Els Hendrix is responsible for international and European film policy at the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) in Germany and is the German representative to Eurimages and the European Audiovisual Observatory. She is also a member of the Management Committee for the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme. Before joining the BKM, Els spent seven years as Head of European Affairs at the European Media Company ProSiebenSat.1 with TV channels, radios and VOD Platforms in various EU member states. Els has also been working as a solicitor at Taylor Wessing and Gaedertz Law Firms, mainly in the field of EU copyright, IT, media and competition law. Els has studied at the Universities of Hamburg (Germany) and Bordeaux (France) and the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). She specializes in Film, Media and Entertainment Law as well as European and Competition Law. She has been a lecturer for Media-, Event-, Copyright and Press Law at the Institute for New Media Pixelapostel University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Law in Berlin.
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