exploring how sound is made, what messages it carries and how humans are harnessing its power.

The Way We Wore

ABC Commercial

A vibrant exploration of the fashion industry that reveals how clothes can provide insights into the evolution of a nation. Hosted by Celeste Barber.

Václav Kuneš

Czech Television

Václav Kuneš's journey from his dance beginnings through a stellar international career to "dance retirement".

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart DON GIOVANNI

Clasart Classic

Peter Mattei stars in the title role of the world’s most notorious lover in Ivo van Hove’s cinematic staging.


MMM | Grace Bumbry is Carmen

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Many have had great careers. Grace Bumbry's was more than that: it was significant - and "Carmen" was one of her greatest moments.


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