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Media Business in Practice: The e.CC Digital Media Case Study Competition

The e.CC Case Study Competition

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Let’s talk about Leadership!

Leadership Skills for Media Professionals

All sectors of modern life require profound leadership skills in order to set corporate goals and achieve them by mobilising a company’s workforce. This is probably even more true for the media industry in it’s current state of constant change. In order to update their knowledge and exchange their views, European media executives from a variety of broadcasters and production companies gathered in Strasbourg for our most recent EMELP workshop (19 to 24 June). The session delivered a platform to exchange and explore questions like: how does your company position itself to provide value as language barriers and borders erode? How do you build a brand that has national and international strength? How do you leverage a collaborative network of talent to innovate and deliver content the customer will pay for? Read the rest of this entry »

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Netflix Targeting European Audiences?

Will Netflix come to Europe in 2011?

Recently, a contact from our Facebook community pointed out that Netflix is obviously preparing to expand their activities to European markets while referring to related news headlines and job openings at Netflix. Interesting enough, I thought, for writing a short blogpost on the topic. For those not too familiar with Netflix: as of today, it happens to be the world’s leading Internet subscription service for TV shows and movies with about 23 million members in the U.S. and Canada (also see Netflix company profile at Crunchbase). Read the rest of this entry »

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MIPTV 2011 Review: Branded Content, 3D & IP Protection

At the Heart of Digital Content Business: MIPTV in Cannes (France)

For us, April and October always means visiting the City of Cannes in southern France in order to attend the MIP markets, which happen to be among the largest digital content markets worldwide. Accordingly, we again spent a few days at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes to check what’s new and to take part in various presentations as well as panel sessions that are offered in parallel to the buying and selling activities of broadcasters, production companies, studios and other media companies. This year’s MIPTV, which took place from 4 to 7 April, essentially focused on 3D TV, branded content and the protection of IP rights in the digital multiplatform era. Read the rest of this entry »

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Summer 2011: Media Business ‘Case Study’ Competition in Strasbourg

European Students to find Solutions for Challenges in Today's Media Business

From June 27 to 2 July 2011, the media business school etma in Strasbourg, France, will become the hub for a variety of young and innovative European students who are ready to find solutions for some of the most pressing issues of today’s media industry. The event will provide an exciting opportunity for delegate university teams to explore real-world business problems in a case study competition called the ‘etma case challenge’. The teams will work on three categories of cases covering cinema, television and new media with a cash prize of EUR 4000,00 for the winning team in each of the categories. A jury of recognized academics, potential employers and industry professionals will assess the presented solutions and overall performance. The three winning teams will then, in a final step, compete again for the “super trophy”, the top prize of the event. Read the rest of this entry »

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EU MEDIA Programme wants your Opinion on Future Support

Supporting the European Audiovisual Sector: The MEDIA Programme of the EU

As many of you may know, the MEDIA programme is the official EU support initiative for the European audiovisual industry. The support ranges from co-financing training programmes for professionals of the media sector up to the development of production projects (feature films, television drama, documentaries, animation and new media) as well as the promotion of European audiovisual works. However, the current Media 2007 support programme is coming to an end in 2013. Many of you have been supported in the development or the distribution phase of your projects. Others among you might NOT have received any support because your line of business is not yet supported under the guidelines of the current programme. Whatever may be the case, this is your chance to promote changes that may benefit your projects in future as well. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Documentary is Dead, Long Live Documentary”: The Future of Factual Entertainment Business

53rd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

Last week, our Director had been invited to the 53rd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig, Germany) for a keynote speech to producers and film industry representatives about the development of the international documentary film market. Accordingly, Paul Pauwels presented his take on the fundamental changes that, more or less, disrupted and reshaped the factual entertainment business over the past years. The full version of his speech is available as a PDF via our official website. Please find below a summary of the key issues that had been addressed in his speech. Read the rest of this entry »

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