David Kosse
Charlie Gray
United States
2018

Netflix

David
Kosse

VP, International Film

Kosse exited Britain’s Film4 in 2016 to launch STX’s London-based international arm, a move that re-teamed him with STX motion pictures chairman Adam Fogelson, with whom he’d worked at Universal Pictures. STX now has output deals with 33 partners around the world and its own direct distribution unit in the U.K. and Ireland. Kosse has proven instrumental to implementing the U.S. company’s reinvention of the studio model, based on financing a dozen star-driven films per year with budgets in the $20 million-to-$80 million range — such as the spy thriller “Mile 22,” the fourth pairing of Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg — then distributing the titles to global audiences across traditional and digital platforms, with a focus on the U.S. and China. He left STX to join Netflix as VP of International Film in 2019.

Career

  • Film4
  • Universal Pictures International (UK)
  • Momentum Pictures Limited

Education

  • University of Oregon (OR, USA)

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STX's David Kosse to Head Netflix's New International Film Division

STX's David Kosse to Head Netflix's New International Film Division

David Kosse, the head of London-based STXinternational, has been hired by Netflix to lead its new international film division.The former boss of Film4, Kosse will assume the title of vice president for international film at Netflix and will oversee all international production and acquisition for the company, focusing particularly on significant non-English-language films. The streaming giant is currently basking in the multiple-Oscar success of Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma."Kosse's departure from STXinternational for Netflix had been rumored in recent days, and comes...

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