DCM

DCM

DCM was founded in 2008 by Dario Suter, Christoph Daniel and Marc Schmidheiny – all three of whom hail from Switzerland – and started off as a film production company. When in 2010 Joel Brandeis joined the partners who gave the company its name, DCM became a Swiss quartet. Following the production of its first feature film, DCM decided to get involved in film distribution and, in 2011, acquired the Berlin-based film distribution company, Delphi Filmverleih, together with its existing team. In 2013 DCM extended its distribution business to Switzerland where it is managed by Stephanie Candinas. DCM’s first success as distributors came in 2012 with the award-winning film The Artist. “The most beautiful film of the past decade” (Stern magazine) captivated almost 700,000 cinema-goers in Germany alone. The Artist received five Oscars®, three Golden Globes® and numerous other awards. Today, in addition to its own productions, DCM continues to bring national and international productions to cinema screens.
www.dcmworld.com

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Head

Supporting Partner

In 1947 aeronautical engineer Howard Head skied for the first time and although he enjoyed the experience felt let down by the heavy equipment. Over the next three years he applied his Harvard degree in sciences and knowledge of lightweight aviation materials to the re-invention of the ski and in so doing would revolutionize mountain riding.

His sandwich aluminium ski, the first of its kind, made skiing accessible to a new breed of recreational skiers and reset the bar on the speed, control and performance at a professional level. Competition success, including a medal at the 1964 Olympics, in Innsbruck, Austria, followed, as did the global popularity of HEAD skis and the ski industry was forever changed. 

This drive to create sports equipment that benefits both sports and participants lives on at HEAD BV. Through what we call the Intelligence Loop we rethink, refine and perfect sports equipment and apparel, so that the experience and ability of our consumers is always getting better.

HEAD BV is comprised of five divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving, Sportswear and Licensing. And our brands include HEAD (alpine skis, ski bindings, ski boots, snowboard and protection products, tennis, racquetball, paddle and squash racquets, tennis balls and tennis footwear, sportswear and swimming products), Penn (tennis balls and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings) and Mares (diving equipment).

Across all disciplines we believe that innovative technical sports equipment and apparel delivers results for sportspeople of all abilities, whether the measure of success is Olympic Gold or making first turns on the mountain easier.

This is sport the HEAD BV way
www.head.com

Facing East Entertainment

Industry Partner

Facing East, a production and financing company based in Hong Kong, Beijing and Zurich, was formed in 2016 by Markus Barmettler and Philip Lee, executive producers of the Academy Award® winning THE REVENANT. The veteran duo, who boast over 20 productions between them, including CLOUD ATLAS, HERO, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON and PURPLE MOUNTAIN, were instrumental in developing the multi picture agreement between Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Company and New Regency. Facing East has since increased its capital base and financing capabilities, with support from HSBC and several Mainland Chinese banks.  Facing East’s plan is to produce three or four large scale productions every two years, in addition to continuing its relationship with New Regency and making ad hoc investments in smaller projects. Beside the $100 million epic sci-fi INVERSION, directed by Katja von Garnier, starring Jack Huston, Samuel L. Jackson and Liu Yifei, the slate includes environmental three part sci-fi SHIPBREAKER, DROWNED CITIES and TOOL OF WAR based on books by Paolo Bacigalupi, written and to be directed by Paul Haggis.
Facing East most recently invested in DER HAUPTMAN (THE CAPTAIN), a German language film directed by Robert Schwentke (FLIGHTPLAN, INSURGENT, THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9th.

ICT for Peace

Charity Partner

The ICT4Peace Foundation aims to enhance the performance of the international community in using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) including social media, to save lives in humanitarian crisis, support peace building operations as well as human rights protection and democracy processes. It explores and fosters the innovative and integrated use of ICTs through research, advocacy, advisory, training, information management and technology development.
www.ict4peace.org

Lee & Thompson LLP

Industry Partner

Lee & Thompson is one of the UK’s leading law firms for individuals and businesses in the media, entertainment and creative industries. With 22 lawyers, the firm's Film & Television Group is acknowledged as being the largest legal team in Europe working in the creative audio-visual sector. A one-stop shop for all things film and TV, the Group's expertise, commercial nous and technical skill spans every stage of the process from the development, financing and production of theatrical feature films and television productions through to worldwide exploitation on multiple platforms. Representing many award-winning producers and some of the industry’s best-known financiers, distributors, sales agents and government bodies, the team is recognised internationally as a being at the top of its game.
www.leeandthompson.com

 

MME Legal

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MME Legal | Tax | Compliance is an innovative Swiss enterprise offering comprehensive professional consultancy and litigation services in all legal, tax and compliance matters. MME has offices in Zurich and Zug, both situated in the most important economic zone of Switzerland, the Greater Zurich Area.

MME assists, supports and represents companies and individuals in all business and business-related private matters. Our strength is our focus on a direct partner/client-relationship. MME professionals assist clients personally, comprehensively, candidly and determinedly - in Switzerland and abroad. MME’s expert advisors have established and maintain a broad network of sophisticated specialists all over the world, and we deal with our clients’ challenges worldwide.

MME services are efficient, in time and to the point. Besides our three core areas, legal, tax and compliance, the firm’s professionals also offer services in many special fields. Our partners are recognized and reputed experts in their fields of practice (e.g. digital finance & blockchain, private clients, IT-outsourcing, transport & logistics, corporate succession, VAT & customs, international insolvency, compliance audits, live entertainment, dispute resolution and arbitration, good governance, setting-up headquarter operations, etc.). In all areas, MME professionals thrive to provide practical and cost-effective solutions to their clients, aimed at sustainably improving their business needs, or their private business challenges.

Sheppard Mullin

Sheppard Mullin

Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with 750 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm's Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice is consistently recognized among the top entertainment law practices, most recently being named "Practice Group of The Year" in 2015 by Law360. In addition, the group was recently ranked in the top tier by Chambers USA the U.S. Legal 500 and Media law International. Many other publications and organizations have also recognized the group and its individual members as leading lawyers in their fields, including U.S. News & World Report, the editors of Law and Politics ("Super Lawyers"), the National Law Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, The Daily Journal, Corporate INTLMagazine, Interactive Age, and the prestigious Burton Awards (granted in conjunction with the Library of Congress). Our full-service multi-disciplinary group represents major motion picture studios, television networks, independent producers, new media companies, financial institutions, investors, financiers and other institutional and individual entertainment, media and convergence clients.We have been involved in some of the most significant and high profile matters in the industry.
www.sheppardmullin.com

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SingularDTV

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SingularDTV is a block chain entertainment studio laying the foundation for a decentralized entertainment industry. It is a decentralized and tokenized content creating and distributing platform that will create, acquire and distribute film and television content in an innovative way, generating revenue for its token holders in a completely transparent and decentralized manner. By building the future of rights management, project funding, and peer-to-peer distribution, SingularDTV’s platform empowers artists and creators with powerful tools to manage projects from development to distribution. www.singularDTV.com

Women in Film and Television Germany

Cooperation Partner

WIFT Germany

Women in Film & Television Germany is a business network for women working in the Film, Television, and Digital Media industries.

Through our high-profile industry events, trainings and film screenings we are connecting women in the entertainment industry and provide a platform for exchange, collegial support and professional collaboration. Our advocacy is dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women in this industry. We are hosting annual events during the Berlinale, the International Women Film Festival in Dortmund, the Sound_Track Cologne, the Filmfest Hamburg and Munich. International partnerships include the Zurich Summit and Marché du Film in Cannes. WIFT Germany is official member of WIFT International, a global network of more than 14.000 women united in 40 international chapters.

SWAN

Cooperation Partner

SWAN Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network was funded in 2016 and counts more than a thousand members. SWAN’s mission is to connect women and interested men of the audiovisual industry and cooperate with other networks and organizations ; to support the role and position of women in Swiss and international cinema, television and other audiovisual media ; to enable exchange – with an online platform (search and offer), as well as with live events and networking occasions; to provide gender relevant information about the film industry on all kinds of levels, from Switzerland and internationally.
www.swanassociation.ch