INDUSTRY LEADERS. RELEVANT TOPICS.

Our keynote presentations and panel discussions feature a diverse lineup of creative industry leaders and innovators. Get high-level insight, inspiration, and perspective from people who've changed the game.


Conference Day

Saturday, September 28, 2019
09.00 – 18.00
The Dolder Grand

At the Conference Day our speakers present keynotes and panels covering topics with a focus on film, technology and business. The presentations and discussions are accompanied by a welcoming breakfast, networking luncheon and several coffee breaks to connect with the other participants.

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AGENDA

9.00 – 9.30: Registration
9.30 – 9.40: Welcoming Remarks (Hosts: Wendy Mitchell & Christoph Gröner / Chairman: Karl Spoerri)


THE SHEEP TALK
9.40 – 10.10
Richard Phelan
(Aardman Animations, Director)
Will Becher (Aardman Animations, Director)


LA SUISSE EXISTE
10.10 – 10.40
Speaker: Gilles Marchand (SRG SSR – Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, Director General)
Speaker: Nathalie Wappler (SRF – Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Director)
Moderator: Christian Jungen (Zurich Film Festival, Senior Programmer)


GLOBALIZATION OF TV CONTENT
10.40 – 11.20
Moderator: Luke Rodgers (wiip Studios, Motion Picture Executive)
Speaker: Robert Lazar (Marathon Management, Founder)
Speaker: Whitney Sudler-Smith (Vainglorious Productions, Founder)


Coffee Break


SATE OF INTERNATIONAL SALES
11:40 –  12.20
Moderator: Roeg Sutherland (Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Co-Head, Media Finance)
Speaker: Patrick Wachsberger (Picture Perfect Entertainment, Producer & Founder)
Speaker: Thorsten Schumacher (Rocket Science, CEO)
Speaker: Vincent Maraval (Wild Bunch International, Co-Founder, Executive | IMR International, Co-Founder, Executive)
Speaker: Alex Brunner (UTA's Independent Film Group, Agent)


HOW TO DEVELOP FOR THE GLOBAL MARKET 
12.20 – 13.00
Moderator: Sarah Schweitzman (Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Agent, Media Finance)
Speaker: Rodrigo Teixeira (RT FEATURES, Founder and Producer)
Speaker: Malte Grunert (Amusement Park Films, Founder)
Speaker: Angus Sutherland (New Republic Pictures, VP Production)


LUNCH BREAK


GLOBAL LANDSCAPE OF INDEPENDENT FILM AND HOW IT AFFECTS THE FINANCE PLAN 
14.00 – 14.30
Moderator: Benjamin Kramer (Creative Artists Agency (CAA, Co-Head, Media Finance)
Speaker: Scott Franklin (Protozoa Pictures, Producer)
Speaker: Greg Shapiro (Kingsgate Films, Founder & Producer)
Speaker: John Lesher (Le Grisbi Productions, Founder & President)


LOCAL FOR LOCAL… LOCAL FOR GLOBAL
14.30 – 15.10
Moderator: Colin Brady (Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Director of International Corporate Development)
Speaker: Jean-Yves Roubin (Frakas Production, Producer)
Speaker: Vania Schlogel (Atwater Capital, CEO and Founder)
Speaker: Dede Nickerson (Huanxi Media, Advisor and Producer)


HUNT FOR TALENT
15.10 – 15.50
Moderator: Matthias Braun (Lacore Rechtsanwälte, Berlin, Partner and Head of Entertainment Practice)
Speaker: Sigrid Narjes (Above the Line, Managing Director)
Speaker: Datta Dave (Tulsea, Partner)
Speaker: Rena Ronson (UTA Independent Film Group, Partner, Head of Independent Film Group)


BBC FILMS: WHY PUBLIC SERVICE IN FILMMAKING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER 
15.50 - 16.20
Speaker: Rose Garnett (BBC Films, Director)
Moderator: Wendy Mitchell (Journalist, Moderator, Film Festival Consultant)


COFFEE BREAK


STREAMING WAR
16.40 – 17.20
Moderator: Benjamin Kramer (Creative Artists Agency (CAA, Co-Head, Media Finance)
Speaker: Kim Magnusson (Dansk Film Kompagni, CEO and Producer)
Speaker: Carole Scotta (Haut et Court, CEO & Producer, Executive)
Speaker: Oliver Hirschbiegel (Filmmaker)


THE TRUE HISTORY OF DEVELOPING
17.20 – 17.50
Moderator: Maren Olson (Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Agent, Media Finance)
Speaker: Emilie Georges (Memento Films International/La Cinéfacture, CEO, International Sales, Producer)
Speaker: Ollie Madden (Film4, Head of Creative)


Conclusion by Wendy Mitchell & Christoph Gröner
17.50 - 18.00


 

TENNIS TOURNEMENT

Sunday, September 29, 2019
11.00 – open end
Tennis Club, The Dolder Grand

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.

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DINNER & AFTER PARTY

Sunday, September 29, 2019
19.30 – open end
RESTAURANT TERRASSE, BAR TERRASSE

Dine with some of the most influential Hollywood producers, investors and agents. Get exclusive insight into the work of film industry executives,
while enjoying a fine dinner in the heart of Zurich. Join the DJ battle with industry executives and filmmakers at the Summit After Party.

 

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