Company: Voltage Pictures
Nicolas Chartier, the Academy Award-winning producer of The Hurt Locker, has been involved in the financing, production and sales of a diverse range of films for the past 10 years. In 2005, he founded Voltage Pictures, an International financing, sales and production operation. He has handled over 150 movies in the past 6 years. The Hurt Locker was Voltage Pictures’ first in-house production and claimed 6 Oscars in 2009, including Best Picture. Killer Joe is its second in-house film, directed by William Friedkin and starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2011. His latest film, The Company You Keep, directed by Robert Redford and starring Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Richard Jenkins, Julie Christie, and Brit Marling will have its world premier at the Venice Film Festival. Voltage has also co-financed or sold international rights for George’s Romero’s Diary of the Dead, The Whistleblower, Fire with Fire, Peace Love and Misunderstanding and Summer at Dog Dave’s.
Prior to forming Voltage, Chartier was VP of sales and acquisitions at Myriad Pictures. He has been involved in the sales of a diverse range of films there such as The Good Girl and Van Wilder. As the president of Vortex Pictures, he sold such titles as Joel Zwick’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Nicolas Cage’s Sonny. As head of sales and acquisitions at Arclight Films, Chartier acquired Dean Devlin’s The Librarian, 2006 Academy Award winner Crash and The Matador starring Pierce Brosnan. During his time at Arclight, Chartier also sold Lord of War starring Nicolas Cage and The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino.