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Patrick Wachsberger, Christine Vachon, Tom Quinn, Michael Barker & Tom Bernard Among Headliners At Tomorrow’s Zurich Summit

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Former Lionsgate film chief Patrick Wachsberger, Carol producer Christine Vachon, Neon CEO Tom Quinn and SPC bosses Michael Barker and Tom Bernard will be among industry executives taking part in the Zurich Summit tomorrow [Saturday 24] in Switzerland.The Zurich Film Festival’s flagship industry event, an all-day confab about the state of the independent film business, will gather around 100 top film professionals.

Scroll down for the lineup and schedule in full.As the Zurich Summit’s official media partner, Deadline will be on the ground covering and moderating panels, as well as providing exclusive interviews with key executives via the Deadline Studio.

We’ll also have video from key panels.The conference kicks off with the discussion ‘How To Finance Independent Films In The Age Of Streamers’ and a panel comprising UTA agent Alex Brunner, Memento International/Paradise City CEO Emilie Georges, Walden Media president and CEO Frank Smith, Killer Films co-president Christine Vachon and Picture Perfect Federation founder Wachsberger.Other topics on the table will include transatlantic production, with Bert Hamelinck, head of films and global MD at Belgian-U.S.

film and TV group Caviar, CAA Media Finance’s Benjamin Kramer, Elysian Film Group CEO Danny Perkins and Hype Studios founder Ilya Stewart.Le Grisbi Production founder and president John Lesher, Kingsgate Films producer Greg Shapiro and European Film Academy CEO Matthijs Wouter Knol will be among those crystal ball gazing in a discussion entitled ‘What Does The Award Season Of The Future Look Like?’The pressing post-pandemic issue of ‘How To Find An Audience For Arthouse Films?’ will also be on the table with insights from Christian Bräuer, MD of top German indie

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