Conrad Fritzsch was born in 1969 in Berlin. After studying directing at the Film Academy Babelsberg, he founded the advertising agency Fritzsch & Mackat in 1993 and served as creative director. In 2008, he and Stephanie Renner launched the online music station tape.tv, and he has since become the company's CEO. The Vision: Music Television for the digital age. tape.tv combines the simplicity of television with the power of the internet. tape.tv provides each user personalized music television with just a few clicks. Since summer 2015, the tape.tv app is now available in 30 European countries.Read More
Founded in 1996, Point Prod specializes in audiovisual productions of all formats (features, documentaries, flux, magazines, TV, news). In 2005, the company created a development and production unit for features (television and cinema) led by Jean-Marc Fröhle. Point Prod has meanwhile become a major player in the field of feature development, production and co-production in Switzerland and Europe, in cooperation with Swiss and European broadcasters. Since 2011, Jean-Marc Fröhle developed and produced five successful original series. Last productions : « Anomalia" (2015) and "Banking district » ( 2017, https://vimeo.com/232006756). « Winter Palace » is his next show in development.
Jack Q. Gao has been Group Vice President and CEO, International Investments and Business Developments, Beijing Wanda Cultural Industry Group since June 2015. He served in various senior executive and board positions for media and techonology companies, including President and General Manager of Microsoft China and is currently a board member of Beijing Weiying (WeChat Film) Co. As CEO of NWS China Investments and Star TV China Co., he directed strategy, government relations, business developments, investments and Star TV’s overall sales, distribution and operations. Dr. Gao holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology and the University of California, Los Angeles.Read More
Alexis Garcia is a partner at WME where he focuses on financing, packaging and sourcing distribution for film and television projects in addition to consulting for corporate clients in the industry. Prior to joining Endeavor in 2006, he practiced entertainment law at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and O’Melveny & Myers. Alexis earned his J.D. in 2002 from UCLA where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Entertainment Law Review and sat on the UCLA Law Review. Among recent films Alexis has worked on are EVEREST, ME & EART & THE DYING GIRL, the upcoming THE SEA OF TREES from Gus Van Sant. SILENCE from Martin Scorsese and THE NICE GUYS from Shane Black starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.Read More
Swiss film-maker living in Burkina Faso, Berni Goldblat has been directing, editing, producing and distributing films since 15 years. In 2000, he co-founds CINOMADE an association aimed at creating and disseminating visual awareness-raising tools.
He establishes Les Films du Djabadjah, an independent production company in Burkina Faso. Following a feature fiction, MOKILI which he directs, he goes on with THE HILLSIDE CROWD, a documentary feature selected at 52 festivals and internationally awarded. Berni is a Jury member of the African Oscars The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), he trains documentary script-writing for young African authors and is right now finalizing an animated film. Since 2012 Berni leads the international struggle to save Ciné Guimbi (www.cineguimbi.org).
Yu Gong founded iQIYI.com in 2010. Today, iQIYI is one of the most famous online television and film portals in China. After the merger with PPS in May 2013, iQIYI became China’s leading online video platform. In 1999, Gong became founder and CEO of focus. cn, a Chinese real estate website, which was acquired by sohu.com shortly after. At Sohu, Inc. he quickly advanced from VP to SVP and COO. In 2009, he joined umessage.com, a telephone hotline service ("12580") supported by China Mobile as COO. The same year he joined the company and under his leadership, it achieved profitability. Gong holds a Ph.D. in Automation Control Theory and its Applications from Tsinghua University.Read More
Steve Golin is the founder of Anonymous Content, a development, production and management company. He has developed a reputation for cultivating artistic freedom while maintaining commercial viability, working across feature films, television, commercials, music videos, and new media. He is the producer of over 40 film and television projects, including Babel, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, which was honoured with Golden Globe and Oscar nominations and won the Golden Globe for Best Picture and Best Director at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Other highlights include Being John Malkovich (1999) directed by Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).Read More
Jonah Greenberg is the Managing Director of CAA China at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Based in Beijing, Greenberg and his colleagues represent many of the most accomplished directors, producers, writers, and talent working in China. In addition, Greenberg helps guide and execute the agency’s strategy in developing cross-border opportunities for clients in the international marketplace. Prior to joining CAA in 2005, Greenberg was a production executive at Beijing-based Ming Productions. He graduated from Reed College with a degree in Chinese literature after two years of language and dramatic studies at Capital Normal University and the Central Drama Academy in Beijing.Read More
Sunnie is the founder and Managing Partner of Inspire 925, a consultancy specialized in employee engagement and digital innovation. Recent mandates include building up digitalswitzerland, the country's biggest cross-industry association that aims to make Switzerland a leading digital innovation hub of Europe. She is also a board member of the Swiss engineering company HHM Group and the Swiss Foundation Pro Zukunftsfonds Schweiz. She has been selected by Women in Business for their Top 40 under 40 list and recognized by Handelszeitung in their "Top 50 Who is Who in Digital Switzerland”. She holds an Economics degree from Yale University.
