Award-winning studio NEON announced today the expansion of their creative and marketing team with the hires of Alexandra Altschuler as VP of Media and Don Wilcox as VP of Marketing, both of whom join NEON from previous tenures at A24.
Altschuler joins from A24’s media team where she helped launch multiple Academy Award winning projects over her 5 year tenure. Most recently, Altschuler worked on the Australian horror film, Talk to Me, which conjured up more than double the opening week expectations at the box office. Previously, Altschuler served as a Paid Social Manager at Operam, Inc. and held roles at ABC Television, NBC Universal, and E! Online. She is a graduate of University of Southern California.
Wilcox spent the last year and a half leading International Marketing at A24. Noteworthy campaigns include Academy Award-winners Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Whale, as well as recent titles Past Lives and Pearl. Wilcox was previously at Amazon Prime Video for 5 years, serving as a Film Marketing Lead where he led campaigns such as Academy Award-winnerSound of Metal, Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria, Honey Boy, and Val. Prior to Amazon, he held positions at Fox Searchlight, 20th Century Fox and WME. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University.
NEON surprised earlier this summer with the acquisition announcement of Michael Mann’s Ferrari for a massive $90M, the largest in its history, taking it from the independent film space to the big budget marketplace. The film stars Oscar nominee Adam Driver, Oscar winner Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Patrick Dempsey, and Jack O’Connell, which will premiere at the Venice Film Festival and open wide in theaters on Christmas Day.
This past awards season, NEON received 6 Oscar nominations between Ruben Östlund’s 2022 Palme d’Or winner Triangle of Sadness, The Quiet Girl and the acclaimed documentaries All the Beauty and the Bloodshed and Fire of Love. A consistent critical and jury darling at the world’s most notable film festivals, NEON’s La Chimera, Kitty Green’s The Royal Hotel starring Julia Garner; and Anatomy of a Fall, which NEON acquired in Cannes and earned the Palme d’Or award, will premiere at TIFF. Additional Cannes acquisitions titles include Wim Wenders’ Perfect Days and Robot Dreams from Pablo Berger. The studio has also won four consecutive Palme d’Or awards at the Cannes Film Festival with Parasite (2019); Titane (2021); Triangle of Sadness (2022); and Anatomy of a Fall (2023).
NEON’s additional recent and upcoming titles include Eileen, the Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie starrer from William Oldroyd set to release in Q4 and Sanctuary from Zachary Wigon, starring Margaret Qualley and Christopher Abbott.