EXCLUSIVE: Alex Saks has left ICM Partners to become president of June Pictures, which she’ll run with CEO Andrew Duncan. Saks spent the past four years as an agent in the Independent and International Department at ICM Partners, and Duncan is a former client. June Pictures will finance and produce features and documentaries, feature-length narrative and documentary films. The company already has a movie to put its logo on: It recently finished production on Dude, an Olivia Milch-directed drama comedy that stars Lucy Hale, Kathryn Prescott, Alexandra Shipp, Nora Lum and Ronen Rubinstein. Saks and Duncan are producers on the film.
At ICM Partners, Saks was involved in such films as Infinitely Polar Bear, The Skeleton Twins, The Overnight, Tallulah and People, Places, Things. She started at the Mark Gordon Company and Automatik and IM Global.
June Pictures is in the process of firming up its first slate.