Matchmaking: The One on One Sessions

BMIM is all about making connections. That is, in fact, one of the main goals of BMIM’s existence. This year we may not be able to see each other physically, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t act as a facilitator and enabler for meaningful connections. Over the years BMIM has proved to be able to place like-minded, creative people together who in their turn create positive and useful contacts.

One on Ones are perfect if you want the opinion and feedback of an experienced professional about your project, want to discuss the future of the industry, make a deal, talk about your expertise and passion, want to create an impact and, well, we think you catch our drift. A One on One enables you to connect and create, and we’re not saying that it will change the world, but it could be the start of some beautiful, original and mind-blowing music. So, let’s connect. Together.

Names this year include Eric David Johnson (Head of Music, McCann in New York), Daniel Kuypers (Executive Director of Music at Energy BBDO in Chicago), Anjo Kantelberg (Post Production Supervisor, New Amsterdam Film Company), Milena Fessmann (Music Supervisor, CINESONG Germany), director Bobby Boermans (Nieuwe Buren, Mocro Maffia), director Janice Pierre (Hartenstrijd, Papadag) and many more.

You can request up to 3 meetings in total, so only select your favourites. As soon as the Matchmaking closes, we will create all matches based on motivation messages (will pop-up once you request a meeting) and interests of our professionals. We are aiming to match everyone with one favourite professional, but we unfortunately can’t make hard promises. There are a limited number of places so please register your interest asap, at the very latest before June 10.

The deadline to participate in the One on One Sessions has expired.

Speakers

Bobby Boermans (Film Director, NL)

After graduating the Dutch Film & Television Academy he continued his study at the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory in Hollywood. After graduating there he directed tons of music videos, commercials & online campaigns for brands such as Heineken, Adidas, KLM & Seat. In 2012 he co-founded movie production company 2CFILM (Street of Hearts, Jack’s Wish, Hello Bungalow, Oh Baby) together with former Sony Pictures Television President Kees Abrahams, former Endemol Theatre C.E.O Robin de Levita & Producer Edvard van ‘t Wout, where he serves as a producer and development executive on the management. He’s a board member of DAFF (Dutch Academy for Film) and member of EFA (European Film Academy).

Milena Fessmann (Music Supervisor, Cinesong, DE)

Since 1991, Milena Fessmann has worked as a full-time DJ and has worked for various radio stations. Since 1997 she works for Radio Eins/RBB and her own weekly show called "Free Falling". In 1989 she founded CINESONG. She is moderator of several national events and panels such as the "Cartoon Movie Award"/Postdam 2002-2008, Reeperbahn-Festival 2014-19, c/o pop Cologne 2014-2020 and many more. Milena also teaches music supervising and copyright clearing at filmschools such as DFFB Berlin and is advisory board member of the World Soundtrack Academy. She founded Sugar Town Filmproduction Gmbh & Co.kg in 2011. The first project was "The Potential of Noise-Conny Plank" by Stephan Plank and Reto Caduff. She is executive-producer of "When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit", directed by award winning director Caroline Link and is co-producer on "Evaluation", "Girl made of Dust", “Prince of swans” and several more.

Mark Gordon (CEO, Score Draw Music, IR)

Mark Gordon runs Score Draw Music; a multi-award winning composition company working in film, television, advertising and animation. The last 12 months have seen the company complete scores for projects including the Liam Neeson and Kenneth Brannagh narrated film ‘Lost Lives’, animated shows for Nickelodean and PBS Kids, as well as documentaries such as filmmaker Mark Cousin’s “The Troubles on Film” and a series of ongoing commissions for the BBC. Historically the company’s work spans everything from songwriting with Dolly Parton for children’s media, thought to a co-write in the 2018 Oscan-winning film The Shape of Water. And everything Inbetween. Mark has also programmed and spoken on music and image panels and discussions at SXSW, Primavera Pro, Los Angeles Sync Mission, Paris Sync Summit, XPO North and The Great Escape.

