Digital Sync Mission Europe (Germany, France and Scandinavia)

The long-awaited digital sync mission is here! In collaboration with Dutch Music Export, we are going on a digital road trip among the most important areas in the music industry: Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States.* First up is Europe, and more specifically: Germany, France, and Scandinavia.

On June 30, we’ll kick off! During the mission we will be joined both live and digital by experts from the focus areas and you’ll get the chance to expand your network in all industries. Our experts are listed below, as well as the provisional time schedule.

09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:15 Opening
10:15 – 11:00 Session I: Workshop Power Boost Pitch by Anna Heijker
11:15 – 12:15 Session II: Keynotes by Lena Obara, Ken Kamara and Christian Mix-Linzer (at the day itself you’ll be able to register for only one keynote)
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:20 Session III: International co-productions and the road to an international audience by Thu Ha Nguyen Thi (Filmfonds)
13:20 – 13:55 Session IV: The do’s and don’ts of doing business in France, Scandinavia and Germany by Corka Scheeringa (RVO)
14:00 – 14:45 Matchmaking round tables I and II with listed professionals below
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 15:45 Matchmaking round tables III en IV with listed professionals below
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:45 Matchmaking round tables V en VI with listed professionals below
16:45 – 17:15 Debrief
17:15 – 18:00 Drinks and bites
18:00 – 20:00 Walking dinner

Europe submission has been closed.
Unfortunately, it’s no longer possible to sign up for the Digital Sync Mission to Europe. However, this fall we’ll organize the remaining missions to the United Kingkom and the United States. Shoot us an e-mail if you are interested in participating and we’ll keep you updated.

*The US sync mission might take place digitally or physically depending on the current rules and regulations.

Speakers

Workshop: Anna Heijker (Best 3 Minutes, NL)

Anna Heijker is a pitch coach with international experience. Since 2013 she has trained over 850 startups and 7.500 professionals in pitching. Anna’s clients say they like her structured way of working, creativity and enthusiasm. Next to her work as a pitch coach, Anna leads (online) meetings, strategic sessions and brainstorms for business and government. As a professional moderator she keeps dialogues in flow, enforces any rules of a debate or panel, and ensures that all parties are able to share their thoughts. During her studies Anna specialized in public speaking and how to create a strong message.
annaheijker.com

Keynote: Ken Kamara (Photographer, Film maker, GB/DE)

Ken Kamara is an English artist, photographer and award-winning film-maker whose chosen mediums are photography and film.
His aesthetic concentrates on the use of deadpan portraits made with an analogue camera from 1956.The subtle process involves engaging directly with each individual so they in-turn engage directly with the audience.

Keynote: Christian Mix-Linzer (Founder & CEO, Tracks & Fields, DE)

Christian found his passion young: he started his first record label at 16 and has been involved with music and film production ever since. After freelancing for various feature films and commercials, a media and a business degree aswell as a short stint as a record store owner, he combined all those experiences in 2008 when he founded the music supervision agency Tracks & Fields.

The company helps agencies, producers and brands to amplify the impact of their visuals with the use of music. Its team of experts provide services ranging from music strategy, ideation and creative concepts, song scouting, production and licensing for advertising. Tracks & Fields clients include VW, Mercedes, Shiseido, Toyota, Onitsuka Tiger, Nike, Ebay, Coca Cola and many more. From 2017 to 2021 the company helped its clients to win over 100 awards with over a third of them for best music, at international creative festivals such as Cannes Lions, Clios, New York Festivals, ADC, Ciclope, Adfest, Spikes and many more.

Christian is also a regular speaker at advertising festivals, music festivals and universities on music creativity and the business of music supervision.

He has earned an BA from the Potsdam University, University of Applied Science and Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolff as well as an MBA from IE Business School, Madrid.

Keynote: Lena Obara (Sector C Music, DE)

Our award-winning music supervisor, Lena Obara, is a highly creative and imaginative music expert with over a decade of experience in the industry. Her extensive education in music and media provides a solid basis for her carefully considered music supervision choices and decisions.
Lena’s expertise allows her to steer each project from start to finish, whether seamlessly matching projects to music and vice-versa by researching and identifying music and composers globally, or dealing with international licensing and negotiation. She works on productions with partners in various counties, and her network allows her not only to clear rights from different territories, but also to find the right composer and the most authentic song or sound.
Lena’s portofolio includes music supervision on Grammy, Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, TIFF and KVIFF-nominated and award-winning projects in film and advertising. She has been a member of the jury at the Cannes Lions and Ciclope Festivals.

