Supporter of innovation for the entertainment industry and passionate business developer, started his career in digital strategy and moved on through film and television financing, production, marketing, acquisitions, international sales and distribution between Milan, Rome, London, New York City, and Los Angeles, where he currently lives.
Alessandro has devised sales strategies for television giants Zodiak Media and FremantleMedia and leading international film sales outlets Sierra/Affinity, Carnaby International, Myriad Pictures, implemented marketing and distribution strategies for domestic distributors Gathr Films and Cohen Media, conducted digital strategy for major entertainment properties and brands at Italia Brand Group, advised on profitable venture capital financing for digital and entertainment at TMT Advisors, turned around into profit Own Air - one of the first VOD businesses in Europe - while providing market access, advising on financing and acquisitions, developing and implementing worldwide sales and distribution strategies for quality filmed content engaging audiences with Smart Moviegoing™ experiences with his brand FlexyMovies™, pioneering innovations such as variable movie ticket pricing and theatrical on demand.
He has been playing a critical role - attending all the major markets and festivals such as AFM, TIFF, Cannes/Marché, Berlin/EFM, Sundance, AFI Fest, MIPCOM, NATPE, besides events like CinemaCon, CineEurope, NABShow, ComicCon, Licensing Expo - distributing global television successes like 'Wife Swap', The Fugitive Chronicles’, 'American Gods', ‘The Young Pope’, award-winning and breakthrough box-office hits such as 'Enter the Void', 'Italy: Love It, or Leave It', ‘Goodbye Solo’, Wendy and Lucy’, 'Beyond the Mask', ‘Girl Rising’, 'Margin Call', ‘Jeepers Creepers’, ‘Barney Thomson', 'Mustang', 'Kids in Love', ‘Rise of the Footsoldier’, ‘The Family Whistle’, ‘A Father’s Will’ and Oscars contenders like ‘The Salesman’, 'Hell or High Water', 'Captain Fantastic', ‘Manchester by the Sea’.
Alessandro is also a regular panelist as expert in digital business models and film distribution and a member of the jury assigning the awards at the first and most prominent festival in the world for digital content, the LA Web Fest, as well as at the Rio Web West, Rome Web Fest, Roma Tre Film Festival, Francofilm, Ferrara Film Festival, MICI, Lucania Film Festival and a blogger on film and tv business on The FlixBiz and regular contributor for Key4biz.
As a producer overseeing distribution, he was awarded the Italian Golden Globe for best documentary feature in 2013 for 'Suicide Italy' and has produced with an award-winning crew a high-concept sci-fi short named 'Phenomenon' as transmedia proof-of-concept for feature and series.
Born in Potenza, Italy, he earned a BS in Business Economics from University of Siena with a thesis on movie marketing featuring - thanks to a close collaboration with Sony Pictures - a case study on the marketing strategy for the Spider-Man franchise, an MS in Media Management from Bocconi University with a thesis on business models for web TV which foresees the exponential growth of digital video and SVOD in particular, an MBA from Hult International Business School, and a Certificate in Business of Entertainment from UCLA.
Name: Alessandro Masi
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Business Development/sales, Director of Marketing & Distribution, Distributor, Marketing/pr, Producer, Producer of Marketing & Distribution, Agent and Creative Executive
Unique traits: Never give up, made in Italy.
Television (Drama, Fantasy and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, he is greeted by a strange man in the seat next to him. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same. Written by HarperTorch
Film (Biography, Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Molly Bloom, a beautiful young Olympic-class skier, ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe. Written by STX Entertainment
Film (Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Neil (Sean Bean) is a private drone contractor who spends his workdays flying covert missions then returns to a family life of suburban mediocrity - without his wife or son knowing about his secret life and Neil wife is cheating with one of co -worker - until a whistle-blowing site exposes him to a deadly threat. Believing he is responsible for the deaths of his wife and child, an enigmatic Pakistani businessman (Patrick Sabongui) tracks him down, leading to a harrowing confrontation. Written by https://teaser-trailer.com
The Disunited States of America
Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew An insight into the lives and minds of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton supporters, a portrait of their fears and beliefs in the months leading up to the unparalleled 2016 election.
