Alexis Alexanian has over twenty years of industry experience as a producer and consultant to major industry players. She is currently President of Production at LOCOMOTIVE, a film, television and financing company founded by Lucy Barzun Donnelly and Alexandra Kerry. In 2015, LOCOMOTIVE financed and Executive Produced, Rebecca Miller’s Maggie’s Plan, starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore which which is currently in theaters. Alexanian Produced Locomotive’s feature, LOOK AWAY, directed by UK duo Monty Whitebloom and Andy Delaney, starring Chloe Sevigny, Aidan Turner, Ben Walker, Matthew Broderick and newcomer Shannon Tarbet. LOOK AWAY is currently in post production.
Alexanian’s career in production began on big-budget studio films, including Mississippi Burning, Bonfire of the Vanities, A League of Their Own, and Striptease. Alexis founded the groundbreaking digital film initiative, InDigEnt, financed by the IFC alongside Gary Winick and John Sloss. She produced nine ultra-low budget InDigEnt features in four years, including Sundance favorites Tadpole (Miramax), Pieces of April (UA), Personal Velocity (UA), Tape (LGE) and Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection Chelsea Walls. Alexis won the John Cassevetes Independent Spirit Award for Personal Velocity and Variety named her one of 2002’s 10 PRODUCERS TO WATCH. Under her banner, Elixir Films, she went on to produce the international TV series Long Way Round (SKY-UK, BRAVO-US) featuring Ewan McGregor, and the Ethan Hawke helmed film, The Hottest State (ThinkFilm). As a consultant, Alexanian has been called upon by the completion bond company, Film Finances to trouble-shoot on big-budget features struggling with creative and financial challenges.
For the past four years, Alexanian has served as the President of the Board of Directors for New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), a two-thousand-member professional association serving women in media. She is also a frequent collaborator with the Tribeca Film Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Programs.
Alexis is a graduate of Northwestern University.