Fritz Kohle reports on the latest findings from and trends in audience analysis from IBC 2017.
Every year the film and TV industry gathers in Amsterdam at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) to discuss how technology is shaping content, production, distribution and exhibition. Past keynote speakers have included James Cameron and will.i.am, and panel discussions are led by illustrious figures such as Andrew Neill. Topics are broad-ranging: a recent discussion was called ‘Understanding Generation Z: where are they, how do you attract them and how do you make money from them?’.
This year I attended the IBC sessions called ‘Who is your Cinema Audience in 2017?’ to discover how the industry is planning to exploit user data to make profit.Read more
In 2009 he obtained tenure at NHTV, University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands, as a senior lecturer teaching Film & TV production, while continuing his professional production practice. Kohle began his career as a production assistant at companies such as the The Weather Channel UK, working his way up to become Location Manager for a Channel 4 UK feature film (Prometheus), Head of Productions at the Lux Centre London, and Field Producer for iBeam Europe.
As a freelance producer and production manager he has produced episodes for Marienhof, one of Germany's most popular soaps, with a daily viewership exceeding 6 million. In collaboration with the Ludwigsburg Film Academy in Germany, he published the media handbook Medienmacher Heute. Kohle's projects include post-production management for Studio Babelsberg features in Berlin, such as Wim Wender's Soul of a Man, and Jackie Chan's 80 Days Around the World. In addition, he was also involved in various German soaps such as Notruf 110 and Tatort. Kohle was Bigfoot Entertainment's Head of Post Production until 2007. In June 2007 he joined New York Universities Tisch School of the Arts as Assistant Director for the Production and Post-production Centre, significantly contributing to the establishment of the NYU Singapore Campus.