She will oversee all film and television distribution and business development in the international marketplace.
The move comes with A24 seeing strong awards-season response to Brie Larson’s “Room,” Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy” and solid box office for Alicia Vikander’s “Ex Machina” at $36 million. A24’s previous best performer came in 2013 with James Franco’s “Spring Breakers.”
Lloyd previously worked at Goldman Sachs, where her clients included Lionsgate, the Weinstein Company and DNA Films. She was also a founding partner of boutique investment banking firm GHL & Company (rebranded as Solar Entertainment HLB in 2012), where she led the $750 million recapitalization of Summit Entertainment and advised on the acquisition of the Miramax library from Disney by Colony Capital.
“Sasha is a very exciting addition to the A24 family,” the company said. “We have collaborated with her previously, and she has always impressed us with her expertise, ingenuity, and intelligence. She is exactly the kind of dynamic executive we want to be part of the company as we continue to grow.”
Lloyd will be based out of New York and maintain her interests in Candlelight Pictures.