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Pamela Abdy to receive the Game Changer Award at Zurich Festival


Pamela Abdy, President of MGM's Motion Picture Group © Courtesy of MGM Studios


Pamela Abdy, MGM’s Motion Picture Group President to be honored with the Game Changer Award during the Zurich Summit industry conference at the 17th Zurich Film Festival. It pays tribute to excellency in the film business with a focus on leaders that not only cherish change in the industry but also stand for the DNA of what cinema has stood for since it’s invention.  

"Pamela Abdy has revitalised MGM and given the legendary studio a new radiance with the motto Ars Gratia Artis. Later this year, MGM is bringing brilliant films to the big screen such as NO TIME TO DIE by Cary Joji Fukunaga, HOUSE OF GUCCI by Ridley Scott, LICORICE PIZZA by Paul Thomas Anderson and CYRANO by Joe Wright. With this, the studio is reviving the cinema business under their leadership," says Christian Jungen, Artistic Director of the Zurich Film Festival.

"I am honored to be given this award by the Zurich Film Festival, and want to extend my deep appreciation to Christian, Reta and their entire organization. I consider it a genuine privilege to stand alongside the legendary filmmakers who have been a part of the MGM family for the last century, and I am grateful to welcome so many incredible storytellers – both new and established – to join us as we endeavor to make great films at MGM in the years ahead." affirmes Pamela Abdy, MGM’s Motion Picture Group President.  

Zurich Summit Conference
The Zurich Summit is a premier platform for the creative industries. The boutique conference gathers a top-class line-up of film producers, sales executives and creators in film, TV and entertainment as well as technology entrepreneurs and financiers at The Dolder Grand. Get a sneak peek to the conference:
Reinventing MGM: How Pamela Abdy and Michael de Luca have created a home for great storytelling.
In conversation with CAA Media Finance co-head Roeg Sutherland, Pamela Abdy and Michael de Luca discuss how they have weathered the pandemic and still believe in the power of cinemas; the changing role of the studios in the current landscape, and what they see as the future of MGM.
Creative Financing & Producing in Europe
European producers are becoming more savvy than ever to piece together complicated productions, crossing borders and finding creative solutions to financing. The experts discuss the trends in co-productions and the new ways they are packaging and financing films to bring the magic on screen.
New ideas from the Nordics
When the old models feel broken, how are industry experts finding new ways to work? We hear from two exciting new companies who are reinventing the film industry's traditional models across the value chain. Each company will give an eight-minute presentation of their strategy and unique selling point, followed by a group discussion.



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