Session: Thu Ha Nguyen Thi (production manager for minority co-productions, Netherlands Film Fund, NL)

In 2018, Thu Ha joined the Netherlands Film Fund. Before her switch, Thu Ha worked at The Dutch broadcaster VPRO as both a post-production supervisor and international business developer. At the latter, she was responsible for the international sales of documentaries and series.

The Netherlands Film Fund’s mission is to stimulate a diverse and high-quality film offer and to promote a (production) climate in the Netherlands that is receptive to film art. The Film Fund also initiates and organizes international activities aimed at broadening and deepening the international network of the sector and the profiling of talents and projects at international labs, festivals, and co-production markets. Thu Ha is currently the production manager at the international department. This includes minority co-productions, international activities, festivals, and the Film Commission.

Session: Corka Scheeringa (International Business Expert & Business Development Coach, RVO, NL)

Corka has a large background in international business and broad knowledge of cross-cultural management. Her experience varies from export & import consulting to developing an international business strategy and leading the expansion of a company from Australia to the Netherlands. Having lived in four different continents and speaking seven languages, she is now based in the Netherlands and supports companies on their journey to success in international business at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). This includes advisory with a close collaboration with international economic network in the Nordics, Spain, France and Portugal. Outside of work, she’s also a coach and teaches HIIT group lessons at the gym.
Presentation How to do business in Nordics, Germany and France

Round table: Nis Bøgvad (Music Supervisor/Founder, Copenhagen Film Music, Co-founder of Europe in Synch, DK)

With 27 years experience as music professional, Nis Bøgvad has worked in all aspects of the music business. From Multi-Platinum selling Songwriter, Recording Artist (EMI ) and Producer to Head of A&R (EMI Music), Creative Director (Music Sales Group), Executive Music Producer National TV to Music Supervisor. In 2014 he founded “Copenhagen Film Music” a 360° Music supervision company for Film & TV, to professionalize the handling of music in European moving media and ease the communication between music and media industries. Nis has worked on more than 150 feature films, commercials and TV series. He’s been sharing knowledge at A&R Worldwide, Midem Cannes, Sync Summit Paris, Les Arcs European Film Festival, and Artist mentor for Music Estland VOLÜÜM mentoring program, to mention a few. Lately Nis has been working on the Danish TV drama ‘Follow the Money’ (Bedrag) and forthcoming HBO series Kamikaze.

Europe in Synch is a Music Moves Europe preparatory action project fostering the development of young music professionals actively involved in synch licensing, promoting the use of European music in film and advertising.

Round table: Milena Fessmann (Music Supervision, CINESONG, DE)

Since the early 90’s Milena has worked as a fulltime DJ for various radio stations. In 1997 she started her own weekly show at Radio Eins/RBB called "Free Falling". Milena, also founder of CINESONG, has been and still is a moderator for several national events and panels such as the Cartoon Movie Award/Potsdam (2002-2008), Reeperbahn Festival (2014-2019), c/o pop Cologne (2014-2020) and many more. She also teaches music supervising and copyright clearing at film school such as DFFB Berlin and is an advisory board member of the World Soundtrack Academy. In 2011 Milena founded Sugar Town Film Production Gmbh & Co.kg. The first project was "The Potential of Noise – Conny Plank" by Stepen Plank and Reto Caduff. Besides, Milena is the executive producer of "When Hiltr stole Pink Rabbit", directed by award-winning director Caroline Link and is co-producer on "Evaluation", "Girl Made of Dust", "Prince of Swans" and many more.

Round table: Jesper Gadeberg (Music Stylist, DK)

Music supervisor Jesper Gadeberg (Copenhagen based) is caring about music creativity and is specialized in advertising. From time to time the music supervisor for directors such as Michel Gondry – James Marsh – Frederic Planchon – Jonathan Glazer - Martin Werner - TRAKTOR & Martin De Thurah and others. He has won for ‘best use of music’ for his ideas at various advertising festivals including winning the Music + Sound Award in 2016 – 2018 & 2019. Also judging at various advertising festivals for best music used. Speaker at Midem – ESNS & Cannes Lions etc on how to get your music placed in advertising. Used as a source for articles published in The Huffington Post.

