Michael Steiner: “Ego destroys good art”Michael Steiner: “Ego destroys good art”Michael Steiner: “Ego destroys good art”
Collaboration is key, says Michael Steiner, one of Switzerland’s best-known filmmakers. But with the release of his latest, “Wolkenbruch,” the director of “Grounding” tells us that past success doesn’t help secure state funding for future films, something that’s crucial in a small market.
Tanya König
The world’s best coffee is brewed in Zurich
Did you know that the world’s best coffee brewer is based in Zurich? Here’s the story of Mame!
Tanya König
Why people in tech should study ethics
Harper Reed was Barack Obama’s Chief Technology Officer and he tells us how he hopes they made history and why he thinks people working in tech should take an ethics course, too.
Tanya König
Jet Aviation opens new hangar to meet demand from world’s wealthy
In a rare interview, Robert Smith, president of Jet Aviation, explains why the company has invested around CHF 20 million in Basel to build a new hangar big enough to fit two Boeing 777s. Tanya König also takes you behind the scenes of a business that caters to the world’s rich and famous.
Tanya König
René Magritte exhibition shines light on surrealism
The LAC cultural center is paying tribute to surrealist René Magritte until January 6. Tanya König spoke to the curator about how they managed to get the Belgian master’s works to Lugano.
Tanya König
Can this Swiss teen ace the music industry and the tennis world?
The 14-year-old tennis star Chelsea Fontenel is supported by the Roger Federer Foundation and is ranked number one in her age-group in Switzerland. She’s also a singer and is hoping to be successful in both highly competitive industries.
Tanya König
Bastian Baker: successful pop star but a wise businessman, too
Did you know that Swiss singer-songwriter Bastian Baker is also into real estate and tech start-ups? The 27-year-old from Lausanne who was discovered by the legendary Claude Nobs takes a break from his world tour with Shania Twain and talks to Tanya König about how he invests his money.
Tanya König
How Lugano is betting on culture
The largest public investment by the city of Lugano in recent years was for the construction of a new center for visual arts, music, and theater. Tanya König spoke with the director of LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura to find out how successful it’s been since opening in 2015.
Tanya König
Michael Steiner: “Ego destroys good art”
Collaboration is key, says Michael Steiner, one of Switzerland’s best-known filmmakers. But with the release of his latest, “Wolkenbruch,” the director of “Grounding” tells us that past success doesn’t help secure state funding for future films, something that’s crucial in a small market.
Tanya König
Hollywood doesn’t necessarily pay better, says Swiss actor Joel Basman
Joel Basman is one of the country’s rising stars who has appeared in George Clooney’s “Monuments Men.” Now he’s back with “Wolkenbruch” and tells us that Hollywood doesn’t always pay better and that Switzerland needs a different business model to become a major player in the global film industry.
Ana Maria Montero
Former pop star seeks “forgiveness”
The Reverend Richard Coles, a priest in the Church of England, has made some interesting stops along the way, including as part of a hit-making 80s pop band, a broadcaster, and reality TV star. Coles uses his vast experience to inspire those in the world of business, even right here in Switzerland.
Ana Maria Montero
Why films like “Titanic” could be dead in the water
Following the debut of “Never Look Away” in Switzerland, director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck tells Ana Maria Montero that the rise of the superhero franchise is putting the era of sweeping, dramatic cinema such as “Titanic” at risk. But the Academy Award-winning filmmaker is not going down without fight.
Ana Maria Montero
Karl Spoerri: Swiss film at a low point
It’s a wrap for the Zurich Film Festival, which included a spin-off event called the Zurich Summit, a gathering of international producers there to talk film and finance. Organizer Karl Spoerri told us that while TV is experiencing a golden age, Swiss film is at a low point.
Tanya König
Why we’re obsessed with becoming rich
Thomas Meyer, the best-selling Swiss author, thinks many of us are overly-obsessed with becoming rich. Tanya König gets his take on money and society, liberalism, and travel.
Tanya König
Mayor Corine Mauch on the benefits of the Zurich Film Festival
Mayor Stadtpräsidentin Corine Mauch tells Tanya König what the Zurich Film Festival means to Stadt Zürich and why the city will continue to help subsidize it for another four years:

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