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

 

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

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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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

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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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

 

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is the national airline of the UAE and has established itself as the world’s leading airline* in just 11 years. Etihad flies daily from Geneva and Zurich to over 104 destinations in the Middle East, Asia, and Australia via its hub in Abu Dhabi. Starting 6 July 2015, the state-of-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be flying between Zurich and Abu Dhabi. The new B787 aircraft will feature the most innovative and sophisticated cabins with 8 First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 199 Economy Smart Seats, offering superior levels of comfort, entertainment and inflight connectivity. Etihad’s guests can enjoy over 750 hours of on-demand TV, a dedicate Chef to provide customized meal and a Flying Nanny to look after the little ones. Etihad along with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI, participate in Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand that brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.
www.etihad.com

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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

 

DigitalSwitzerland

Cooperation Partner

digitalswitzerland is a cross-industry association created from the shared vision of its founding members to strengthen the country‘sposition as a digital hub and to project those benefits across the whole of Switzerland’s industries as for example in Fintech, Life Science, Fashion, Medtech, etc. As a sign of personal commitment and dedication, the founding members launched several initiatives, focusing on three key areas: attracting outstanding digital talent, helping existing companies master digital challenges and significantly strengthening the Swiss startup ecosystem.
www.digitalswitzerland.com

DCM

Industry Partner

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

NZZ

Media Partner

The NZZ has shaped the media industry in Switzerland since 1780. We stand for high-quality journalistic products and services and champion a liberal world view. We get to the heart of current affairs, heighten perception of the essential – and show the big picture. By doing so, we provide a foundation for the development of independent points of view and foster one of society's most valuable assets: critical public opinion. We ask the right questions, follow uncharted paths – and drive progress. For freedom in thinking and decisive action.
Website: www.nzz.ch | Advertising: www.nzzmediasolutions.ch

Alferano

Supporting Partner

Alferano made-to-measure clothing – a matter of style

Style may be a matter of dispute – having style, however, is undisputedly a major benefit. This means not only keeping your eyes open but also knowing, instinctively, who could assist you in refining your personal style.

As Switzerland’s market leader for made-to-measure menswear, Alferano Mode AG, domiciled in Zurich, can draw upon over twenty years of experience in matters of style. Alferano’s highly skilled manufacturers will tailor to your measurements fabrics produced in Europe’s leading weaving mills, thus ensuring that you make the best possible of impressions. Alferano, after all, is synonymous with outstanding customer service and wish fulfillment.

Alferano, for clothing that simply fits: suits, formal or relaxed; shirts; coats, and accessories – for business and leisure.
www.alferano.com

The Hollywood Reporter

 Media Partner

The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand. With in-depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news. Founded in 1930, The Hollywood Reporter reached an all-time high of 14.2 million individuals worldwide online in March 2014, and over 224,000 readers in its weekly magazine, delivering news to an audience of industry power players and consumers deeply invested in entertainment content. The Hollywood Reporter's platforms include an award-winning and ASME-nominated weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, tablet and iPad editions, social media, and branded events.
www.hollywoodreporter.com