Senior Vice President, International Sales, Voltage Pictures.
Alexandra Cocean joined Voltage Pictures in April 2016, as Senior Vice President of International Sales. With 13 years of experience in sales and acquisitions, Alexandra Cocean has extensive knowledge in both film and television.
Prior to joining Voltage, Ms. Cocean served as Vice President of International Sales for APAC, Eastern Europe and Africa at Lightning Entertainment and was Director of International Sales prior to that. She was instrumental in expanding the company’s business in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, CIS/Russia and Africa, successfully handling the increased demand for content and the challenges of the local marketplaces in the BRICS.
In the preceding years, Ms. Cocean worked with Myriad Pictures—where she handled international sales for CIS and key territories in Eastern Europe, with a focus on the financial aspect of the business, specifically identifying revenue generated from overages in all the international markets; New Films International in Beverly Hills, in the world of international distribution with an emphasis on pre-sales and acquisitions—handling the sales for Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia, while also overseeing the marketing department—as well as a tenure with Morgan Freeman’s production company, Revelation Entertainment, where she worked closely with the development team and pre-sold for major territories, including three projects starring Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins.
She started her career in 2003 in Bucharest, Romania, working for New Films International, handling sales for Romania. At that time, New Films International was handling the distribution of the Miramax lineup of theatrical, video and TV in Romania and Bulgaria, which included Academy Awards darlings like THE HOURS (Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris), FRIDA (Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas), 21 GRAMS (Sean Penn, Benicio Del Torro, Naomi Watts) and ADAPTATION (Nicholas Cage, Meryl Streep, Tilda Swinton).
Ms. Cocean brings an assertive, direct and honest work ethic, which is highly appreciated by clients all over the world.