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Walter Murch

Walter Murch

Walter Murch is a editor, sound mixer, writer and director.

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Walter Murch

Lifetime Achievement Award 2022

Jay Ahern

Jay Ahern

Jay Ahern's career has taken in roles and collaborations including PIAS, Domino Recording Company, Beatport, Native Instruments and LANDR, working behind the scenes across the entire value chain of the music industry on multiple continents.

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Jay Ahern

Director of Music Industry

Lika Alekseeva

Lika Alekseeva

She has studied film directing in Moscow and at La Femis. Her first feature film PARALLEL LINES MEET AT INFINITY screened at BIFF in 2015.

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Lika Alekseeva

Director

Christian Alvart

Christian Alvart

CHRISTIAN ALVART is CEO, Director and Producer at Syrreal Entertainment.

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Christian Alvart

Director and Producer

Michael P. Aust

Michael P. Aust

Business graduate (Dipl.-Kfm.) Michael P. Aust is a German curator, organiser of cultural events and film producer born in 1965.

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Michael P. Aust

Festivaldirector SoundTrack_Cologne and Producer TelevisorTroika GmbH

Ádám Balázs

Ádám Balázs

To date, Ádám Balázs scored sixty films, including Ildikó Enyedi’s Cannes Competition contender "Story of My Wife" and her Golden Bear winning and Academy Award nominated “On Body and Soul”.

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Ádám Balázs

Film composer

Marcel Barsotti

Marcel Barsotti

Award winner Marcel Barsotti is a Swiss film- & advertising composer.

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Marcel Barsotti

ETC Jury President, Composer

Stefan Behrisch

Stefan Behrisch

Prof. Stefan Behrisch, 1971 in Köln geboren, studierte zunächst Mathematik, dann Gitarre, Klavier, Komposition und Arrangement. Er ist als Komponist, Arrangeur, Dirigent und Musikproduzent weltweit aktiv.

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Stefan Behrisch

Composer, Conductor, Music Producer

Richard Bellis

Richard Bellis

Richard Bellis is an Emmy award-winning composer

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Richard Bellis

Composer

Stephan Benn

Stephan Benn

Stephan Benn, geboren in Bergisch Gladbach, aufgewachsen in Hamburg, studierte Rechtswissenschaften in Osnabrück und Paris, wohnt bei Köln.

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Stephan Benn

Lawyer

Dagmar Blume-Niehage

Dagmar Blume-Niehage

Dagmar was a speaker at the very first Soundtrack_Cologne and subsequently helped the Congress to develop and to grow as Project Manager. She is also Producer/Owner of the Cologne-based production company dagstar*film.

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Dagmar Blume-Niehage

Film Producer

Helge Borgarts

Helge Borgarts

Helge Borgarts is a freelance composer and producer. He is programme manager for games music at SoundTrack_Cologne. His references include work for the developers Crytek, Deck13, Spitfire Audio, Steinberg, Stratotainment and phenomedia.

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Helge Borgarts

Video Game Composer

Brad Derrick

Brad Derrick

Brad Derrick always wanted to be a rockstar, but accidentally ended up with an even better gig: Video Game Composer.

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Brad Derrick

Video Game Composer

Florencia Di Concilio

Florencia Di Concilio

Hailed by the international press, Florencia Di Concilio is one of the most prolific and versatile artists of the new generation of music composers, whether classical, film or electronic. Florencia Di Concilio composed the original score for Les Années Super 8, an intimate tale by Annie Ernaux directed by her son David, and Les Cinq Diables, by Léa Mysius, with Adèle Exarchopoulos and Daphné Patakia, both selected for Cannes’ 2022 Directors’ Fortnight.

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Florencia Di Concilio

Film Composer

Vanessa Donelly

Vanessa Donelly

Vanessa Donelly is a German film & musical composer known for the film THE ANGEL IN THE WALL.

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Vanessa Donelly

Film Composer

Stefan Döring

Stefan Döring

Stefan Döring is a musician and composer of many soundtracks for cinema and TV.

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Stefan Döring

Musician and Composer

Marc du Moulin

Marc du Moulin

Marc du Moulin is Secretary General at the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA), a network of more than 56 organisations working together to defend and promote the rights of composers and songwriters in Europe.

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Marc du Moulin

ECSA Secretary General

Dr. Yati Durant

Dr. Yati Durant

Dr. Yati Durant is a U.S. born composer, lecturer, trumpeter and conductor.  He is head of AcadeMeet (formerly EEAMS) at SoundTrack_Cologne and IMMSANE.

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Dr. Yati Durant

Composer, Lecturer, Musician

Larry Dvoskin

Larry Dvoskin

Mr. Dvoskin is an entrepreneur, Grammy- nominated producer, Songwriter, tech advisor, #1 Amazon author, NYU professor.

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Larry Dvoskin

Music Producer, Songwriter & Professor, NFT-pundit

Jon Ekstrand

Jon Ekstrand

Jon Ekstrand is a Stockholm based Swedish film composer and artist. He began his career under the mentorship of acclaimed sound designer Owe Svensson, where he sharpened his skills at understanding the power of sound and its dramaturgic importance.

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Jon Ekstrand

Film composer & artist

André Feldhaus

André Feldhaus

André Feldhaus is a composer and has already composed the music for more than 120 television and cinema productions, for example for "4 Könige", "Die Hände meiner Mutter", "Nordstrand", or "Tatort".

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André Feldhaus

Film Music Composer

Milena Fessmann

Milena Fessmann

Milena Fessmann is a musicsupervisor, radio host, producer and DJ.

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Milena Fessmann

Music Supervisor, Radio host, Producer, DJ

Max Filges

Max Filges

Max Filges is a film composer and musician from Hamburg.

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Max Filges

Film composer and musician

Giorgio Giampa

Giorgio Giampa

Giorgio Giampà is an award winning film music composer who recently won the Best Score Award at Canneseries 2021 for the Sky Studios produced Tv Series “Christian”.

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Giorgio Giampa

Film Music Composer

Alina Gordienco

Alina Gordienco

Alina is a music video director and producer, with over 15 years experience in art management and curatorship. She directed the music videos for Digital 21 + Stefan Olsdal (Placebo), The Penelopes and Nathalie Baye, Isabelle Adjani, etc.

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Alina Gordienco

Video director and producer

Marc Grittke

Marc Grittke

Head of Music Reporting Support, GEMA Berlin

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Marc Grittke

GEMA

John Groves

John Groves

John Groves is a British composer, musician and producer. He is also a specialist in the use of sound and music in advertising. He is best known for his memorable jingles and advertising songs.

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John Groves

Composer

Martin Häne

Martin Häne

Martin Haene is a Publisher of several music library labels including Nuvotone, consisting of 3 labels and distributed globally by market leader Universal / UPPM, and Catapult, distributed individually per territory.

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Martin Häne

Music Publisher

Jesper Hansen

Jesper Hansen



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Jesper Hansen

Composer

Mounir Hathout

Mounir Hathout

As a Music Supervisor at sound production agency Sonhouse (Brussels, Belgium), Mounir mixes and matches artists and musicians with directors and producers.

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Mounir Hathout

Music Supervisor

Marie Havemann

Marie Havemann

Marie Havemann is the Senior Audio Designer and additional composer of Albion Online and also a Freelance Composer and Sound Designer working closely with several Indie Companies.

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Marie Havemann

Video Game Composer

Hanna Heimann

Hanna Heimann

After finishing a History BA, she now studies Screenwriting at the University of Television and Film in Munich.

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Hanna Heimann

Director

Richard Jacques

Richard Jacques

Classically trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Richard Jacques is a multi award-winning, BAFTA and IVOR NOVELLO nominated composer of film, television and video games.

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Richard Jacques

Video Game Composer

Ralf Kemper

Ralf Kemper

Worked 25 year as a Composer for the Adverting Industry around the world (over 1000 international TV spots).

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Ralf Kemper

Composer, Producer

Bernd Keul

Bernd Keul

Bernd Keul is a live musician, composer and producer who has more than 30 years of work experience in the field of computer music production. He focuses on world music concerts and hybrid instruments and his works have been performed in theatres.

