New IMZ Board elected

The IMZ is proud to present its newly elected Board for 2017 – 2019, which consists of representatives of internationally acclaimed broadcasters, producers, distributors as well as educational institutions.

  • New IMZ Board  | Copyright: © IMZ

    New IMZ Board © IMZ

  • Board Election 2017-19 | Copyright: © IMZ

    Board Election 2017-19 © IMZ

The period of the previous IMZ Board (2014 – 2016) has come to an end and we would like to express our gratitude to all its members for their dedicated work and important support. The Board is elected for a period of 3 years, the current mandate goes until 2019.

We congratulate the IMZ Board Members and give a warm welcome to those new on board:
Stein-Roger Bull / NordicStories AS, Emelie De Jong / ARTE France, Yasuo Kobayashi / NHK – Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Tomas Motl / Czech Television, Francois Roussillon / Francois Roussillon et Associés, Barbara Willis-Sweete / Willis Sweete Productions, Robert Zimmermann / Berlin Phil Media

The new IMZ Directorate
President: Arild Erikstad / NRK - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
Vice-President: Jan Younghusband / BBC, Henk van der Meulen / Royal Conservatoire of The Hague
Treasurer: Bernd Hellthaler / EuroArts

Statement of the IMZ President
Arild Erikstad, re-elected president of the IMZ: “It is a great honour and privilege to be re-elected as president of the IMZ and I sincerly thank the IMZ Board Members for their trust. I look forward to dedicatedly working for and contributing to a sucessful future of the IMZ and its members."

The full IMZ Board:
1 Auboyneau Nicolas / France Télévisions, France
2 Bergmann Wolfgang / ARTE Deutschland TV, Germany
3 Bull Stein-Roger / NordicStories AS, Norway
4 De Jong Emelie / ARTE France, France
5 Duplat Francois / Bel Air Media, France
6 Erikstad Arild / NRK – Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Norway
7 Feuk Ditte / SVT – Swedish Television, Sweden
8 Gerdes Frank / ServusTV, Austria
9 Hellthaler Bernd / EuroArts Music International, Germany
10 Hieber Thomas / Unitel, Germany
11 Kobayashi Yasuo / NHK – Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Japan
12 Kruse Elmar / C Major Entertainment, Germany
13 Moritz Reiner / Poorhouse International, United Kingdom
14 Morlière Denis / Telmondis Distribution, France
15 Motl Tomas Czech / Television, Czech Republic
16 Pateman Ben / Opus Arte / Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, United Kingdom
17 Raths Katja / Clasart Classic, Germany
18 Roussillon François / François Roussillon et Associés, France
19 Traxl Martin / ORF – Österreichischer Rundfunk, Austria
20 van der Meulen Henk / Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, Netherlands
21 Walker John / THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, USA
22 Willis-Sweete Barbara / Willis Sweete Production, Canada
23 Younghusband Jan / BBC Music Television, United Kingdom
24 Zimmermann Robert / Berlin Phil Media, Germany



Lang Lang - New York Rhapsody

C Major Entertainment

Lang Lang‘s “New York Rhapsody” is a love letter to the city he considers his adoptive home, set to the music that helped make this city so famous...

The Life and Death of Walter Benjamin

Poorhouse International

A documentary to go with the opera “Benjamin, Dernière Nuit” by Michel Tabachnik recorded at Lyon Opera in March.


IMZ International Music + Media Centre

For the 4th time the IMZ brought together professionals with a cultural business background for this year’s Academy edition ‘Dance in the Digital World’.

Grigory Sokolov: A Conversation That Never Was

EuroArts Music International

A very rare documentary about the more than shy genius pianist.


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