The Last Word
Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Harriet (Shirley MacLaine) is a successful, retired businesswoman who wants to control everything around her until the bitter end. To make sure her life story is told her way, she pays off her local newspaper to have her obituary written in advance under her watchful eye. But Anne (Amanda Seyfried), the young journalist assigned to the task, refuses to follow the script and instead insists on finding out the true facts about Harriett's life, resulting in a life-altering friendship. Written by Bleecker Street
Simply Right Here
Film (Documentary and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew SIMPLY RIGHT HERE It seems to be everywhere. A light so strong that totally blurres the vision, the wind as a sound guide to an immense space that is scary to hear because there is no noise. Around us, the immensity of the mountains above and the gaze of Pierre, a pilgrim who observes the Holy Mountain, the place from where the sun rises, where life begins. JUST RIGHT HERE, represents hope, the human capacity to understand that we all have a place on this planet, respecting ethnic groups and backgrounds. A documentary that seeks to bring the viewer to that energy of the sacred Wirikuta desert, through the story of a man and his particular point of view, presenting the way of change, faced with respect and love for the earth and its inhabitants! A simple story, an intimate diary of two european men, who want to prevent the ultimate destruction of one of the most mystical places on the planet, proposing a rethinking of the modern man's consciousness contextualizing it in the land .... ...
The Young Pope
Television (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Young and charming, newly elected Pius XIII, aka Lenny Belardo, is the first American Pope in history. His ascension appears to be the result of a simple, effective media strategy implemented by the College of Cardinals. In the Vatican, however, the prevailing wisdom is the church's leaders have chosen a mysterious figure as their guiding force. And Pius XIII proves to be the most mysterious and contradictory of them all. As Belardo begins his reign, he is stubbornly resistant to the Vatican stewards, instead relying on Sister Mary to serve as his chief adviser. While she urges him to focus on leading his billion followers, the young pope shows little interest in making himself known, either to the College of Cardinals or to the masses. The 10-episode drama series stars Jude Law in the title role and Diane Keaton as Sister Mary, a nun from the U.S. now living in Vatican City.
Il vangelo secondo Mattei
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Acqua di marzo
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Cronaca di una passione
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A married couple in their sixties is forced to face the disgrace of tax problems and eviction.
A Father's Will
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew After living as an immigrant in the USA for 15 years, Azat flies to Kyrgyzstan to his family village. His father, Murat, died in the USA a year ago. It was his dying wish to pay back the money he owed to the villagers. Azat discovers the family home derelict. Choro, the younger brother of Murat, and their relations left a long time ago. Despite most villagers not liking him, Azat repairs the family home and repays the money his father owed. One day, Choro, who was imprisoned because of Murat, arrives and the most important question about Murat's will is decided.
Kids in Love
Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Set against the backdrop of an underground, bohemian London, Kids In Love offers a new take on the traditional coming of age story. Drifting through his gap year with internships and travel plans, Jack (Will Poulter) has always suspected there was more to life than this. A chance encounter with the beautiful and ethereal Evelyn (Alma Jodorowsky) and her friends, including free spirited Viola (Cara Delevingne), swerves his life radically off course. She is like no one he's ever met before, and he quickly becomes caught up in a whirlwind of all-day parties and wild nights in London's hidden dives with her charismatic friends. Giving up everything to follow Evelyn and her hedonistic lifestyle, it takes Jack a while to realise what he's leaving behind, that love isn't a game you want to lose and that these people might not be the kindred spirits he first thought.
Film (Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Forced to leave their collapsing house, Ranaa and Emad, an Iranian couple who happen to be performers rehearsing for Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" rent a new apartment from one of their fellow performers. Unaware of the fact that the previous tenant had been a woman of ill repute having many clients, they settle down. By a nasty turn of events one of the clients pays a visit to the apartment one night while Ranaa is alone at home taking a bath and the aftermath turns the peaceful life of the couple upside down. Written by Hossein sr
The Family Whistle
Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew The famed Coppola family of filmmakers and musicians descends from Agostino Coppola, a poor immigrant from an impoverished village in Southern Italy. Interviews and archival footage portray how the family history has inspired these artists, and how they continue to renew their ties to the land of their origin.
