The European Audiovisual Observatory has just announced the engagement of two new analysts to strengthen its team.
The Strasbourg-based Observatory has hired Martin Kanzler, an Austrian business economist who previously worked as M&A Analyst for Ernst & Young Corporate Finance in Berlin. Kanzler will take over all statistical data collection related to the cinema industry in Europe and in particular the running of the Observatory’s LUMIERE database which provides data on admissions of the films released in European cinemas since 1996. Susan Newman-Baudais, previously in charge of this field, will take over responsibility for all data on public funding in the audiovisual sector and will assume the running of the Observatory’s KORDA database on public funding for film and audiovisual production and distribution in Europe.
The Observatory also has taken on a second analyst, Florence Hartmann, a French economist with a research Masters in Applied Economics who previously lectured in the subject at Sciences Po. in Paris. Hartmann will expand the team currently working on MAVISE: a unique database of European television channels and companies being developed by the Observatory for the DG Communication of the European Commission. Hartmann joins analyst, Julie Ruff, formerly Responsible for EU Affairs and PR at the Association of Commercial Television (ACT).
The two new analysts will be part of Department for Information on Markets and Financing headed by André Lange.
Wolfgang Closs, the Observatory’s Executive Director, welcomed these two new appointments as “a clear indication that the Observatory’s work in providing reliable information to the audiovisual sector in Europe is growing in importance and range.”
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