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Platforms, Distribution and Monetization of Web Series




Anthony Straeger Is an English Actor now based in Berlin. He has many years experience in Film, TV, Theatre, Commercials, and voice overs. Recent work includes, The Danish films ‘Land of Mine’ directed by Martin Zandvliet and Summer ’92 directed by Kasper Barfoed. Anthony has starred in multiple web series including 'A Problem Shared' and 'Mission Backup Earth'. As a director his horror film Call of the Hunter featured in 15 festivals and received critical acclaim. He is currently working on a documentary about Wilhelm Busch.




Philip Steffens

Jury Member, Head of Fiction, RTL


Prof. Dr. Markus Kuhn

Jury Member, Professor of Media Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Odense


Joël Bassaget

Joël Bassaget lives in Berlin and is a TV writer since 1990. In 2014, he created the blog Web Séries Mag for the French paper Liberation online edition where he reviews web series from all over the world. He is also the founder of the Web Series World Cup, the host of the Hollyweb magazine and a freelance consultant, advising and assisting producers and broadcasters.


Thomas Tafanelli

Thomas Tafanelli is Opera TV's European Content Acquisition Manager. He is responsible for getting content owners, VOD services, broadcasters and YouTubers to launch apps on Smart TVs. Previously, Thomas's passion for music led him to work for a music label and to write his master's thesis on "The Future of the Music Industry". Thomas holds a master's degree in Digital Marketing and Communication from ESC Rennes School of Business in France.