Hell or High Water
Film (Crime, Drama, Thriller and Western) Miscellaneous Crew In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vieni a vivere a Napoli!
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Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew TWERKUMENTARY - A film about twerking, freedom of expression and how music & the Internet influence genres & cultures all around the world.
Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Ben and Leslie Cash live largely off the grid with their offspring -- Bodevan, Kielyr, Vespyr, Rellian, Zaja and Nai -- in a cabin in the mountains of Washington state. The parents have passed their socialist and survivalist ideals to their children. Ben considers most of Western society to be fascist, especially corporate America. He also believes that no one will or should be there for you, so you'd better learn how to take care of yourself. As such, the children have been subject to vigorous physical training; know how to deal with minor bumps, bruises, cuts, sprains, and even fractures; and know how to hunt, forage, and grow their own food. The children are also non-registered home schooled, meaning that they have no official academic records. Ben and Leslie have tried to make the children critical thinkers, however, within the context of their ideals. Beyond these issues, Ben and Leslie made the decision to live this lifestyle for Leslie's health. Formerly an attorney, Leslie was... Written by Huggo
Manchester by the Sea
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. Written by Jwelch5742
Film (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Producer In the midst of the Vietnam War a group of soldiers disappear after being enlisted and never reach Vietnam. Back in America, Norman a young boy is left with his dad's broken radio wondering where he might be.
Rise of the Footsoldier Part II
Film (Biography, Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew The life of underworld icon Carlton Leach.
Il Nostro Ultimo
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Behind Some Dark Cloud
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The Curse of Downers Grove
Film (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Chrissie's last week of high-school in Downers Grove, IL. is a paranoid trip through a small Midwestern town gripped by a 'curse' that claims the life of one high school senior every year. With only five days to graduation, Chrissie Swanson is beginning to wonder if she will be the next victim of the Curse of Downers Grove. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy and Crime) Miscellaneous Crew Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer.
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. Written by Festival de Cannes
Beyond the Mask
Film (Action and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew The chief mercenary for the British East India Company, being double crossed by his former employer, has made his way to the American Colonies. Working to redeem his name, William Reynolds (Andrew Cheney) now hides behind a different mask in hopes of thwarting his former employer. As his past life closes in on him, Will must somehow gain the trust and the help of his beloved Charlotte, a woman he has been lying to, as well as a colonial intellectual by the name of Ben Franklin. All the while he races against time to defuse a plot that could have devastating effect on the birth of a new nation. Written by Matt Smith
Dallas Buyers Club
Film (Biography and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Dallas 1985. Electrician and sometimes rodeo bull rider Ron Woodroof lives hard, which includes heavy smoking, drinking, drug use (primarily cocaine) and casual sex. He is racist and homophobic. While in the hospital on a work related injury, the doctors discover and inform him that he is HIV+, and that he will most-likely die within thirty days. Ron is initially in angry denial that he would have a disease that only "faggots" have, but upon quick reflection comes to the realization that the diagnosis is probably true. He begins to read whatever research is available about the disease, which at this time seems to be most effectively treated by the drug AZT. AZT, however, is only in the clinical trials stage within the US. Incredulous that he, as a dying man, cannot pay for any drug which may save or at least prolong his life, he goes searching for it by whatever means possible. It eventually leads him to Mexico and a "Dr." Vass, an American physician whose license was revoked in the ... Written by Huggo
Film (Documentary and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they're able to break barriers and create change. Written by Seventeen Magazine
Film (Documentary and Drama) Producer In the documentary 'All down in the air' about the Alitalia 'dispute', produced in 2009, Alitalia employees cried prophetically: 'Today we fall, tomorrow you fall'. Now that tomorrow has arrived. For everyone. Suicide Italy-stories of extreme dignity, directed by Filippo Soldi, starts from this consideration to begin a journey of knowledge into the reasons of crisis in Italy. Among archive footage, demonstrations images and a fiction section, we meet people who have been directly affected by this 'today'. The actress Eugenia Costantini plays the role of herself. She takes progressively consciousness of this harsh reality, she leads us to a dramatic awareness too. Many authoritative voices have been called to tell their own opinion among which the extraordinary tribute of the Nobel Dario Fo. Written by Anonymous
Suicidio Italia - Storie di estrema dignità
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Film (Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy and 2 More) Miscellaneous Crew Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. Written by napierslogs
Italy: Love It, or Leave It
Film (Documentary, Adventure, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew After their award winning documentary, 'Suddenly, Last Winter', Luca and Gustav are back. This time they have to decide: should they stay in Italy, or leave it, like so many of their friends have done already. Looking at some defining Italian icons, they go on a emotional trip on a old Fiat 500 through Italy, to look behind the cliches and to discover, what's left of the famous Italian way of life, confronting a glorious pas, a shaky present and an uncertain future. Written by Anonymous
4:44 Last Day on Earth
Film (Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end.
