Partner, President and COO
Jonathan Deckter joined Voltage Pictures in March 2015, as a partner and serves as President & COO. Deckter oversees Voltage’s international and domestic sales, business and legal affairs, finance, third-party acquisitions, and strategic planning. In conjunction with CEO Nicolas Chartier, Deckter also manages all new Voltage business ventures.
During his tenure at Voltage, Deckter has executive produced key titles for the company including I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams, which grossed nearly $100 million worldwide, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starting Zac Efron and Lily Collins, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film festival and subsequently sold to Netflix in a multi-territory deal, After starring Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin and based on the worldwide best-seller from Anna Todd, and Eve starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, John Malkovich, Common and Geena Davis, which is currently in post-production. He also executive produced Wind River, from Taylor Sheridan in his directorial debut, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival which took over $45 million in worldwide box office.
Deckter was also responsible for the sale of the above titles in addition to other key successful titles for Voltage including All Eyez on Me from director Benny Bloom and starring Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira and Kat Graham took $45 million in worldwide box office and the Toronto International Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize winner Skin from the Academy Award-winning director, Guy Nattiv, and starring Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, and Vera Farmiga. The film was also an official selection in the Panorama section at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival and will be released in the US by A24. The short on which the film is based won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short.
Prior to joining Voltage, Jonathan Deckter spent five years at IM Global, where he served as President for three of those years. While there, he oversaw and ran the day-to-day operations for IM Global’s international sales and distribution activities, which included over 250 films generating $5 billion dollars in worldwide box office; it’s Pan-Asian rights vehicle APSARA; the company’s strategic sales partnerships (Blumhouse International and Dolphin Films); and the company’s interest in Mundial, a Latin American based sales company focusing on Spanish language content. During his tenure at IM Global the company held the number-one box-office share for independent sales companies for two years straight, 2014 and 2013. The company sold over 100 new features into the market place, 20 of which were either financed in-house or co-financed with budgets totaling $450 million. Deckter was also instrumental in acquiring the distribution rights to the Spyglass, Beacon and Intermedia catalogues – over 150 films in total. The Butler ($176m WW box-office), Walking with Dinosaurs ($135m WW box-office) and Insidious ($97m WW box-office) were among the films distributed by IM Global during Deckter’s tenure.
Deckter joined IM Global from Lakeshore Films, where he was Senior Vice President of International Sales for three years, with oversight for all foreign sales and management of a varied range of motion pictures that comprised Lakeshore’s 500+ title library. Before joining Lakeshore, Deckter served as President of International Sales at Arclight Films, managing the worldwide sales, distribution and acquisitions of the company’s theatrical films and creating new alliances with companies such as Joel Silver’s Zinc Pictures. For five years prior to his tenure at Arclight, Deckter served as Vice President of Morgan Creek International.
Deckter is a frequent speaker on industry panels as well as a guest lecturer at USC’s Stark program and his alma mater the University of Arizona.