Whether in mainstream or independent film, Woody Harrelson’s charismatic acting talent has the power to impress both critics and viewers alike. Born in Texas in 1961, Harrelson first captured the world’s attention in the U.S. American sitcom CHEERS. He garnered his first Academy Award nomination for his role as Hustler founder Larry Flynt in Miloš Forman’s film THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT (1997). Harrelson’s unmistakeable acting style, such as can be seen in his role as the alcoholic mentor in the hit series THE HUNGER GAMES, ...Read More
Olivier Assayas is one of the most distinguished figures in present-day European cinema. Operating beyond all narrative standards, his films are characterised by an unquenchable curiosity and span an enormous array of aesthetic expression. Fascinated by the punk and pop cultures and painting, all of which now influence his work, Assayas initially worked as a critic for the French magazine „Cahiers du Cinéma“ before turning his hand to filmmaking. Among the most important titles by this tireless cinematic explorer are the autobiographically inspired...Read More
Born 1971 in Scotland, Ewan McGregor achieved worldwide critical acclaim in 1996 when he played the emaciated heroin addict Renton in director Danny Boyle’s film TRAINSPOTTING. He landed the largest role of his career and set the international film community of fire when he signed on as Jedi Master Obi-Wan-Kenobi in STAR WARS: EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999). His impressive acting career has seen him collaborate with such renowned directing greats as Ridley Scott for BLACK HAWK DOWN (2001) and Roman Polanski for THE GHOST WRITER (2010). In addition to his numerous other awards, McGregor has also received Golden Globe nominations for his roles in MOULIN ROUGE! (2001) and SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN (2011). This „ZFF Masters“ session sees Ewan McGregor talk about his acting career and his directorial debut AMERICAN PASTORAL.
Tobias Weber and Baptiste Planche are entrepreneurs exploring new ways of cinematic storytelling. Tobias Weber studied filmmaking at the London Film School. Baptiste Planche holds an MA in Sociology, History and Political Sciences. Together, they run the film production company &SÖHNE and the start-up for interactive movies CtrlMovie. With their award-winning productions for clients such as NIKE, FREITAG or UBS they always strived for attractive new ways of storytelling enabling unique branded entertainment experiences...Read More
In 2008, Christoph Daniel (32) and Marc Schmidheiny (32) founded the production company DCM together with Dario Suter in Berlin. Since then, the native Swiss CEOs are in charge of project development and production of DCM Pictures. Since Joel Brandeis joined the partners in 2010, they are a Swiss quartett. After the success of their feature film WAFFENSTILLSTAND, DCM decided to gain a foothold in distribution as well. In 2011, they partned up with the long-standing Berlin DELPHI Filmverleih, which they successfully refloated, and started distributing...Read More
Marie Kreutzer was born in Graz, Austria, in 1977 and studied screenwriting at the Film Academy Vienna. Her first feature length film, THE FATHERLESS, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama Special sidebar in 2011, receiving Special Mention for ‘Best First Feature‘. Her second film, GRUBER IS LEAVING (2015), was nominated for the Austrian Film Award and won Special Mention as ‘Best Film‘ at the Zurich Film Festival. WE USED TO BE COOL is her third feature film. It depicts a couple of ‚bobo’ (bohemian-bourgeois)...Read More
Charles Collier is a lawyer and film agent. He studied at Cambridge University and practiced law at Allen & Overy and the West End firm Drew & Co. There, his media law practice focused on rights management, company law, and independent film finance. His business activities include producing for a number of film and television projects, including the award-winning TV drama TOP BOY. Charles is managing director and a founding partner of Tavistock Wood. The company is one of Europe’s leading artist management agencies and is specialist in the film, theatre, television and publishing industries. He represents a number of outstanding international artists...Read More