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Bernd Keul

Musician, Composer and Producer

Imogen Kimmel

Imogen Kimmel

Imogen Kimmel works as a director for cinema and television and has directed more than a dozen feature films and two series for German television.

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Imogen Kimmel

Director

Jens Kindermann

Jens Kindermann

Member of GEMA since 1996. In charge of audiovisual productions, sound files, monitoring and production rights.

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Jens Kindermann

GEMA

Andreas Kirnberger

Andreas Kirnberger

Andreas Kirnberger is an independent music producer / supervisor, publisher and stage play developer based in Munich, Germany.

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Andreas Kirnberger

Music Producer, Supervisor & Publisher

Johannes Klein

Johannes Klein

Curator and film program manager of In–Edit International Music Documentary Festival since 2007, the most important music documentary film festival that started in Barcelona. He is also one of the music documentary curators at See The Sound.

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Johannes Klein

Curator, Film Program Manager

Lucie Králová

Lucie Králová

MgA. Lucie Kralova, Ph.D. is acclaimed Czech film director, scriptwriter and lecturer at FAMU Prague. Her docs, often produced on 16mm film, were screened at many international film festivals and received number of awards.

Lucie Králová

Director

Barbara Krämer

Barbara Krämer

Barbara Krämer is head of publishing at Bavaria Sonor music publisher.

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Barbara Krämer

Bavaria Sonor music publisher

Cornelia Köhler

Cornelia Köhler

Cornelia Köhler has been working in the media industry since 2000, first as a producer, later as an independent script-writer for cinema, TV formats and stage.

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Cornelia Köhler

Producer, Author

Dr. Anselm Kreuzer

Dr. Anselm Kreuzer

Dr. Anselm Kreuzer is a proven specialist for TV title music, station IDs, soundtracks for series and TV drama as well as music for new media and advertising. He sets soundtracks for series like "In aller Freundschaft" and "Rosenheim-Cops".

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Dr. Anselm Kreuzer

Composer

Thom Kubli

Thom Kubli

Thom Kubli works as a composer and artist in Berlin.

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Thom Kubli

Artist, Author and Composer

Jan-Paul Laarmann

Jan-Paul Laarmann

Jan-Paul Laarmann`s professional mission is the promotion of creative industries in Cologne.

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Jan-Paul Laarmann

Economic development agency of Cologne

Justin Michael La Vallee

Justin Michael La Vallee

Justin Michael La Vallee is a film composer and co-founder of Freque.

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Justin Michael La Vallee

Composer and founder of Freque

Hanna Sophie Lüke

Hanna Sophie Lüke

Hanna Sophie Lüke is a composer, music journalist (M.A.) and presenter for science and music.

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Hanna Sophie Lüke

Composer, Music Journalist, Presenter

Henning Marquaß

Henning Marquaß

Studies directing/ screenwriting at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. His final film "The Dissect" was shown on international festivals. Since 2010 he is a freelancing editor, writer and director for TV, children's content and film.

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Henning Marquaß

Editor

Alessandro Melazzini

Alessandro Melazzini

Alessandro Melazzini is an Italian-German documentary filmmaker. Born in Sondrio (Italy) and living in Munich, he graduated in Political Economics in Milan and in Philosophy at Heidelberg University.

Alessandro Melazzini

Director, Producer, Journalist

Maxi Menot

Maxi Menot

Maxi Menot studied classical music, composition and music production in Frankfurt, Barcelona and Mannheim and has since been working as a composer and producer with various projects in the field of film music as well as artist productions and album recordings. She is also a co-founder of the Female Composers Collective TRACK15 and runs her own publishing Edition B+, with which she focuses primarily on female artists and music for film. She has also received many scholarships for her music.

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Maxi Menot

Composer, Film Producer

Carina Mergens

Carina Mergens

Editor for Documentary Features

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Carina Mergens

Editor

Micki Meuser

Micki Meuser

Micki Meuser is a film composer and music producer who has written the music for over 60 films, including international films with Daniel Craig and Kirsten Dunst. He is chairman of DEFKOM and a member of the supervisory board of GEMA.