Round table: Ilana Goldstoff (Sync & Licensing Manager Central Europe, Deutsche Grammophon, DE)

After earning her stripes at Sizzer, with award-winning syncs for Opel, Heineken and Diesel, Ilana Goldstoff has been asked to take up the position of Sync & Licensing manager at the famed classical music label Deutsche Grammophon. Here she is responsible for the European syncs for composers such as Joep Beving, Max Richter, Moby and Agnes Obel. Ilana strives for surprising music choices in which image and music merge into a superior whole.

Round table: Rachel Graham (Music Publising and Creative Sync & Licensing, Passe Publishing & inFiné Éditions, FR)

From event curation and programming to large-scale event management, label consultant, artist management, booking agent, project management, brand partnerships, business affairs, creative consultancy, and music publishing – In Rachel’s 19 years of experience in the music industry there aren’t many spheres is has not experienced.

Starting from Glasgow's art and club scene with Optimo Espacio, moving to London with Franz Ferdinand, landing in France keenly focused on music publishing (Passé Publishing & InFiné Éditions) in Paris - with numerous projects and artist management (Ivan Smagghe, K-X-P, and Matias Aguayo) in between - including joining shesaid.so in 2015, and helping found the French chapter in 2017, it continues to be a full and interesting ride!

Round table: Silje Katralen (Senior Music Supervisor, Ohlogy, NO)

In retrospect, it was the soundtrack from “Scream” that indirectly sparked Silje’s curiosity and love for music supervision. "I have a vivid memory of always being obsessed with music in films, genuinely loving when a piece of music and a scene merged perfectly together – not knowing back then that this is a handcraft."
After finishing a Master’s degree in Law in Switzerland in 2010, Silje started working as a law associate at a firm in Berne for a short period. She decided to move back to Norway working for the Norwegian State.

It did not take long before she started thinking that there might be a way to combine law and a lifelong passion for films, tv-series and music. She quit her “safe” job position, followed a single course in film music at the University in Oslo, before studying Music Supervision at Berklee College of Music, through Berklee Online.

Silje lives in Oslo with her musician husband, a little son and a Saluki called Zappa. She works hard to promote the importance of the music supervisor’s role in the Norwegian film and media-industry.

Round table: Stephanie Sfeir (Music Supervision, Creaminal, FR)

Stephanie Sfeir is a music supervisor for advertising films, fashion shows, long features, and series. Stephanie worked as an A&R Manager in Beirut and Los Angeles before joining Creaminal in Paris in 2015 which specializes in music super vision, sync, and production. Throughout her career, Stephanie has worked on more than 500 projects which of many were within the fashion industry and specifically concerned luxury brands. On top of that she has been responsible for the music supervision of numerous series for Netlix, Arte and France TV.

Round table: Christian Fløe Svenningsen (Publishing Director/Partner, GL Music, DK)

Christian is a partner and the Director of Publishing at Danish independent GL Music Entertaniment A/S. He joined the company in 2013, after a career spanning management, label A&R, live touring and tour management among other things.

His daily work spans creative publishing A&R work, songwriter and producer development, as well as sync both in a pitching and music supervision capacity. Music supervision and sync work includes Danish TV series Oda Omvendt (DR), Klassen (DR), Ragnarok (Netflix) as well as feature films Vildheks and Rosa. Sync work includes Häagen Dazs, Norwegian Airlines, Gopro, Youtube and more.

Round table: Isabelle Tardieu (Partner, Uzik, FR)

Isabelle Tardieu joined UZIK, a French advertising and events agency, responsible for Calvi on The Rocks Festival in Corsica and powering its own interactive studio, as a partner in 2020. She works for Google, YouTube, Hermès and L’Oreal luxe.

Over the last 15 years, she spent 5 years as a label manager at Warner Music, Elektra and Atlantic Records where she launched and developed careers for international acts such as Lykke Li, Foals, Theophilus London, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Byrne and Gnarls Barkley. She then moved on to BETC, the first French advertising agency where she co-founded General POP, a full-service entertainment and production agency, media (generalpop.com) and record label (Pop Records, licensed to Polydor/Universal) and was resposible for Air France, Evian, Lacoste, Disneyland Paris, YSL beauty and UGC global music and events strategies, as well as for movies and tv series soundtracks production.

On top of acting as the associate director of UZIK, she manages Canine, a powerful and enigmatic French act gathering no less than 12 female musicians on stage, who released their first album in 2019.

Supported by Dutch Music Export