David Kosse

Netflix taps STX’s David Kosse to head up int’l film

Netflix has hired the head of London-based STXInternational David Kosse to head up its international film division. As VP of international film, Kosse will oversee all international production and acquisition for the company and focus on non-English language films. In Netflix’s London office, Kosse will be joined by Funa Maduka, who will serve as director […]

Tencent, PCCW buy into US studio STX

Chinese web video giant Tencent and Hong-Kong based TV and digital player PCCW have invested in fledgling US studio STX Entertainment. Both Asian companies have made “significant strategic investments” in the film-focused producer and financier, which has pushed into television through drama series such as NBC’s State of Affairs and a new unscripted arm led […]

Punk’d creator forms STX unscripted arm

US producer STX Entertainment has formed an unscripted television arm and appointed Punk’d creator Jason Goldberg to run it. Robert Simonds launched STX in 2014 as a film and scripted TV studio, but is now pushing into reality and unscripted shows as part of a “broader mission to create an integrated, diversified global entertainment company”. […]

Ex-Nat Geo exec takes over at Film4

Former National Geographic Films president David Battsek will become director of Film4, with current incumbent David Kosse set to join US content financier STX Entertainment. Battsek (pictured) will join UK broadcaster Channel 4’s feature film division and channel from Cohen Media Group, after fulfilling his contract. Besides working for Nat Geo, where he bought the acclaimed doc […]

Film4 poaches Universal Pictures boss

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has named David Kosse as new director of its movie division Film4. Kosse, who is currently president, international, at Universal Pictures will take up his new post on November 1. At Film4 he will oversee the development, financing and green-lighting of all feature films, and support for the production and distribution […]