Creating With Allies - Creator's Studio 1 - June 22, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Alex Almogabar Zahn is Vice President of Acquisitions for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA). Since joining the division at Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2013, Zahn has been involved in the acquisition and production of several films such as Dope, which he helped bring to Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2015, Predestination starring Ethan Hawke, Bleed for This starring Miles Teller and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, and most recently at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Search starring John Cho and Debra Messing.
As an individual who prides himself in his heritage, he is deeply committed to and passionate about furthering the presence of Latin Americans in film. He has devoted much of his work to highlighting filmmakers, actors, stories, and overall content that accurately and positively represent the modern experience of Latinos in the United States. Prior to joining SPWA, Zahn worked in casting at 20th Century Fox, and with Avy Kaufman in New York, where he helped cast films including Salt, Taking Woodstock, & Jack Goes Boating. Zahn also helped cast the 2011 Sundance Next section film Restless City, directed by Andrew Dosunmu and shot by Bradford Young. Zahn graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics & Management. He currently resides in Los Angeles.