Film (Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A respected financial company is downsizing and one of the victims is the risk management division head, who was working on a major analysis just when he was let go. His protégé completes the study late into the night and then frantically calls his colleagues in about the company's financial disaster he has discovered. What follows is a long night of panicked double checking and double dealing as the senior management prepare to do whatever it takes to mitigate the debacle to come even as the handful of conscientious comrades find themselves dragged along into the unethical abyss. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Enter the Void
Film (Drama and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew Tokyo's nasty underside, seen primarily through the eyes of Oscar, a heavy drug user, whose sister Linda is a stripper. Oscar also has flashbacks to his childhood when trauma upends the siblings. Oscar's drug-fed hallucinations alter Tokyo's already-disconcerting nights, and after the police shoot him, he can float above and look down: on his sister's sorrow, on the rooms of a love hotel, and on life at even a molecular level. The spectrum's colors can be beautiful; it's people's colorless lives that can be ugly. And what of afterlife, is there more than a void? Written by <email@example.com>
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew On the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, two men forge an improbable friendship that will change both of their lives forever. Solo is a Senegalese cab driver working to provide a better life for his young family. William is a tough Southern good ol' boy with a lifetime of regrets. One man's American dream is just beginning, while the other's is quickly winding down. But despite their differences, both men soon realize they need each other more than either is willing to admit. Through this unlikely but unforgettable friendship, GOODBYE SOLO deftly explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of America. Written by Anonymous
Wendy and Lucy
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A woman's life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job. When her car breaks down, and her dog is taken to the pound, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she is led through a series of increasingly dire economic decisions. Written by Anonymous
Rise of the Footsoldier
Film (Action, Biography, Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties. It is three decades of his life following him from football hooliganism, through to his burgeoning career as a bouncer, his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early 'rave' scene and subsequently to his rise to power as one of the most feared and respected criminals in the country. Written by Julian Gilbey
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew 4 interlocking stories connected by a single gun converge at the end to reveal a complex and tragic story of the lives of humanity around the world and how we truly aren't all that different. In Morocco, a troubled married couple are on vacation trying to work out their differences. Meanwhile, a Moroccan herder buys a rifle for his sons so they can keep the jackals away from his herd. A girl in Japan dealing with rejection, the death of her mother, the emotional distance of her father, her own self-consciousness, and a disability among many other issues, deals with modern life in the enormous metropolis of Tokyo, Japan. Then, on the opposite side of the world the married couple's Mexican nanny takes the couple's 2 children with her to her son's wedding in Mexico, only to come into trouble on the return trip. Combined, it provides a powerful story and an equally powerful looking glass into the lives of seemingly random people around the world and it shows just how connected we really ... Written by Mac
Jeepers Creepers II
Film (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew Stranded on a lonely road, a schoolbus full of high school basketball players, their coaches, and cheerleaders must defend themselves from the Creeper - a flesh-eating ancient beast that resurfaces on the earth every 23 years to feed. Meanwhile, a farmer and his son set out on a personal mission to hunt the Creeper down. Written by RRotten
Film (Horror and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew On their way back home during the spring break, Darry and Patricia Jenner witness a mysterious person dumping something down a tunnel. Deciding to discover what was dumped down there, Darry discovers a huge disturbing hideout full of modified bodies. Darry and Patricia set off to get help, unaware that the individual is now aware of who has been down the tunnel. Darry and Patricia soon realizes that their pursuer is not just a mysterious person, but something even more horrifying, who has more in store than they could possibly imagine. Written by FilmFanUK
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University of California-Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Hult International Business School
University of Siena