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Micki Meuser

Composer and Music Producer

Thomas Mikusz

Thomas Mikusz

Thomas Mikusz was born in Vienna, but now lives in Los Angeles. He is a team member at White Bear PR, part of the management team of The Alliance for Women Film Composers and a member of the TV Academy and the World Soundtrack Academy.

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Thomas Mikusz

White Bear PR

Neeltje Mooring

Neeltje Mooring

Since 2007, Neeltje Mooring runs her own company SOLID as a rock and operates internationally as an independent publisher (in collaboration with BMG Rights), sync agent and music supervisor.

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Neeltje Mooring

Music Consultant

Jan Müller

Jan Müller

Responsible for the further development of the GEMA online portal with a focus on the area for GEMA members, contact person for the tool "My setlists" as well as for music sequences/setlists and their access and processing.

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Jan Müller

GEMA

Hesham Nazih

Hesham Nazih

Hesham Nazih is an Egyptian composer best known for his distinguished style that interweaves authentic melodies with contemporary music. Nazih has built a 20+ year artistic career and has under his belt more than 40 award-winning soundtracks.

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Hesham Nazih

Film Music Composer

Moa Nilsson

Moa Nilsson

Moa Nilsson is a Swedish actress, dancer, singer and activist. In her work we often get to meet her versatile way of portraying our existence in roles and characters.

Moa Nilsson

Actress, Dancer, Singer & Activist

Flemming Nordkrog

Flemming Nordkrog

Flemming Nordkrog is a Danish composer based in France.  Winner of HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award and winner of the Danish Award Carl Prisen 2021 for his score for Mathias Mariani's ‘Shine your Eyes’.

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Flemming Nordkrog

Film composer

John Ottman

John Ottman

John Ottman is one of the most unique creatives in the film industry, holding dual distinctions a major film composer and a BAFTA and Oscar winning film editor, and was also nominated for an Emmy for his score to the 1998 “Fantasy Island” remake.

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John Ottman

Film Composer & Editor

Burak Özgen

Burak Özgen

Burak Özgen is General Counsel at GESAC, which through its 32 members represents more than 1 million creators in EU/EEA in the process of European law and policy making.

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Burak Özgen

GESAC General Counsel

Martina Plura

Martina Plura

Martina was born 12 December 1985, 12 minutes after her twin sister Monika. Growing up in the little town Neuwied, the twins started filming at the age of 11. They shot horror films. About 70 films of various genres followed up to the Abitur. And Martina quickly realized that directing is her absolute passion. After graduating from high school, internships and jobs in various cinema and TV productions. From winter semester 07/08 he studied "Media Arts" at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.

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Martina Plura

Film Director

Corinna Poeszus

Corinna Poeszus

Corinna C. Poeszus is a senior business executive with over 30 years experience in the music, digital media & film production, advertising and tv entertainment industries driven by the power of passion and an open mind to think outside the box.

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Corinna Poeszus

Mediaconsulting4u

Franziska Pohlmann

Franziska Pohlmann

As director and composer, Franziska Pohlmann is working for various TV- and cinema formats.

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Franziska Pohlmann

Composer

Sasha Prokopenko

Sasha Prokopenko

Sasha Prokopenko is a programmer, film curator and translator based in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Sasha Prokopenko

Programmer, Film Curator and Translator

Jonas Rothe

Jonas Rothe

Jonas Rothe is the founder and CEO of TimeRide GmbH.

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Jonas Rothe

CEO & Founder of TimeRide

Sanna Salmenkallio

Sanna Salmenkallio

Sanna Salmenkallio is one of the most experienced film composers in Finland. She has composed the score for more than 30 films, mostly artistically ambitious documentary features.

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Sanna Salmenkallio

Film composer

Christoph Schauer

Christoph Schauer

Christoph Schauer is a musician, songwriter, film music producer and video artist who lives and works in Berlin.

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Christoph Schauer

Musician, Songwriter, Film Music producer and video artist

Frank Scheffer

Frank Scheffer

Documentary maker and experimental filmmaker

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Frank Scheffer

Director, documentary maker and film maker

Patrick M. Schmitz

Patrick M. Schmitz

After studying classical music and film scoring, Patrick began composing for industry films and documentaries.

