IMZ Academy: “Going Live - Challenges and Opportunities” from 20-21 September

In response to emerging trends, this upcoming IMZ Academy edition explores how music + dance performances can best approach “going live” from strategic, editorial, artistic, practical and technological perspectives.

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The IMZ Academy “Going Live – Challenges and Opportunities” will take place from 20-21 September in the course of the International Television Festival Golden Prague. This IMZ Academy is specifically designed for performing arts institutions or festivals that want to grow their audiences by going live on screens.

Whether you consider setting up a live cinema relay, plan to make an online live stream or just try out Facebook Live for a special event – Find out what "Live" can do for your performance! The IMZ Academy helps you define the key factors for your individual strategy.

Join us for best practice and fresh insights through real-life case studies:

• Peter Maniura, IMZ Academy Director and Head of Digital Development at BBC Music, assesses the expansion of live relays over the years with the example of the BBC, and evaluates the role of social media for “going live”.

• Hervé Boissière, Founder and CEO at, portrays the media partnership between the Verbier Festival and the online platform as they celebrate 10 years of “going live” together.

• John Kieser, Executive Vice President + Provost at New World Symphony, considers the impact of live relays on artists and recommends appropriate training strategies.

• Peter Stewart, Digital + Social Media Producer at BBC, Author of “The Live-Streaming Handbook”, shares his extensive and multi-faceted experience with live-streaming and provides practical advice.

Reserve your place now and benefit from attractive Early Bird Rates as well as special rates for IMZ Members!



Salome from the Salzburg Festival

ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation

Leading Team Franz Welser-Möst and Romeo Castelucci present their version of the dance of the seven veils.

Ebo Taylor in New Morning, Paris

Paramax Films

Ebo Taylor is going to play at the New Morning, in Paris, France.

Chick Corea, Christian McBride at Malta Jazz 2018

Paramax Films

We are going to film Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Bokante at Malta Jazz 2018 in July 2018.

Lalah Hathaway, House of the Gipsies SingJazz 2018

Paramax Films

We just filmed Lalah Hathaway and House of the Gipsies (former Gipsy Kings with Indian musicians) during the last edition of Sing Jazz 2018 in 4K HDR.


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