Nicolas Chartier, the Academy Award-winning producer of The Hurt Locker, has been involved in the financing, production and distribution of over five hundred films. In 2005, he founded Voltage Pictures, the Los Angeles-based international financing, sales and production operation.
The Hurt Locker was Voltage's first in-house production and won six Academy Awards in 2009, including Best Picture. Killer Joe was Voltage’s second production, directed by William Friedkin and starring Matthew McConaughey. In 2013, Nicolas executive produced Dallas Buyers Club, for which Matthew McConaughey won the Academy Award for Best Actor and Jared Leto for Best Supporting Actor. He also produced The Company You Keep, directed by Robert Redford and starring Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf, The Zero Theorem directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Christoph Waltz; Don Jon, directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, starring Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore; Good Kill, directed by Andrew Niccol, starring Ethan Hawke; Fathers and Daughters, starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul; I.T. starring Pierce Brosnan and is an executive producer on A Tale of Love and Darkness, written, directed by and starring Natalie Portman and was an official selection at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Recent movies include I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams, which grossed nearly $100 million worldwide; Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron and Lily Collins, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film festival; After starring Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin and based on the worldwide best-seller from Anna Todd, and Eve starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, John Malkovich, Common and Geena Davis, which is currently in post-production.
Past films produced by Chartier also include Colossal starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis and Family Man starring Gerard Butler which both premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. He was also executive producer on Taylor Sheridan’s directorial debut Wind River, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival which took over $45 million in worldwide box office.
Prior to forming Voltage Pictures, Chartier held various executive level sales and acquisitions roles where he championed the sale of titles including the international box office phenomenon My Big Fat Greek Weddingand Paul Haggis’ Academy Award-winning film, Crash.
JONATHAN DECKTERPresident & COO
Jonathan Deckter joined Voltage Pictures in March 2015, as a partner and serves as President & COO. Deckter oversees Voltage’s international and domestic sales, business and legal affairs, finance, third-party acquisitions, and strategic planning. In conjunction with CEO Nicolas Chartier, Deckter also manages all new Voltage business ventures.
During his tenure at Voltage, Deckter has executive produced key titles for the company including I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams, which grossed nearly $100 million worldwide, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starting Zac Efron and Lily Collins, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film festival and subsequently sold to Netflix in a multi-territory deal, After starring Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin and based on the worldwide best-seller from Anna Todd, and Eve starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, John Malkovich, Common and Geena Davis, which is currently in post-production. He also executive produced Wind River, from Taylor Sheridan in his directorial debut, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival which took over $45 million in worldwide box office.
Deckter was also responsible for the sale of the above titles in addition to other key successful titles for Voltage including All Eyez on Me from director Benny Bloom and starring Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira and Kat Graham took $45 million in worldwide box office and the Toronto International Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize winner Skin from the Academy Award-winning director, Guy Nattiv, and starring Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, and Vera Farmiga. The film was also an official selection in the Panorama section at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival and will be released in the US by A24. The short on which the film is based won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short.
Prior to joining Voltage, Jonathan Deckter spent five years at IM Global, where he served as President for three of those years. While there, he oversaw and ran the day-to-day operations for IM Global’s international sales and distribution activities, which included over 250 films generating $5 billion dollars in worldwide box office; it’s Pan-Asian rights vehicle APSARA; the company’s strategic sales partnerships (Blumhouse International and Dolphin Films); and the company’s interest in Mundial, a Latin American based sales company focusing on Spanish language content. During his tenure at IM Global the company held the number-one box-office share for independent sales companies for two years straight, 2014 and 2013. The company sold over 100 new features into the market place, 20 of which were either financed in-house or co-financed with budgets totaling $450 million. Deckter was also instrumental in acquiring the distribution rights to the Spyglass, Beacon and Intermedia catalogues – over 150 films in total. The Butler ($176m WW box-office), Walking with Dinosaurs ($135m WW box-office) and Insidious ($97m WW box-office) were among the films distributed by IM Global during Deckter’s tenure.
Deckter joined IM Global from Lakeshore Films, where he was Senior Vice President of International Sales for three years, with oversight for all foreign sales and management of a varied range of motion pictures that comprised Lakeshore’s 500+ title library. Before joining Lakeshore, Deckter served as President of International Sales at Arclight Films, managing the worldwide sales, distribution and acquisitions of the company’s theatrical films and creating new alliances with companies such as Joel Silver’s Zinc Pictures. For five years prior to his tenure at Arclight, Deckter served as Vice President of Morgan Creek International.
Deckter is a frequent speaker on industry panels as well as a guest lecturer at USC’s Stark program and his alma mater the University of Arizona.
Alexandra Cocean previously served as Executive Vice President, International Sales and Distribution at Voltage Pictures, from 2016 until 2019, handling the company’s sales for Asia, Australia, Africa and Eastern Europe (including Israel, Greece, Turkey). Cocean was instrumental in the company’s international success of After, I Feel Pretty , Wind River, Ava, and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Most recently, Cocean acted as international sales consultant for Blue Fox Entertainment, Myriad Pictures and Solstice Studios. Prior to her first stint at Voltage in 2016, she served as Vice President of International Sales at Lightning Entertainment from 2009 – 2016. In the preceding years, Cocean worked with Myriad Pictures, New Films International—as well as a tenure with Morgan Freeman’s production company, Revelations Entertainment.
