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Member Profile: Alexis Alexanian

Alexis Alexanian's most recent production, not including her 6-month old baby, Gemma, is Ethan Hawke's The Hottest State, starring Mark Webber and Catalina Sandino Moreno, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and is currently playing theaters across the US.

Alexis is an independent producer with over 15 years experience in the motion picture industry. Alexis started her career in production on larger budget studio films from Mississippi Burning to Jacob's Ladder, A League of Thier Own and Striptease.

In 1999, Alexis partnered with Gary Winick and John Sloss to form IFC's groundbreaking digital initiative Independent Digital Entertainment (InDigEnt). At InDigEnt, Alexis produced nine digitally-shot feature films including Richard Linklater's, Tape (LGE), Ethan Hawke's Chelsea Walls (LGE), Rebecca Miller's Independent Spirit Award winner Personal Velocity (UA), Gary Winick's Tadpole (MIRAMAX), and Peter Hedges' Pieces of April (UA).

In May 2002 Variety named her as one of their "10 Producers to Watch". Alexis started Elixir Films with her brother David and has been developing and producing Elixir Films' slate of projects since January 2003. In 2004 they produced the international television series Long Way Round, (BRAVO, SKY) starring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.

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