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Daniel Sondermann

Staff unit / Digital publications and copyright
+49 221 20189 - 278
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Daniel Stefan Sondermann M.A.

Editor for Digital Programs and Expert of Copyright, staff position of the rectorate at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne

1998 – 2005 studied film and television studies, German literature and linguistics and law at the Philipps University in Marburg and at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, graduating with a Magister Artium.

  • At the KHM since 2007. Editor for Digital Programs and Expert of Copyright and Distribution, staff position of the rectorate at the KHM with the following practical areas:

  • Conception and development of digital and innovative publication programs and formats of the KHM, currently:

  • Program work for publication formats together with representatives of teaching: editing, text contributions, curating, selection of works, planning, licensing, rights, website development processes

  • Knowledge transfer with a focus on copyright for film students: conceptual development and practical communication

  • Program distribution in various exploitation media: corresponding processes in licensing, rights clearance, negotiation of exploitation contracts, acquisition, selection of works (including cooperation with world sales, television stations, cinema distribution, publishers of DVD editions for award-winning projects from the KHM, German Short Film Prize and Oscar nominees, etc.)

  • Film programs and film series: e.g. Museum Nights Cologne, Filmhauskino Cologne

  • Conception and analyzes in the thematic area for university development

  • In addition, freelance activities in media projects and as a lecturer in the field of education, involvement in the capital market

  • Professional experience in the media: public broadcasting (Arte, 3sat, ZDF), publishing (Rhein-Main-Verlag) and media production (e.g. Icon Film) in the areas of television editing, distribution of print media, film production, realization and authorship for independent music video productions
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