Conference Day

Saturday, September 29, 2018
09.00 – 18.00 | The Dolder Grand Gallery


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09:00-09:30
Registration and Coffee 

 


 

Virtual Reality Experience
09.00-18.00

Grab a headset and enter the "Haunted Mansion" an interactive Virtual Reality Experience from Cloudscape in the middle of our Conference Room, runs all day.

 

09:30-09.35

Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

Karl Spoerri, Stefan Lendi

 


 

09:35-09:50

How to be relevant in an oversaturated World

Speaker: Jonathan King (President of Narrative Film & Television | Participant Media)

 

09:50-10:15

What’s all the fuss about Television? Or is Television killing the Movie Star?

Speakers: Bea Hegedus (Vice President | Global Scripted Content ITV Studios GE), Robert Franke (VP | ZDFE.drama), Stéphane Mitchell (Screenwriter)

 

10:15-10:40

HOW TO KEEP TV ALIVE BY BUYING RIGHT?

Speakers: Rüdiger Böss (Executive Vice President Group Content Acquisitions & Sales | ProSiebenSat.1 Group)
Moderator: Wendy Mitchell (Journalist | Moderator | Film Festival Consultant)


10:40-11:00 – NETWORKING BREAK


 
 

11:00-11:20

BIG DATA, THE NEW STRANGER IN TOWN

Speakers: DR. SEBASTIAN WERNICKE (Chief Data Scientist | ONE LOGIC)

 

11:20-11:45

BEHIND THE POWERFUL AGENCY CURTAIN

Speakers: Luke Rodgers (Agent | Creative Artists Agency - CAA), Alex Brunner (Agent | UTA‘s Independent Film Group), Sophie Dolan (Film & TV Manager | 42)
Moderator: Robert Darwell (Senior Partner | Sheppard Mullin)

 

11:50-12:15

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN FILMED CONTENT: HOW AI WILL BECOME THE NEXT-GENERATION DECISION MAKER AND STORYTELLER

Speakers: Nadira Azermai (CEO | ScriptBook), Michiel Ruelens (ScriptBook)

 

12:20-13:20 – NETWORKING LUNCHEON


 

13:20-13:35

CLIFF MARTINEZ AND THE ART OF MUSIC FOR FILM: KEYNOTE INTERVIEW BY PHIL HOPE OF CUTTING EDGE.

Speaker: Cliff Martinez (Film Composer)
Moderator: Phil Hope (Managing Director | Cutting Edge Music)

 

13:40-14:10

CONTENT WAS KING. IS KING. WILL ALWAYS BE KING.

Speakers: John Lesher (Founder & President | Le Grisbi Productions), Thomas Benski (CEO & Co-Founder | Pulse Films), Greg Shapiro (Academy Award® winning producer)
Moderator: Sarah Schweitzman (Media Finance Agent at Creative Artists Agency - CAA)

 

14:10-14:30

THE ART OF STAYING AHEAD IN AN EVER CHANGING MARKET – A CONVERSATION WITH PATRICK WACHSBERGER

Speaker: Patrick Wachsberger (Producer & Founder | Picture Perfect Entertainment)
Moderator: Roeg Sutherland (Head | Creative Artists Agency – CAA)

 

14:30-14:50 – NETWORKING BREAK


 

14:50-15:10

WHAT IS THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION TODAY?

Speakers: Tom Quinn (CEO & Founder | NEON), Michael Barker (Co-President & Co-Founder | Sony Pictures Classics), Angus Sutherland (VP | New Republic Pictures)
Moderator: Maren Olson (Media Finance Agent | Creative Artists Agency – CAA)

 

15:10-15:30

SECRET CINEMA. TELL NO ONE.

Speakers: Fabien Riggall (Founder & Chief Creative Officer | Secret Cinema)

 

15:30-15:40

CINEMAS AND VOD: INCREASING CUSTOMER LOYALTY WITH DIGITAL OFFERINGS

Speaker: Phillipp Hoffmann (Founder & Managing Director | Rushlake Media GmbH)

 

15:40-16:10

SETTING UP A MOVIE TODAY: AVOIDING THE TREACHERY OF INDIE FINANCE

Speaker: Helen-Lee Kim, Isabelle Stewart (Head of Acquisitions | Protagonist Pictures), Jonathan Kier (President of International Sales & Distribution | Sierra/Affinit)
Moderator: Christos Michaels (Head of Film | Lee & Thompson)

 

16:10-16:25

A CONVERSATION WITH JENNIFER FOX AND TARA GRACE

Speaker: Jennifer Fox (Director | Writer | Producer), Tara Grace (Senior Vice President | HBO Films)
Moderator: Wendy Mitchell (Journalist | Moderator | Film Festival Consultant)

 

16:30-17:00

PRODUCING AND CO-PRODUCING AGAINST STEREOTYPES

Speakers: Sedika Mojadidi (Independent filmmaker | producer), Elizabeth Karlsen (Producer & Co-Director | Number 9 Films), Gabriel Baur (Director | Author | Producer), Elena Pedrazzoli (Producer | Peacock Film)
Moderator: Anke Beining (Utofilm)

 

17:00-17:15

International ZFF Series Awards

Followed by a Closing Cocktail

 

Side Events

Sunday, September 30, 2018
11.00 – open end

Our Side Events guarantee a vibrant experience and an ideal opportunity for networking. Mingle with filmmakers and investors, win prizes for a good cause at the Charity Tennis Tournament and enjoy the exciting atmosphere at the Zurich Summit Dinner & After Party.

TENNIS TOURNEMENT
11.00 – 16.00 | Tennis Club At the Dolder Grand

Summit DINNER
19.30 - 23.00 | Restaurant terrasse

SUMMIT AFTER PARTY
22.30 - 2.00 | Bar terrasse