Eric David Johnson (Creative Director, McCann, US)

Eric David Johnson, p/k/a/ DJ Bunny Ears, is a music producer, music supervisor, record producer, director, musician, filmmaker, writer, artist, photographer & DJ. He is a multi-award-winning music producer having spent over 20 years in the advertising industry. Eric began his career with ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, followed by senior roles with Young & Rubicam New York, DDB Chicago and Randall Poster’s music supervision firm, Search Party Music. He is part of the music/art collective Pulse programming and regularly DJs at events and venues around the world. Eric is widely regarded as a thought leader in best practices for music-centric creative advertising/marketing and regularly participates in international panels.

Anjo Kantelberg (Post-producer, New Amsterdam Film Company, NL)

Anjo Kantelberg is Postproduction Supervisor at New Amsterdam Film Company. In recent years she worked on various (inter-)national films and documentaries among which Catacombe (2018), that won the Buma Award Best Original Composition in Film 2019.

Daniel Kuypers (Executive Director of Music, Energy BBDO, US)

Daniel Kuypers is a 22 year music industry veteran who has been producing music for brands for the past 12 years. As the SVP, Executive Director of Music at Energy BBDO Daniel works with internal teams, clients, artists and music companies around the world to use music in new, innovative ways while creating value for both the artist and the client. Daniel’s duties include music supervision, music strategy, partnerships, licensing, negotiation, editing, writing and final music production for a varied roster of past and present clients including PepsiCo, Wrigley/Mars, MillerCoors, Starbucks, Bayer, AT&T, Bud Light, LG, Wells Fargo, Champion, Jack Daniel’s and more.

Janice Pierre (Film Director, NL)

Janice graduated in 2001 at the Dutch Film Academy. She directed several highly acclaimed tv-movies, television dramas, comedy tv-shows and commercials. Winning two Silver Lions at the Cannes Lions Festival for the IDFA campaign. She made her feature debut in 2016 with the romantic comedy 'Hartenstrijd'.

Peter Post (Chief Representative, NBSO, US)

Peter is Chief Representative at the Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) located in Los Angeles. He's a social entrepreneur who believes that the world will be a better place if sustainable happiness is the primary objective of leaders, organizations and nations. The Netherlands Business Support Offices (NBSO) in Los Angeles is an official Dutch Trade Office and part of the Dutch Economic Network in the USA consisting of Embassies and Consulates. The primary objective of the NBSO LA is to support NL Entrepreneurs in doing business in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area.

Josh Rabinowitz (Founder, Brooklyn Music Experience, US)

Josh Rabinowitz is an acknowledged leader in that space where music, media, brands and creative content intersect. During his career he has produced and/or music supervised over 10,000 tracks for social + digital + traditional marketing, cinema, major and indie recording labels, and television. Rabinowitz has been called a “New Music Mogul” by Fast Company, “The Voice” of the music-branding space in the news, and a "Branding Power Player" by Billboard - where he was also a 'celebrity' columnist for "With the Brand." If there’s a cool show in Brooklyn, he’s on the list. If there’s a music rights question in media, he’s the go to ask. He resigned his position as EVP/Director of Music at Grey Group in 2019 to start a Music and Sound Consultancy called the Brooklyn Music Experience.

Rogier Sol (Head of Production, We Film, NL)

Rogier Sol started as assistant location manager on the set of Kruimeltje in 1999 and has worked in numerous functions in film for the last 20 years, mostly as a producer form 2002 onwards. He led production company State31 from 2007 and 2016, where he produced films als Heineken The Candidate and Zeeman Fashion Week. As of 2017 he is head of production an partner at Wefilm. In this function Sol combines his boundless energy with cooking up creative solutions and leading the production team. This always culminates in pleasant collaborations with the client and the team for maximised results.

Piet-Harm Sterk (Creative Director, Bind Film, NL)

Piet Harm is Creative Director / Producer at BIND. BIND focuses on the development and production of films, campaigns and events with a clear signature, and which are the result of unique creative and thematic choices. BIND productions are screened worldwide at film festivals and their trophy case is filled with fantastic, honorable awards, including an International Emmy® Award, an International Emmy nomination, the Prix Jeunesse, two TIFF Kids Award for best short film, three European Best Event Awards, the Cinekid Kinderkast Jury Prize, Tiger Award nomination, Best feature Award at Worldfest Houston and several Golden Calfs (Dutch academy awards) amongst: the Golden Calf for Best Film.