Ed Guiney heads Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Current productions include Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE, THE FAVOURITE also directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and Lenny Abrahamson’s THE LITTLE STRANGER. Recent productions include ROOM which was nominated for four Academy Awards®. Other recent productions include Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE LOBSTER, which won the Jury Prize in Cannes and was nominated for an Academy Award® Original Screenplay. Guiney’s other production credits include FRANK, WHAT RICHARD DID, GARAGE and ADAM & PAUL (all directed by Lenny Abrahamson), SHADOW DANCER (James Marsh), THE GUARD (John Michael McDonagh), OMAGH (Pete Travis) and THE MAGDALENE SISTERS (Peter Mullan).
Wei Han is the founder and the CEO of Bliss Media Ltd., a production and distribution company with its HQ in Shanghai and subsidiary office in Los Angeles. A former investment banker and media sector M&A expert, she has dedicated herself to pioneering a business model that seeks to bring to the global film industry to the booming Chinese market, and the flourishing Chinese film industry to the world. Wei Han is also actively involved in the financing and production of international feature films. She is currently producing the action picture S.M.A.R.T. Chase: Fire and Earth, starring Orlando Bloom, and is also developing Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari and Christophe Gans’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.Read More
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, iGroove
Jens Hilgers is the Founder and CEO of DOJO Madness, a big data company in eSports focusing on coaching and training tools for gamers and eSports fans. Since graduating with a degree in software development in the late 90’s, Jens founded and led multiple startups in tech, games, and foremost, the eSports business. In 2000, he founded Turtle Entertainment. As CEO for ten years, Jens grew the company into the world's most prestigious eSports brand and, along with it, paved the way for eSports to go mainstream. In 2010, he transitioned to Chairman of the Board. After relocating to Berlin in 2011, Jens began to actively invest in and support startups in the gaming space. In addition to leading DOJO Madness, Jens invests in eSports companies with his investment vehicle BITKRAFT.Read More
Phil Hunt is the founder and Co-Managing Director of Bankside Films and Head Gear Films, which is now one of the UK’s biggest financiers, having invested $40m in 30 films in the past 12 months. Other aspects of his career include being a BAFTA member and mentor to NFTS producing students and others.
Over the past 26 years, Ruben Igielko-Herrlich, founding partner of The Propaganda Company, has served as a vanguard for the entertainment marketing industry with his ventures Propaganda GEM and PREVA Media residing under the group’s umbrella. In May 2016, Propaganda GEM became a fully owned subsidiary of the Wanda Cinema Line. Globally, the company is acknowledged as being one of the pioneers of branded entertainment, recognizing and developing innovative communication tools for global corporations by associating them with various forms of media. Igielko-Herrlich is credited with such dominating placements as the memorable Nokia integrations in both THE MATRIX and TRANSFORMERS and the impressive BMW integrations and promotional tie-ins with MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION, just to name a few.
Kim Jackson is the Co-Founder and President of Entertainment at SingularDTV. Prior to creating SingularDTV she served as a Producer and President of Evotion Media (formerly Streetwise Pictures), where she spearheaded the NYC-based film production company investor relations and award-winning production services for feature films. An accomplished producer, she began her career in Los Angeles at Disney/Touchstone, and has been intimately involved in numerous productions, including MUNICH directed by Steven Spielberg, CLICK directed by Frank Coraci and INSIDE MAN directed by Spike Lee. Kim studied Biochemistry and Environmental Science at Simmons College in Boston, and is an adjunct professor at the The New School University in Manhattan teaching "The Producers Craft", when she is not involved in a production. Ms. Jackson is honored to serve as a judge for the Student Academy Awards, Daytime Emmys and as a jury member for numerous student film festivals in New York.
Bill Johnson is a Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Lotus Entertainment. Since 2003, Johnson has produced, executive produced or arranged financing and international sales on over 40 films including recent titles THE GREY (Liam Neeson), KILLING THEM SOFTLY (Brad Pitt) and Oscar Nominated THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT.Read More
David Jourdan is Executive Vice President of International Business Development and Operations at IM Global, where he oversees relationships with strategic partners across Asia and Latin America.Read More
Dominik Kaiser is a serial entrepreneur. He successfully established 3 Plus Group AG as the biggest private TV channel group in Switzerland. He currently runs it and the TV production company Elevator Group AG as CEO and Chairman. Among other things, he produced several TV shows and a film, launched two music labels, established an adver- tising agency, co-promoted one of the biggest one-day events in Europe with one million attendees and ran a music television channel in Germany. Kaiser started his first company at the age of sixteen. He was awarded the Swiss Economic Award in 2009 and many gold and platinum awards for his records.Read More