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Patrick M. Schmitz

Composer, lecturer

Ralf Schulze

Ralf Schulze

Ralf Schulze is Music Publisher and Festival director of UNERHÖRT! Hamburg

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Ralf Schulze

Music Publisher, Festival Director

Tim Spreng

Tim Spreng

Tim Spreng is an award winning filmmaker and producer. His latest feature music documentary We Intend To Cause Havoc (Warsaw IFF 2019, Rotterdam IFF 2020, DOKfest Munich 2020) displays the rediscovery of Jagari Chanda.

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Tim Spreng

Filmmaker & Producer

Cassis B Staudt

Cassis B Staudt

Lured to New York by Jim Jarmusch, Cassis B Staudt grew into a role producing the Palme d’or winner Coffee and Cigarettes featuring Iggy Pop and Tom Waits. As a composer of film music, she provided the concept and theme music for the Oscar-nominated documentary Ferry Tales. Following music studies at the Hamburg State University and Juilliard, Cassis B is now a regular visiting scholar at European and American universities.

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Cassis B Staudt

Composer

Josef Steinbüchel

Josef Steinbüchel

Works as Sound Supervisor and Sound Designer for Feature Film, Television and Commercials.

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Josef Steinbüchel

Sound Supervisor & Sound Designer

Gaby Steiner

Gaby Steiner

Gaby Steiner ist freischaffende Videoeditorin für das Schweizer Fernsehen und verschiedene Produktionsfirmen in Berlin und in Zürich. Sie hat einen BA in angewandter Linguistik und Filmanalyse und war danach Schnittassistentin bei Georg Janett.

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Gaby Steiner

Editor

Dennis Stormer

Dennis Stormer

Dennis Stormer is treating the transition of adolescence in most of his films. His filmmaking is wild, non dogmatic and explorative and follows the ‘Intuition Wave’.

Dennis Stormer

Director

Therese Strasser

Therese Strasser

Therese Strasser writes music for feature and documentary films for TV and cinema.

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Therese Strasser

Composer

Ben Sumner

Ben Sumner

Founder of music consultancy, Feel for Music, Ben Sumner is a music supervisor specializing in the field of video games. Ben works on some of the world’s biggest brands and game franchises and has won of a number of awards for music creation and supervision across gaming, advertising, and radio. Ben has worked on music for numerous game franchises including Assassins Creed, Metro, Just Cause, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Far Cry, Final Fantasy, Life is Strange, to name just a few.

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Ben Sumner

Composer

The Penelopes

The Penelopes

The Penelopes are a French indie electro pop band based in London. The group consists of Axel Basquiat and Vincent T., who are friends since their early childhood.

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The Penelopes

Musicians

Prof. Francisco Tigre-Moura

Prof. Francisco Tigre-Moura

Professor of Marketing at IU University of Applied Sciences.

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Prof. Francisco Tigre-Moura

Lecturer

Katharina Uppenbrink

Katharina Uppenbrink

Katharina Uppenbrink has been the managing director of the copyright initiative since May 2014. After training and studying in Berlin and London, Katharina Uppenbrink worked for various publishers in Berlin. For several years she managed the advertising, sales and customer service departments of a medium-sized publishing house in Frankfurt/Main. In 2002 she became managing director of the Association of German Screenwriters (VDD), the lobby of film and television authors in Germany.

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Katharina Uppenbrink

Director

Hannah von Hübbenet

Hannah von Hübbenet

Hannah von Hübbenet is a musician and composer.

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Hannah von Hübbenet

Composer

Klaus Weber

Klaus Weber

Rechtsanwalt seit 2009

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Klaus Weber

Media Attorney

Helmut Zerlett

Helmut Zerlett

Bereits in den 80ern hatte Helmut Zerlett erste Chart Erfolge und begann Musik für Filme zu komponieren.

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Helmut Zerlett

Composer

David Ziegler

David Ziegler

David Ziegler works as Senior Content Engineer for Dolby.

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David Ziegler

Sound Engineer

Christoph Zirngibl

Christoph Zirngibl

Christoph Zirngibl is a German film composer, songwriter and musician.

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Christoph Zirngibl

Composer