Hendrik Lesser

Hendrik Lesser

Hendrik Lesser is Managing Director of the Munich-based production house Remote Control Productions, which he founded in 2005. He is Executive Producer of the development studio Chimera Entertainment as well as President of the EGDF, the European Games Developer Federation and executive board member of the non-profit association “Videospielkultur e.V.”, which focuses on the political and academic acceptance of video games as goods of cultural value.  
Since 2005, he has been gradually building a network of development studios throughout Europe, which he has picked up at an early stage and developed into what they are today. The developer family now consists of more than a dozen companies, the biggest of which is Chimera Entertainment GmbH. Co-founded by Hendrik back in 2006, it is now a successful development studio with close to 50 employees and has developed more than 20 games, chief among them the global mega-hit "Angry Birds Epic" (85+ million downloads).

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Laura Lewis

Laura Lewis

Laura Lewis is an agent in the film finance and sales group at the Creative Artists Agency. She has worked on packaging and financing films including DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, THE IMITATION GAME, THE BUTLER, and STILL ALICE. Prior to joining CAA in 2010, she worked at Double L Media and Strategy where she advised private equity companies, producers, and investors on their feature film financing funds. She was previously the Director of Development at Ed Saxon Productions and a Creative Executive at Twentieth Century Fox. Laura graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Political Science and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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Tao Liu

Tao Liu

Tao Liu was from 2000-2008 President of Zhongqian Longde Culture Brokerage Ltd., which launched TV programs like An Ideal Couple, Behind the Vanity, and the spy thriller television series Harbin Enveloped in Darkness. Since 2008, he has been President of Huayi Brothers Artists Agency Ltd., which provides a variety of services for artists as well as strives to create an overall professional and systematic service platform for stars. In 2013, he acted as an independent producer for the first time, producing Love on the Cloud, which earned 300 million CNY at the box office. He also produced the programs Running Men, Three Dads, and is one of the investors in the TV program Ice Fantasy.

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Karen Lunder

Karen Lunder

As Executive Vice President of Production & Acquisitions at FilmNation Entertainment, Karen Lunder draws on her extensive studio and independent film background to oversee the development and production of many FilmNation production titles. Lunder most recently produced Marc Webb’s upcoming drama Gifted starring Chris Evans, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer and Jenny Slate. She executive produced Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction epic Arrival starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forrest Whitaker as well as the The Founder, directed by John Lee Hancock starring Michael Keaton which will both be released later this year. She also developed and co-produced Gavin Hood’s 2016 political thriller Eye In The Sky starring Helen Mirren. Upcoming projects that Lunder is overseeing for FilmNation include The Good House, an adaption of the best- selling novel to be directed by Jill Soloway for Meryl Streep & Robert DeNiro and The Robber, an action thriller that is being developed for JC Chandor.
Prior to joining FilmNation, Lunder was President of Production at Gil Netter Productions, where she developed and oversaw an ambitious slate of book adaptations including Marley and Me and The Blind Side. Prior to that she headed up development for Landscape Entertainment, building the company’s comedy business and producing several comedies including Betty Thomas’ teen comedy John Tucker Must Die. She began her career in New York at October Films, working on various independent films such as Todd Solondz's Happiness and Robert Duvall's The Apostle.

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Dan Maag

Dan Maag

Dan Maag has been producing theatrical feature films since 1999, including numerous English-language productions such as DEAD FISH (2004) starring Gary Oldman and Robert Carlyle, the internationally successful thriller OPEN WATER 2 (2006), as well as the drama STREETS OF RIO (2007). His German-language productions include No.1 box-office hits like MRS. ELLA, JOYS OF FATHERHOOD, or THE NANNY. In 2012, Dan became CEO of Pantaleon Entertainment AG, which he runs as chairman of the board since its conversion to a publicly held company. As chairman, he is responsible for the day-to-day business of Pantaleon Group.

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