Speaker Details

Mr David Kosse
President, STXinternational, STX entertainment
David Kosse serves as President of STXinternational. Prior to joining STX, Kosse was at Channel 4, where, as Director of its feature filmmaking division Film4, he worked with such notable filmmakers as Danny Boyle, Lenny Abrahamson, Alex Garland, and was responsible for greenlighting the critically acclaimed Room, which garnered four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Actress for Brie Larson, who won the honor. Earlier in his career, Kosse launched and built the distribution powerhouse Universal Pictures International which he headed for almost a decade, growing the division into a global operation with bases in 16 countries. While at Universal, Kosse oversaw blockbusters such as Mamma Mia, the Bourne franchise, Les Miserables, The Wolf of Wall Street and many of the installments for the Fast and Furious and The Mummy franchises. Before joining Universal, Kosse established Momentum Pictures in London in 2000, overseeing such notable films as Lost in Translation and Amelie.

Mr. Kosse previously worked as SVP International Marketing at PolyGram Filmed Entertainment after beginning his career at international advertising, marketing and public relations agency Ogilvy and Mather. Kosse received his B.S. from University of Oregon. He sits on the Board of the Donmar Warehouse, Into Film, and is a member of both the British Academy and the American Academy.
Filmmaker Spotlight
Date: 20 March, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM