Zurich festival adds industry conference

Talent management, film packaging among topics

COLOGNE, Germany -- In a bid to get more film professionals to book its dates on the calendar, the Zurich Film Festival has added a one-day industry conference to its schedule.

The inaugural ZFF Industry Day on Sept. 29 will focus on the business of talent management and film packaging. Industry veterans including Lindy King, co-owner of British mega agency United Agents, "Twilight" casting agent Deborah Aquila, Alexis Garcia of WME and German agent Mechthild Holter, CEO of the Munich-based Players Agency, will be among the participants.

The fifth Zurich Film Festival is set for Sept. 24-Oct. 4.