Dr. Lutz Hachmeister

  • studied communication science and graduated as Dr. phil.
  • from 1987 until 1989 editor in the media sector, “Tagesspiegel” Berlin
  • from 1989 until 1995 Director of the Adolf Grimme Institute in Marl
  • 1990 Foundation of the TV-and Film Festival Cologne Conference, Director until 2002
  • since 1991 Co-editor of the „Jahrbuch Fernsehen“ (Yearbook Television)
  • since 1995 Partner of HMR International with main focus on consulting and research
  • 1999 Postdoctural qualification and lecturer for Journalism at the University of Dortmund
  • from 2001 until 2002 President of the panel of judges for “Deutsche Fernsehpreis” (German Television Award)
  • since 2001 also CEO of HMR Production GmbH for Television- and Film Production
  • since 2005 Director of the IfM, Institute for Media Politics based in Berlin and Cologne


Dr. Martina Richter

  • studied Journalism, English and German Literature in Münster
  • graduation with a sports journalism analysis
  • from 1992 until 2003 Program Director of the Cologne Conference - Television- and Film Festival Cologne
  • since 1995 Partner at HMR International with main focus on consulting of international media companies in their efforts on the German Market
  • since 1998 Member of the International Media Consultancy Networks as well as Associate Member of the International Emmys/Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)
  • from 1999 until 2002 Program Director of the Program Fair Cologne Screenings
  • from 2004 until 2005 Head of Program of the medienforum.nrw
  • since 2004 Director of the Cologne Conference


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