ROBERT BURKEExecutive Vice President, Marketing and Distribution
Robert Burke joined Voltage Pictures in 2020 as the Executive Vice President, Marketing & Distribution. In 2015 he founded Ten One Entertainment a marketing, publicity and distribution consulting agency specializing in global theatrical release strategy. Notable films include Ron Howard's Grammy award-winning documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, Howard's Golden Globe-nominated Rush starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl; the George Clooney directed The Ides Of March starring Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, the action thriller Snitch starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, John Carney’s Begin Again starring Keira Knightly, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, James Corden, A Walk Among The Tombstones starring Liam Neeson, Parkland starring Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti and the David Ayer directed thriller The End Of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena and Anna Kendrick.
Burke was a founding member of Lakeshore Entertainment, an Academy Award-winning independent theatrical production and distribution company where he served as the EVP Marketing & Publicity. Notable campaigns include Clint Eastwood’s four-time Academy Award winner Million Dollar Baby, The Underworld Franchise, Lincoln Lawyer, Crank I & II, The Ugly Truth, Exorcism Of Emily Rose, Runaway Bride, The Gift, Arlington Road, The Human Stain, Aeon Flux, The Italian Job and The Mothman Prophecies, among many others.
Burke is also an Executive Producer on the hit Netflix supernatural drama Warrior Nun with season 2 releasing in 2022.
SARAH DUNNSenior Vice President Royalties & Business Affairs
Sarah Dunn joined Voltage Pictures in late 2018 as Senior Vice President, Royalties and Business Affairs. She is thrilled to be a part of the Voltage family, with so many incredible upcoming projects and such an extensive library of award-winning films.
Prior to joining Voltage, Dunn was the Chief Financial Officer at Hyde Park Entertainment for from 2014. She contributed to, and managed all of, the financial and business affairs aspects of the development, production, post production, sales and release of many films including the Golden Globe-nominated 99 Homes, WWE co-production Killing Hasselhoff, and Blumhouse co-production, Prey. She also worked very closely with the financial team of Hyde Park’s Middle East partner, ImageNation Abu Dhabi, including the arrangement of funding and distribution on all of their joint venture projects.
For five years prior to joining Hyde Park, Sarah was the Vice President of Finance for Roger Corman’s production company, New Horizons Picture Corp. While working at New Horizons, she oversaw the finance and accounting facets of their films and extensive library, including several productions for the Sy-Fy Channel, Epix, and Sony Pictures Distribution.
SEAN WALSHExecutive Vice President, Legal Affairs
DARCY DONELANVice President, Development & Production
Before returning to Voltage Pictures as Vice President, Development and Production, Donelan worked in New York at CAA, where she was a coordinator in the Books Department, and at HBO, where she worked as a marketing operations manager, focusing on International Original Programming. Originally from Boston, Darcy Donelan is a graduate of Harvard University.
Tim Sullivan was born and raised in California’s central valley before attending UC Santa Barbara where he majored in Film and Media Studies with a minor in Philosophy.
Immediately upon graduating from UCSB, Tim accepted an internship for Emmett Furla Films and relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of making movies. Having seen his potential, Emmett Furla soon hired Tim as an assistant at which time his knack for sourcing, evaluating, and improving material became quickly apparent. After shepherding in the project Fire with Fire starring Josh Duhamel, Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Rosario Dawson and advocating for the company’s involvement in the hit End of Watch, Tim was promoted to Jr. Creative Executive as a result of his proven ability in the field of development.
As his responsibilities continued to grow and resemble those of a producer, he was promoted to Development Executive and in 2016, having produced a number of features for the company, he was promoted to President of Production and Development. Throughout his tenure at the company, Tim has served as a producer on over twenty-five feature films including the upcoming Wash Me in the River starring Jack Huston, Robert De Niro, and John Malkovich from director Randall Emmet, Joe Carnahan’s Boss Level starring Mel Gibson, as well as the Escape Plan series and Heist starring Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista, and Gina Carano. Tim has had the pleasure of working with top-tier filmmakers such as Stephen Frears, Peter Berg, Joe Carnahan, Balthasar Kormakur as well as Martin Scorsese on his previous two critically acclaimed films, Silence and The Irishman. Tim resides in Studio City with his wife and two daughters.
In July 2021 Tim joined Voltage Pictures as a producer.
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13. Miscellaneous Terms. (a) Modification or Suspension of the Site. We reserve the right, at any time and without notice to you, to modify, add, suspend, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the entire Site or any portion of the Site, in our sole discretion. This includes the right to modify, discontinue or remove any Content, postings, links, pages, services, or other materials at any time and for any reason. You agree that we shall not be liable to you for any modification, general suspension or discontinuance of any aspect of the Site. We may, in our sole discretion, refuse or restrict anyone from access to the entire Site or any portion of the Site at any time. (b) Jurisdiction / Location. Unless otherwise specified, the Site and its Content are presented solely for the purpose of promoting the entertainment, information, and community resources and services available in, and other uses in, the United States. We control and operate the Site from within the State of California, United States of America, and will specifically not be governed by the United Nations Conventions on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, if otherwise applicable. We make no representation or warranty that the Site, or any Content or other materials available on the Site, are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. (c) Severability of Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court or other binding authority to be invalid, you agree that every attempt shall be made to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in that provision, and the remaining provisions contained in this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. (d) Applicable Law. This Agreement and the resolution of any dispute related to this Agreement or the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California and the United States of America without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any legal action or proceeding between Voltage and you related to this Agreement or otherwise arising out of usage of this Site shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in or having jurisdiction over the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and you hereby consent and submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts.
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