WELCOME TO THE SUMMIT OF IDEAS!

Zurich Summit is one of the leading platforms for the creative industries. Producers, stars, start-ups, investors, tech minds and Game Changers gather on the Zürichberg to discuss the primary questions of the future.

 

Game Changer Award

Patrick Wachsberger was honored at Zurich Summit

Patrick Wachsberger’s career in the motion picture industry spans more than 30 years, during which he has established a reputation as one of the leading international film executives in the world. In this day and age of creative and technological disruptions, he has been able to successfully navigate through the aggressively changing entertainment landscape. Patrick is one who truly inspires the next generation on a global level.

 

Creative visionaries joined with key notes and panels on gaming, animation, virtual reality, diversity, finance and the ever-changing world of distribution...

A CONVERSATION WITH OLIVER STONE

A conversation with legendary director Oliver Stone and his producer Moritz Borman about the film SNOWDEN

Digital Humans: The Evolution and High Impact Applications

A presentation by Frank Patterson
Chief Creative Officer, Pulse Evolution

Founded by the world’s leading producers of photorealistic digital humans, Pulse Evolution develops “virtual humans” for live and holographic concerts, advertising, feature films, branded content, medical applications and training.

From Concept to Reality: Building a Cinematic Universe

A presentation by Christian Scheurer, Art Director/Visual Effects

Concept artists are architects of imaginary cities like Gotham City, Metropolis and Asgard. How will they shape reality with emerging technologies such as Augmented and Virtual Reality?

Gaming Grows Up: Capitalizing on IP and VR

Moderator: Hendrik Leser
President of the European Game Developer Foundation/Managing Director, Remote Control Productions

Panelists: 
Jens Hilgers, CEO, DOJO Madness / BitKraft (eSports)
Moritz Zumbühl, President and CEO, Blindflug Studios
Christian Scheurer, Award-Winning Concept Artist

How to increase revenue, reach, audience and long tail of IP through games? How are the film, television and gaming industries working together? What is this crazy eSports phenomenon? Learn about challenges and solutions in VR gaming!

BIRDLY® INSTALLATION

Birdly® is an immersive full body Virtual Reality experience that explores one of the oldest dreams of mankind: Flying like a bird. Producers Christine Vachon and Catherine Dussart, journalist Wendy Mitchell, and even legendary director Oliver Stone hopped on at Zurich Summit!

BREAKING THE RULES AND DISRUPTING BUSINESS MODELS: TECHNOLOGY IMPLICATIONS ON ART AND INNOVATION

Moderator: Sunny Dhillon, Co-founder and Principal, Signia Venture Partners

Panelists:
David C. Lee, Chief Corporate Development Officer, 451 Media Group
Steven Neubauer, Managing Director, NZZ
Max Rheiner, Co-Founder Somniacs
Robert Darwell, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

How are the latest developments in technology disrupting and re-defining the relationships between financiers, creators, buyers, distributors and customers? With the rise of virtual and augmented reality, crypto currencies, distribution platforms, mobile applications and more – this session will explore which trends have the most potential to shape new business models successfully.

THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THE MAGIC

A presentation by Professor Robert Sumner, Associate Director of Disney Research Zurich (DRZ)

HOW TO RELEASE AND GET YOUR FILM MADE: THE EVER CHANGING WORLD OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING

Moderator: Roeg Sutherland, Co-Head, Film Finance and Sales Group, Creative Artists Agency

Panelists: 
Michael Barker, Co-President & Co-Founder, Sony Pictures Classics
Scott Franklin, Producer, Protozoa Pictures
Patrick Wachsberger, Co-Chairman, Motion Picture Group, Lionsgate

How is traditional media fitting into the ever-shifting landscape of distribution? Concepts aiming to synchronize theatrical releases and VoD contest the idea of traditional theatrical windows. How will the future of distribution companies in Europe look like?

 

Speakers 2016

 
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