New IMZ Board elected

The IMZ is proud to present its newly elected Board for 2020-22, which consists of representatives of internationally acclaimed broadcasters, producers, distributors as well as educational institutions.

  • New IMZ Board | Copyright: © Petr Cepela

    New IMZ Board © Petr Cepela

The period of the previous IMZ Board (2017-19) 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 2022. We congratulate the IMZ Board Members and give a warm welcome to those new on board!

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 sincerely thank the IMZ Board Members for their trust. I look forward to dedicatedly working together with the IMZ Board, the IMZ Directorate and all IMZ Members for and contributing to a successful future of the IMZ."

President: Arild Erikstad / NRK – Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (Norway)
Vice-President: Frank Gerdes / ServusTV (Austria)
Vice-President: Yasuko Kobayashi / NHK – Japan Broadcasting Corporation (Japan)
Vice-President: François Roussillon / François Roussillon et Associés (France)
Treasurer: Bernd Hellthaler / EuroArts Music International (Germany)
Legal Counsel: Franz Patay / VBW International (Austria)
Secretary General: Katharina Jeschke / IMZ International Music + Media Centre (Austria)

1 Wolfgang Bergmann / ARTE Deutschland TV (Germany)
2 Ernst Buchrucker / Unitel (Germany)
3 Paul Bullock / BBC Studios, Entertainment and Music, Wales (United Kingdom)
4 Daniel Celarec / RTV Slovenija (Slovenia)
5 Jason Charters / Riddle Films (Canada)
6 Emelie De Jong / ARTE France (France)
7 Tobias Feilen / ZDF – Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Germany)
8 Ditte Feuk / SVT – Swedish Television (Sweden)
9 Elmar Kruse / C Major Entertainment (Germany)
10 Rita Lombardi / RAI COM (Italy)
11 Reiner Moritz / Poorhouse International (United Kingdom)
12 Christian Mößner / Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany)
13 Tomas Motl / Czech Television (Czech Republic)
14 Bill O’Donnell / THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET (United States)
15 Antoine Perset / Telmondis Distribution (France)
16 Martin Traxl / ORF – Österreichischer Rundfunk (Austria)
17 Henk van der Meulen / Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (Netherlands)
18 Maria Willer / 3B-Produktion – Büro für bewegtes Bild (Germany)
19 Jan Younghusband / BBC Music (United Kingdom)

The IMZ Executive Board will be formally presented in the IMZ General Assembly on 26 February 2020



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