Film Festival Cologne | Producers XChange – Total Transformation
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Producers XChange – Total Transformation

Friday, 22. Oct 2021, 10:30
In cooperation with the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and the MMC Studios Köln

The German media  and conten industry is in upheaval. It has to react fast and creatively to enormous changes in the marketplace, in technology and work processes. This opens up major opportunities for content creation and distribution. In this dynamic phase of transformation, the media hub that is NRW celebrates some big anniversaries – the 30th birthday of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW or the MMC Studios Köln, among others. So there’s a lot to celebrate, but also to look forward to. At this year’s Producers XChange – Total Transformation the current status will be discussed, as well as the content and work flow of the future.


Horst: Torsten Zarges


10:30–10:45 a.m., Welcome
Jens Wolf, CEO, MMC Studios Cologne


10:45–11:15 Uhr, Talk 
Authenticity and Eye Level
Lutz Heineking Jr., Managing Director, eitelsonnenschein, Cologne
Christiane Ruff, Managing Director, ITV Studios Germany, Cologne


11:15–11:45 a.m., Presentation 
Virtual World Building
Michael Brink, Managing Director, LAVAlabs Moving Images, Düsseldorf


11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Presentation
Studio and resource scarcity
Jens Wolf, Managing Director, MMC Film & TV Studios Cologne


12:15–12:45 p.m., Break 


12:45–13:30 p.m., Talk
The Diversity Needed
Stefan Oelze, Executive Board, Rosebank AG, Cologne
Constanze Weihrauch, Managing Director, Weihrauch Künstlerbedarf, Cologne
Fabian Tobias, Managing Director, Endemol Shine Group Germany , Cologne *


13:30–14:00 p.m., Presentation
How to Do Digital
Jochen Voß, Head of Brand Board / Executive Producer Digital, Bavaria Entertainment, Cologne


14:30 p.m., Workshop talk
Entertainment Is Diversity

How diverse are current TV entertainment formats? This is the question at the center of the workshop talk Entertainment Is Diversity, which is part of our “Value of Entertainment” series, which aims to contribute to the debate about the publicly funded TV’s mandate. Film scholar Giti Hatef-Rossa will provide input to this series’ second workshop talk, with Thomas Lückerath (DWDL) moderating. Guests in this discussion include representatives from production companies, broadcasters and media politics.


Host: Thomas Lückerath, Managing Director,, Cologne


Dr. Heike Hupertz, Journalist


Frank Beckmann, Programme Director, NDR Fernsehen, Hamburg

Prof. Nico Hofmann, CEO, UFA, Potsdam

Nina Klink, CEO, Seapoint Productions, Cologne

Bendix Lippe, Television Council, ZDF, Mainz

Shary Reeves, Presenter, Cologne


* tbc