David Kosse
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United States
2021

Netflix

David
Kosse

VP, International Film

The London-based Kosse works with regional Netflix execs and filmmakers from Latin America to Sub-Saharan Africa to produce and acquire a diverse selection of films in a multitude of languages to serve its vast membership base, more than half of which watches content made in a language other than English or their country’s own native tongue. He leads a team that encompasses creative, finance, physical production, post, visual effects and legal affairs. Prior to joining Netflix in 2019 to head its then-new international film division, he did stints at STX Entertainment and Film4, where he helped shepherd such Oscar-winning movies as “Room” and “Ex Machina.” Among his 2021 releases are Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God,” “The Last Mercenary,” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, and “Oxygen,” starring Mélanie Laurent.

Career

  • Film4
  • Momentum Pictures Limited

Education

  • University of Oregon (OR, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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Netflix's International Film Boss David Kosse on the Streamer's Post-Pandemic Strategy (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix's International Film Boss David Kosse on the Streamer's Post-Pandemic Strategy (EXCLUSIVE)

David Kosse, vice president of international film at Netflix, got something of a raw deal.The London-based executive joined the streaming giant in March 2019, after a three-year stint as president of STX’s global operation, and set out to build the service’s international film offerings in Europe, Middle East and Africa “from ground zero.” But just as he was assembling his first slate — an extensive optioning and greenlighting process that invariably takes about a year — the pandemic hit.“All these...

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