SaTURDAY, September 26 2015


08:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
09:00 Welcoming Remarks

Steven Gätjen, Summit Host
Karl Spoerri, Summit Chair and Artistic Director Zurich Film Festival
Amy Baker, Summit Co-Chair, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Winston Baker

09:15 Evolution of the Traditional Television Network Business

Marc Rosen, Executive Producer, SENSE8
Steve Golin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Anonymous Content
Elke Walthelm, Senior Vice President Partner Channels, Sky Deutschland
Antony Root, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, HBO Europe

10:00 MEDIA KEYNOTE: The Future of the European Media Industry

Thomas Ebeling, Chief Executive Officer, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG

10:30 The Rise of Studio Independents

Daniel Steinman, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer, Black Bear Pictures
Roeg Sutherland, Co-Head of Finance and Sales, Creative Artists AgencyHow Startups are Shaping the Future of Entertainment

11:00 How Startups are Shaping the Future of Entertainment

Dario Suter, Co-Founder & Managing Director, DCM
Damir Bandalo, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Superpopcorn
Conrad Fritzsch, Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
Lenard Krawinkel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zoobe
Sam Toles, Head of Global Content Acquisitions and Business Development, Vimeo

11:45 Coffee Break
12:00 IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN talks to Marc Forster and Christoph Waltz

Georges Kern, Chief Executive Officer, IWC Schaffhausen
Karl Spoerri, Artistic Director, Zurich Film Festival; Chairman, Zurich Summit

Networking Luncheon

13:45 Re-Defining Film Production and Distribution Strategies

Laura Lewis, Agent, Creative Artists Agency
Marc Butan, Founder, MadRiver Pictures
Eben Davidson, Senior Vice President of Production and Acquisitions, Paramount Pictures
John Lesher, Principal, Le Grisbi Productions
Christos Michaels, Partner, Lee & Thompson LLP
Brian Oliver, President, Cross Creek Pictures
Thorsten Schumacher, Managing Director, HanWay Films

15:00 Emerging Film Financing Structures for Co-Productions

Alexis Garcia, Partner, Global Finance & Distribution, WME Entertainment
Phil Hunt, Co-Managing Director, Bankside Films and Head Gear Films
Dan Maag, Chief Executive Officer, Pantaleon Entertainment AG

15:30 Coffee Break

15:45 GAMING KEYNOTE: The (Not So) New Kids on the Block

Hendrik Lesser, Managing Director, Remote Control Productions and President of European Games Developer Federation

16:15 Emerging Giants in China’s Entertainment Industry

William Feng, Country General Manager & Chief Representative, China, Motion Picture Association
Tao Liu, President, Huayi Brothers Artists Agency
Jack Q. Gao, Group Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Int’l Investments and Business Developments, Wanda Cultural Industry Group

17:00 Summit Concludes

Filmscreening: Gala Premiere

21:00 COLONIA von Florian Gallenberger


SUNDAY, September 27 2015


09:00 16:00 Charity Tennis Tournament

In the fresh morning air, speakers and guests pick up their tennis rackets for a good cause: ZURICH SUMMIT supports the enhanced application of Information Communications Technology for global crisis management. Great prizes are in store for the winners of the tournament.

Exclusive Zurich Summit Dinner 


19:00 Summit Dinner

The exclusive dinner with casual vibe invites networking between speakers, members, and star guests of Zurich Film Festival.

22:00 Summit Afterparty

London's DJ STEWIE leads into the nightlife with his electrifying tunes...