Exclusive Media co-founder and former deputy COO Alex Brunner has joined UTA Independent Film Group as a film finance agent.
Brunner will focus on global film finance, packaging and distribution strategies for independent and co-financed features.
“Alex is a superb film executive whose experience and relationships throughout the global film community will greatly benefit our clients as we create the best financing and distribution options for their films,” said UTA Independent Film Group head Rena Ronson.
Prior to Exclusive Media Brunner co-founded Spitfire Pictures with Guy East and Nigel Sinclair in 2003, where he built a slate of projects as the key development and production executive.
Before that he worked at Intermedia Films under company co-chairman Sinclair. He launched his Hollywood career in the motion picture literary and production departments at ICM.
Prior to coming to the US, Brunner worked in production at Golden Harvest Films in Hong Kong and managed the development of a studio facility in the territory.
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