For the past few years some of the most foremost American streaming services have been trying to reconnect with local European television, film and music industries. Since the success of the Spanish spoken, Oscar winning film Roma, Netflix has pursued its ambition to create increasingly more locally made films and series, and has engaged European composers like Volker Bertelmann and Alexandre Desplat for their projects. With growing influence, questions and concerns arise. How do streaming services like Netflix operate in European countries? Which models do they apply with composers?
In collaboration with European Composer and Songwriter Alliance
With the support of Creative Europe
Volker Bertelmann is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and experimental musician. He composed the award winning scores for films such as Lion, Ammonite and All Quiet on the Western Front, the former two in collaboration with Dustin O’Halloran. For his solo work as a musician he goes by Hauschka.
Quentin Boniface is Director, Music Creative & Production at Netflix EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa). Previously, he led the music department of Gaumont and worked on projects including Narcos, Hannibal and Intouchables. In 2018, he set up an agency for film and TV composers called Grande Ourse, representing major French talents. In 2020, he launched 440Hz, a company offering music services for Film & TV producers.
Hannes De Maeyer
Hannes De Maeyer is one of Belgium's most versatile composers, best known for his collaboration with director duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Rebel, Gangsta, Black) and for his score to the recent ITV prime time drama Professor T, starring Ben Miller. His scores range from pure electronic to impressive symphonic instrumentation.
Chantelle Woodnutt is an agent for Air-Edel Associates Ltd, where she has worked for over ten years. As well as looking after the Air-Edel roster of composers, she oversees the company’s publishing catalogue and the record labels Air-Edel Records and Besant Hall Records. She has worked as a music and score supervisor on projects, including the Italian Fremantle series for Amazon Veleno, Uberto Pasolini’s Nowhere Special, New Pictures’ Catherine The Great, and BAFTA Scotland Award winning Nae Pasaran. In addition to her WSA membership, she is a member of BAFTA and the UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors.
As Manager Music Licensing, David Hutsebaut is responsible for Product Management and Sales for a number of major Sabam clients. Before that, he worked for several years at PlayRight, a management company for artists and actors. As Collections Manager, he was responsible for all of PlayRight's revenues. David is a music fan and likes to go to concerts in his spare time.
Anselm Kreuzer - Moderator
Anselm Kreuzer is a composer of music for television, film, and other audiovisual media. He has written numerous title tunes for TV shows, score music for several TV series, and a huge oeuvre of production music. He is the President of Composers Club Germany since 2023, where he has been a Board Member since 2014, and is a Board Member of ECSA.