VFX Executive Producer, Head of Business & Legal Affairs - Mackevision
Heiko Burkardsmaier has long-standing expertise with visual effects and legal affairs. After finishing his law degree, he joined EM.TV in Munich as legal counsel where he was responsible for Merchandising contracts and International Co-Productions. He subsequently worked as General Counsel of the EuroArts-/Medici Group and came to Pixomondo in 2008 where he managed the Stuttgart branch and was responsible for legal affairs worldwide. In April 2013 he joined Mackevision as VFX Executive Producer and Head of Business & Legal Affairs where he is responsible for running the VFX Department of Mackevision.
Heiko contributed to various award winning Feature and TV-projects such as Academy Award winning “Hugo” and Emmy Award winning HBO Series “Game of Thrones”. He’s an and expert in VFX contracts, international tax credits and subsidy schemes and a regular lecturer at Filmakademie Baden Württemberg and an adviser on the audio-visual media course at the Media University in Stuttgart (HDM). Heiko is member of the board of the “section animation” of the German Producers Alliance (ProduzentenaIlianz Deutschland) and a member of the Deutsche Filmakademie. In 2014 Heiko’s team at Mackevision won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. In 2018 his team was nominated for an Emmy for their work on “Lost in Space”.