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Film Finance Forum


Zurich Film Festival: Film Finance Forum for the first time in Switzerland.

Topic: Funding in the film industry

The Film Finance Forum will take place for the first time in Switzerland on September 25, 2010. The following questions will be discussed within the framework of the Zurich Film Festival at the Dolder Grand Hotel:

  • How to best invest in film?
  • How can film investment risk be effectively reduced to a minimum?
  • How does structural transformation in digital technology impact the film industry and how does it affect the value added?
  • How do the challenges met by the film industry influence financial and strategic trends across the whole media sector?
  • Chances and risks of 3D products, new channels of distribution such as Video on Demand
  • and much more

The Film Finance Forum is an annual event that has taken place in Los Angeles, New York and Cannes Film Festival. The Forum aims on the one hand at potential investors in the finance industry, and on the other hand at the film and entertainment branch, such as film grant funders, distributors, producers and worldwide sales and marketing.

The list of speakers include top-class names:

  • Bernhard Burgener (CEO, Constantin Medien AG) – Key Note Speaker
  • Dr. Carl L. Woebcken (Präsident und CEO, Studio Babelsberg)
  • Ulrich Bruckner (Head of Acquisitions, Sony Pictures International)
  • Margrit Staerk (Director Acquisitions, ZDF)
  • Leon Clarance (Investment Director, Octopus Investments)
  • Judith Chan (Senior Manager, Coutts and Co.)
  • Roeg Sutherland (Film Finance Agent, Creative Artists Agency)
  • Stewart Till (CEO, Icon Entertainment Group)
  • and much more

Information here.