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Christian Haider

Paying attention to details as well as looking at the bigger picture – as a passionate painter, Christian brings both qualities to the table as part of our legal team at TMFS.

Christian started his career in media early on in the Marketing and Distribution Department of Sony Pictures (formerly Columbia TriStar). After several years working for the Austrian Ministry of Justice on EU-Twinning Projects on the Eastern Balkans and Jordan, Christian was drawn back to film. He took over the position as Head of Legal at the Austrian Television Fund, being responsible for numerous international TV projects as well as the adaptation of the Fund’s regulations according to the actual needs of the industry. Deepening his knowledge on all legal aspects of filmmaking, he wrote his doctoral thesis on “Aspects of Copyright and Competition Law in Film Production and Distribution“, making Christian an even more valuable legal counsel for Terra Mater Factual Studios.

From November 2017 until April 2019, when his colleague Maria Rieder was on maternity leave, he took over the lead of Terra Mater Factual Studios’ Legal Department.