• Zurich
    Summit

Programme

 

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Confirmed speakers

MICHAEL BARKER Co-Manager & Co-Founder Sony Pictures Classics | TOM BERNARD Co-Manager & Co-Founder Sony Pictures Classics | CHRISTIAN BRÄUER Managing Director Yorck-Kinogruppe | ALEX BRUNNER Agent UTA Independent Group SASHA BÜHLER Director EMEA Film (DACH) Netflix STEPHANIE CANDINAS Co-Managing Director Arthouse Commercio Movie AG | KRISTEN FIGEROID Managing Director und EVP Sierra/Affinity SCOTT FRANKLIN Produzent EMILIE GEORGES Co-Founder und CEO Paradise City BERT HAMELINCK Head of Films & Global Managing Director CaviarHELEN HOEHNE President Hollywood Foreing Press Association MATTHIJS WOUTER KNOL CEO European Film Academy | BENJAMIN KRAMER Co-Head CAA Media Finance DAVID LAUB Acquistions & Distribution A24 | JOHN LESHER Producer & Founder Le Grisbi Productions KIM MAGNUSSON Producer & Head of Creative Scandinavian Film Distribution | ALANA MAYO President Orion Pictures DANNY PERKINS CEO Elysian Film Group | TOM QUINN CEO und Founder NEON ANNA RÓZALKSA Co-Founder, Producer Match & Stark | SARAH SCHWEITZMAN Media Finance Agent Creative Artists Agency (CAA) | GREG SHAPIRO Producer Kingsgate Films FRANK SMITH President and CEO Walden Media LLC ILYA STEWART Founder & Producer Hype Studios | ROEG SUTHERLAND Co-Head Creative Artists Agency (CAA) DAVID TAGHIOFF Chief Executive Library Pictures CHRISTINE VACHON Co-President Killer Films PATRICK WACHSBERGER Founder & CEO Picture Perfect Federation ROBERT WALAK Co-President Anonymous Content Studios | SVEN WÄLTI Head of Film SRG SSR



Conference Timetable

09:00 – Coffee & Registration

09:30 - WELCOMING REMARKS

  • CHRISTIAN JUNGEN Artistic Director Zurich Film Festival
  • RETA GUETG Head of Industry Zurich Film Festival


09:40 -
 HOW TO FINANCE INDEPENDENT FILMS IN THE AGE OF STREAMERS

  • ALEX BRUNNER Agent UTA Independent Group
  • EMILIE GEORGES CEO Memento International/Paradise City
  • FRANK SMITH President and CEO Walden Media LLC
  • CHRISTINE VACHON CO-President Killer Films
  • PATRICK WACHSBERGER Founder & CEO Picture Perfect Federation
  • Moderator: Andreas Wiseman International Editor, Deadline 


10:20 -
 HOW TO SUCCEED WITH TRANSATLANTIC PRODUCTION

  • BERT HAMELINCK Head of Films & Global Managing Director Caviar
  • BENJAMIN KRAMER Co-Head CAA Media Finance
  • DANNY PERKINS CEO Elysian Film Group
  • ILYA STEWART Founder & Producer Hype Studios
  • Moderator: Melanie Goodfellow Senior International Film Correspondent, Deadline 


11:00 – Coffee Break

11:20 - WHAT DOES THE AWARD SEASON OF THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE? 

  • HELEN HOEHNE President Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)
  • JOHN LESHER Founder & President Le Grisbi Production
  • GREG SHAPIRO Producer Kingsgate Films
  • MATTHIJS WOUTER KNOL CEO European Film Academy
  • Moderator: Jean de Meuron Head of Marketing & Publicty Centropolis Entertainment


12:00 -
 HOW TO FIND AN AUDIENCE FOR ARTHOUSE FILMS?

  • CHRISTIAN BRÄUER Managing Director Yorck-Kinogruppe
  • STEPHANIE CANDINAS Co-Managing Director Arthouse Commercio Movie AG
  • KRISTEN FIGEROID Managing Director and EVP Sierra/Affinity
  • DAVID LAUB Aquistions & Distribution A24
  • Moderator: Mike Fleming Co-Editor in Chief, Deadline


12:40 – Luncheon 

14:00 - GAME CHANGER TALK: WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN?

  • MICHAEL BARKER Co-President and Co-Founder Sony Pictures Classics
  • TOM BERNARD Co-President and Co-Founder Sony Pictures Classics
  • Moderator: Roeg Sutherland Co-Head, CAA Media Finance


14:40 -
 GOLDEN AGE FOR CREATORS: BUT WHERE DO WE FIND THE CRAFT FOR ALL THESE STORIES?

  • SASHA BÜHLER Director EMEA Film (DACH) Netflix
  • SCOTT FRANKLIN Producer Protozoa Pictures
  • KIM MAGNUSSON Producer & Head of Creative Scandinavian Film Distribution
  • ANNA RÓZALKSA Co-Founder, Producer Match & Stark
  • SVEN WÄLTI Head of Film SRG SSR
  • Moderator: Diana Lodderhose International Features Editor, Deadline


15:20 -
 FUTURE PROOFING YOUR BUSINESS

  • ALANA MAYO President Orion
  • TOM QUINN CEO & Founder NEON
  • DAVID TAGHIOFF Chief Executive Library Pictures
  • ROBERT WALAK President Anonymous Content
  • Moderator: Julia Short Head of Studies, International Screen Institute

16:00 - CONCLUSION 


16:30 – Closing Drinks

 

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