Alex Brunner has left Exclusive Media to join UTA Independent Film Group as a film finance agent. He will focus on global finance, packaging and distribution strategies for independent and co-financed feature films. Brunner, a respected indie sales veteran, was one of the original co-founders and deputy chief operating officer at Exclusive, which just went through a revamp earlier this year in which co-chairmen and CEOs Nigel Sinclair and Guy East departed and Marc Schipper took over as CEO. Sinclair and East had been on the outs with Exclusive’s majority owners who no longer wanted to take big bets in the production business after a few films didn’t hit. The company has been downsized since, and is moving forward primarily as a library and sales company.
During Brunner’s time there, the films he helped shepherd include Rush, End Of Watch, The Ides Of March, Undefeated, Let Me In, The Woman In Black, Begin Again and the upcoming A Walk Among The Tombstones, Dark Places and The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death. (more…)