Voltage Pictures Promotes Dominic Rustam & Michael Wickstrom

Voltage Pictures Promotes Dominic Rustam & Michael Wickstrom

by Anthony D'Alessandro


EXCLUSIVE: Voltage Pictures has promoted Dominic Rustam to SVP Production and Michael Wickstrom to SVP Royalties, Merchandising and Music Administration, CEO Nicolas Chartier and COO Jonathan Deckter jointly announced today. Both have worked at Voltage since 2012, with Rustam most recently serving as VP Production and Wickstrom as SVP Royalties and Music Administration.

With Rustam’s promotion, he will play a key role across all aspects of the company’s production and financing operations. Wickstrom will add oversight of Voltage’s merchandising operations to his already vast portfolio.

Most recently, Rustam produced the sci-fi drama Colossal starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, the coming-of-age comedy Good Kids alongside the Weitz Brothers and executive produced the John Moore-directed action-thriller I.T. starring Pierce Brosnan. Rustam also served as EP on Keep Watching, which recently sold to Screen Gems for a 2016 theatrical release.

He also worked on the Gabriele Muccino-directed drama Fathers & Daughters starring Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried; Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don JonCharlie Countryman, starring Shia Labeouf, Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem, starring Christoph Waltz; and Natalie Portman’s directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness,which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and recently sold to Focus World.

Rustam reports to Chartier and works directly with both Voltage Films Partner Craig Flores and President of Production Zev Foreman. Wickstrom reports to Deckter and Chartier jointly.

“Dom is one of our most trusted executives,” Chartier said. “We could not be happier to continue to help him grow as a producer and an executive.”

Said Deckter, “Michael is a one-of-of-kind executive who handles so many integral facets of our business at an extremely high level.  We are excited for him to expand his portfolio.”

Voltage recently completed production of Brosnan starrer IT and Untitled Detective Movie starring Bruce Willis. Its upcoming releases also include Colossal directed by Nacho Vigalondo, starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson, The Headhunter’s Calling directed by Mark Williams, starring Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe, Alison Brie, Gretchen Mol, Alfred Molina, Anupam Kher, David Koechner, and Max Jenkins, and LBJ directed by Rob Reiner, starring Woody Harrelson, Bill Pullman, Richard Jenkins and Jennifer Jason Leigh.