In a significant switch that underscores Voltage’s ambitions, the executive has left as president of IM Global to become president / COO at Nicolas Chartier’s company.
Deckter, who served five years at IM Global, arrives as a partner of Chartier and will oversee day-to-day business operations at Voltage Pictures.
Chartier, who will continue as CEO, is keen to expand Voltage’s film and TV productions, announce new hires by the summer and complete several international mergers and acquisitions with strategic partners.
Chartier will oversee all production-related activities alongside production president Zev Foreman and Voltage Films partner Craig Flores.
Voltage has produced and financed such films as Killer Joe and The Company You Keep and earned three Oscars for Dallas Buyers Club in 2014 and six for The Hurt Locker in 2010.
The company recently completed Gabriele Muccino’s Fathers And Daughters starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul and Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill with recent Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke.
Upcoming releases also include The Secret Scripture directed by Jim Sheridan that stars Rooney Mara, as well as Eli Roth’s Sundance entry Knock Knock with Keanu Reeves.
“Over the past ten years we have built Voltage from a small two-person venture into what it is today,” said Chartier. “By adding Jonathan’s and his vast expertise to our already strong team, we are excited to continue strengthening and expanding Voltage as a leader in independent film.
“I am looking forward to focusing on producing films, putting together financing for our next slates and developing new film business ventures.”
Deckter said: “I’m incredibly excited to partner with Nicolas and work with Zev, Craig, my old colleague Elisabeth [Costa de Beauregard Rose, president of international sales and distribution], and the great team at Voltage to help bring the company to the next level.
“We are going to do our best to fulfil what the marketplace demands: premium content and smart, commercial, edgy films. Additionally, Nicolas has developed exciting distribution alliances in Scandinavia and Spain, so together we intend to aggressively find new opportunities.”