Elke Walthelm

Elke Walthelm

Elke Walthelm is Senior Vice President Partner Channels at Sky Deutschland and the deputy of Gary Davey, Executive Vice President Programming. She is responsible for the development and expansion of the partner channel portfolio at Sky, negotiating with international and local partner channels broadcasting series, documentaries, kids’ programs, lifestyle, music, etc. and managing these channels and their content at Sky, both the linear and non-linear distribution. She played a major role in the HD expansion at Sky and was responsible for the launch of several new HD channels including Pro7Fun HD, Spiegel Geschichte HD, and Disney Junior HD. Prior to joining Sky, she gathered 15 years of experience at strategic consultancy company BBDO Consulting, Premiere, and Premiere Star.

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Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor best known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. For his performances in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009) and DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012) he won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award each. Additionally, he received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He also portrayed 007's nemesis and head of SPECTRE Ernst Stavro Blofeld in SPECTRE (2015), the twenty-fourth James Bond film.

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Marni Wieshofer

Marni Wieshofer

Marni Wieshofer is a Managing Director at MESA, a New York-based boutique investment bank, and was hired in late 2011 to open the Los Angeles office. MESA is a highly specialized advisory firm focused on digital and traditional media and entertainment transactions. Wieshofer has spearheaded an array of investment banking, strategy and valuation engagements for companies throughout the media space. Her previous engage- ments include the position of Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and M&A and Chief Financial Officer at Media Rights Capital, where clients and partners included JPMorgan and Universal Pictures. From 1999 to 2007, she also held a range of executive positions at Lionsgate Entertainment.

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