Magazine article Screen International

Christoph Waltz, Marc Forster Set for Zurich Summit

Magazine article Screen International

Christoph Waltz, Marc Forster Set for Zurich Summit

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This year's Zurich Summit (Sept 26-27) is to feature keynotes from Thomas Ebeling, CEO of German media giant ProSiebenSat.1, Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz and Quantum of Solace and World War Z director Marc Forster.

The annual conference - which takes place at the Dolder Grand Hotel during the Zurich Film Festival - will also feature speakers including Anonymous Content CEO Steve Golin, Wanda executive Jack Gao, Birdman producer John Lesher, Black Swan producer Brian Oliver and CAA co-head of finance and sales Roeg Sutherland.

Discussions will include corporate partnerships, content production, financing, distribution and marketing strategies.

Zurich Summit is organised by Winston Baker and Zurich Film Festival.

Speakers include:

* Damir Bandalo, founder/CEO, Superpopcorn

* Marc Butan, founder, MadRiver Pictures

* William Feng, GM/chief rep, China, Motion Picture Association

* Conrad Fritsch, founder/CEO, Tape.tv

* Jack Gao, GVP/CEO, international investments and business developments, Wanda Cultural Industry Group

* Alexis Garcia, partner, global finance and distribution, WME Entertainment

* Steve Golin, founder/CEO, Anonymous Content

* Phil Hunt, co-MD, Bankside Films/Head Gear Films

* Georges Kern, CEO, IWC

* Lenard Krawinkel, founder/CEO, Zoobe

* John Lesher, principal, Le Grisbi Productions

* Hendrik Lesser, MD, Remote Control Productions and president of European Games Developer Federation

* Laura Lewis, finance and sales agent, CAA

* Tao Liu, president, Huayi Brothers

* Dan Maag, CEO, Pantaleon Entertainment

* Christos Michaels, partner, Lee & Thompson

* Brian Oliver, president, Cross Creek Pictures

* Antony Root, EVP, original programming and production, HBO Europe

* Marc Rosen, exec producer, SENSE8

* Thorsten Schumacher, MD, HanWay Films

* Daniel Steinman, co-president/CEO, Black Bear Pictures

* Dario Suter, co-founder/MD, DCM

* Roeg Sutherland, co-head of finance and fales, CAA

* Sam Toles, head of gobal content acquisitions, Vimeo

* Elke Walthelm, SVP, Partner Channels, Sky Deutschland

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