14:00 - 15:00

How to Tackle Streamer Contracts

Hotel Arena, Nº4 & Nº5 — Part of BMIM Special 2024

Embarking on your journey as a media composer? It’s important to understand the complex world of contracts, especially when negotiating contracts with streaming platforms. Join us for an eye-opening panel discussion where we’ll explore the key aspects of contract negotiation. How do you make sure you are paid fairly for your creative work? What is the role of organizations like BumaStemra and other CMOs in protecting your rights? Our experienced panel will give you valuable insights to help you protect your interests, identify red flags and negotiate contracts that work for you.

Anselm Kreuzer

FFACE Vice-Chair, DE

Anselm Kreuzer is a German composer for film, TV and media. Over the past 25 years he has written and produced a multitude of title tunes for TV shows as well as scores for TV series and films, supplemented by other media compositions. At the same time he’s also created a large oeuvre of production music and meanwhile runs an independent production music library. Here he gained a lot of experience with music licensing and international license chains. He is president of the German Composers Club and a board member of ECSA (European Composers and Songwriters Alliance).

Valerie Dobbelaere

Film Music Publicist, Strike A Score, BE

Valerie Dobbelaere is the founder of Strike A Score, a screen composers agency that both represents Belgian screen composers and promotes screen composers on a European level. She previously coordinated the music projects and film music industry activities at Film Fest Gent and the World Soundtrack Awards for over 10 years (concert productions, masterclasses, composition contest, the annual World Soundtrack Awards, album recording, industry events, international collaborations) and loved establishing the necessary platform to both established and young & upcoming film (music) talent. Valerie has worked with several renowned composers such as Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, Elliot Goldenthal, James Newton Howard, Alberto Iglesias, Giorgio Moroder and Alexandre Desplat. Valerie joined Post Bills, a Brussels based press and communication agency specialising in PR for film, TV & music projects for 5 years before creating her own agency.

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