Team Berlin

Dirk Beinhold

Founder, CEO and Producer

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Dirk Beinhold has 28 years of producing experience. He was Head of Creative Production at Studio Babelsberg, Co-Head German Fiction Production at ProSieben in Munich and Creative Executive at New Regency in Los Angeles. Dirk is a member of the German Film Academy, a former Visiting Adjunct Professor at Chapman University's Singapore Producing Program, and he holds an MFA in Motion Picture Producing from USC Film School in Los Angeles and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the Free University Berlin.

 

 

Imke Fehrmann

COO & Executive Producer

Imke has almost 30 years of international experience in various roles of animation and VFX production and management. She successfully worked in producing positions for animated feature films at Animal Logic Sydney and Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, as consultant for Aardman Animations, as Executive VFX Producer for Hollywood feature films at Framestore and Rodeo FX in Montreal, and most recently as CEO of Hahn Film AG. Imke Fehrmann is also actively involved with the global organization Women in Animation and is a co-founder of the German group Animationsfrauen Deutschland. In 2019, she also produced an animated short in Pakistan on the subject of child marriage. At Akkord, Imke works as COO and co-leads the strategic management of the company together with Dirk Beinhold. Furthermore, she is responsible for all productions as Executive Producer.

Katharina Wicke

Development Executive

Katharina joined Akkord after her studies in Political Science and Media Science in Leipzig and Strasbourg and internships in various political institutions and media outlets. She oversees the development process from the initial idea to the finished screenplay. She is also involved in all other creative aspects of Akkord's projects with a focus on feature films.

Susanne Biesinger

Development Executive

Following her graduate degree in German Studies, English Language and Literature in Bamberg and Glasgow with focus on Literature Mediation, Susanne Biesinger spent 12 years working for several production companies as well as the Academy for Children's Media and for Nickelodeon Northern Europe as editor, dramaturg, lecturer and writer, especially in children's feature film and TV programs. In summer 2015, she started working as a Creative Producer and Script Consultant at Akkord Film and is responsible for all creative aspects with a focus on serial productions.

Claudio Winter

Development Executive

Claudio joined Akkord after his Master's degree in Screenwriting in 2015 as a Development Trainee. Since 2016, he serves as Development Executive and oversees the development process from the initial idea to the finished screenplay. He is also involved in all other creative aspects of Akkord's projects.

Annkatrin Swars

Finance & Legal Administration

After a couple of semesters in law studies, Annkatrin completed an apprenticeship at Akkord Film as a Management Assistant in audiovisual Media. She handles Akkord's office management and all administrative affairs.

Vinh Pham-Beinhold

Co-Founder & Marketing

Vinh Pham-Beinhold graduated in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Central Florida. In 1997 she was involved in building up the TV production department at Polygram Entertainment. Prior to this, she worked at Hollywood's talent agency CAA for 5 years. She is Akkord's co-founder and responsible for the marketing of our projects and guides noumerous international activities .

Josephine Schietzelt

Administrative Assistant / Business Affairs Trainee

Josephine handles Akkord's office management and supports all administrative and creative affairs.

Luisa Kauer

Administrative Assistent / Business Affairs Trainee

Luisa handles Akkord’s office management and supports all administrative and creative affairs.

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