After ten years as a commodity broker trading coffee in the City of London, New York, East Africa (during which time he was once charged by wild gorillas in the Mountains of the Moon), and South America (where wild monkeys stole his sunglasses), ALEX BUTLER relocated to Los Angeles in January 1988 to join International Creative Management’s International Motion Picture Packaging department where he worked with actor, director, writer and producer clients, putting together film projects and orchestrating screenplay sales.
In 1992, Butler was recruited by Japanese production and distribution company Kuzui Enterprises to run its Los Angeles office as Vice President of Production and Acquisitions. There he supervised the acquisition of independent movies for the Japanese market, including Luc Besson's ATLANTIS, the Coen Brothers’ BARTON FINK and Bille August's BEST INTENTIONS. At Kuzui, Butler acquired and produced for Kuzui the feature film BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, a Kuzui/Sandollar Production for 20th Century Fox. The film starred Kristy Swanson, Luke Perry, Rutger Hauer, Paul Reubens and Donald Sutherland. In 1999, Butler co-wrote and co-produced the CBS movie of the week SONG FROM THE HEART, starring Amy Grant, Keith Carradine and D.W. Moffett. In 2010, Alex executive produced the award-winning feature documentary THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER.
Butler joined Agamemnon Films in 1995 and is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Los Angeles. Alex is also the vice-president of MHA Media, a luxury brand marketing and PR company run by Marilyn Heston. He avoids monkeys at all costs.
The Search for Michael Rockefeller (Documentary, Executive Producer)
A Song from the Heart (TV Movie, Co-Producer)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Associate Producer)
Waxwork II: Lost in Time
A Song from the Heart (TV Movie) (teleplay)