David Kosse is leaving his role as president of STXinternational to join Netflix as Vice President of International Film. He will take up the role next month.
Joining Kosse will be former Focus Features executive Teresa Moneo, who has been appointed director of international film, and Funa Maduka, who will take an expanded role as director of international film and acquisitions. All three will be based in Netflix’s growing London office.
In his new role, Kosse, who is also the former head of Film4, will oversee all of Netflix’s international film production and acquisitions, with a focus on making and acquiring significant non-English-language films.
“David has spent his career launching and building international film divisions,” commented Scott Stuber, head om Netflix’s film group. ”With the majority of our audience outside the US, it’s the right time for us to be building our international film presence. Having worked with David for years at Universal, I know there’s no one better suited for this role.”
Kosse added: “By making international content available globally on such a large scale, Netflix is shattering cultural boundaries in a way no other company has. And what a team to do it with – I’m thrilled to work with Scott again and to work with the incredible team he has assembled. Together, we will continue the momentum, uncover more amazing international and emerging storytellers, and inspire new conversations around the world.”