NEON Expands Marketing Team With Alexandra Altschuler and Don Wilcox Joining the Ranks

Alexandra Altschuler and Don Wilcox - NEON
Los Angeles ( August 17, 2023 ) -

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. As the studio ramps up its production, acquisition, and distribution operations, NEON continues to prove itself a leader in the independent film space with the forthcoming release of the highly anticipated Michael Mann film, “Ferrari,” starring Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz, Shaliene Woodley, Patrick Dempsey, and Jack O’Connell, which will premiere at the Venice Film Festival and open wide in theaters on Christmas Day.

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-winner “Sound 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.

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.

About NEON
In just six years, NEON has garnered 25 Academy Award nominations, 5 wins, including Best Picture, and has grossed over $200M at the box office. The company continues to push boundaries and take creative risks on bold cinema such as Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” which made history winning four Academy Awards, becoming the first non-English-language film to claim Best Picture. The film also unanimously won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and grossed over $54M at the domestic box office.

The current NEON slate includes 2023 Palme d’Or winner “Anatomy of a Fall” from Justine Triet, Alice Rohrwacher’s “La Chimera,” Wim Wenders’ :Perfect Days,” “Robot Dreams” from Pablo Berger, all of which premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Additional titles are “Eileen,” the Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie starrer from William Oldroyd set to release in Q4 of 2023; and “It Lives Inside,” the NEON and QC Entertainment produced horror film by Bishal Dutta, which won the Midnighter Audience Award at SXSW.

NEON has amassed a library of over 80 films, with noteworthy releases including: the Oscar-nominated documentaries “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” and “Fire of Love;” 2022’s highest grossing documentary, “Moonage Daydream,” Brett Morgan’s genre-defying film chronicling the career of David Bowie; Kore-eda’s “Broker,: starring Cannes Best Actor winner Song Kang Ho (“Parasite:); and three-time Academy Award nominee Ruben Östlund’s “Triangle of Sadness.” It also includes Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Memoria,” starring Tilda Swinton, with a successful and unprecedented “in theatres only… forever” release; Flee, which made history becoming the first film to score an impressive trifecta of Oscar nominations; The Worst Person in The World, which was nominated for Original Screenplay and International Feature Film; Spencer, which earned Kristen Stewart an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress; the record-breaking Honeyland, which is the first non-fiction feature to land Academy Award nominations for Best Documentary and Best International Feature Film in the same year; Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or winner, Titane; and Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, which garnered multiple Academy Award nominations, one win for Allison Janney and amassed over $30M in domestic box office.

The studio has several projects in various stages of development and production including: “Cuckoo,” the feature film debut of Hunter Schafer; “The Painter and the Thief” narrative remake; Asif Kapadia’s “2073;” Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The End,” a golden-age musical starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton; “Seeking Mavis Beacon” from director Jazmin Jones; “Cassandra at the Wedding,” based on the Dorothy Baker novel; and Kitty Green’s “The Royal Hotel,” starring Julia Garner.

Other noteworthy NEON releases include: “Infinity Pool” from Brandon Cronenberg, starring Mia Goth and Alexander Skarsgård; David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of The Future;” “Palm Springs” starring Andy Samberg; “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” and “Petite Maman” from French writer-director Celine Sciamma; Todd Douglas Miller’s “Apollo 11,” 2019’s highest grossing documentary in the world; and Tim Wardle’s “Three Identical Strangers,” winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Storytelling, which surpassed $13M at the box office.