Nicolas Chartier

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Nicolas Chartier (born 1974) is a French, Academy Award winning producer and sales agent. He has been involved in the financing, production, and distribution of over five hundred films. In 2005, he founded Voltage Pictures alongside Dean Devlin -- an international financing, sales, and production operation. Chartier and Voltage splashed onto the Hollywood scene with their first in-house production, The Hurt Locker (2009), directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The Hurt Locker went on to win 6 Academy Awards, including one for Best Motion Picture of the Year. [1][2]


Chartier was a 20-year-old when he sold his first screenplay to a US film producer. It was not made, but it paid for his one-way ticket to Los Angeles. Chartier scraped by, making a living writing ultra-low budget cable TV and quickly transitioned into becoming a foreign sales agent. Under the guidance of producer, Alain Siritzky, he learned the foreign sales market.[3][4]

Chartier’s persistence paid off, becoming VP of sales and acquisitions at Myriad Pictures. While at Myriad Pictures he was involved in the sale of a diverse range of films such as, The Good Girl and Van Wilder. As the President of Vortex Pictures he sold titles such as, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Nicolas Cage’s, Sonny. As head of sales and acquisitions at Arclight Films -- Chartier acquired the 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. [5]

After the success of The Hurt Locker, Voltage Pictures second production was Killer Joe, directed by William Friedkin and starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch . Shortly after, Chartier executive produced Dallas Buyers Club, which won the Academy Awards for Best Actor for Matthew McConaughey and Best Supporting Actor for Jared Leto . Chartier went onto executive produce Charlie Countryman, directed by 4-time nominated DGA director Frederik Bond, starring Shia LaBeouf. Chartier also produced Don Jon, directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson. [6] In 2015, Sony Pictures Entertainment picked up the thriller Keep Watching, produced by Voltage Pictures starring Bella Thorne. [7]

More recently, at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, STX Films picked up Voltage Pictures, I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams. [8]

Voltage Pictures has emerged as one of the most distinguished international finance, production, and distribution companies in the industry. Under the tutelage of Nicolas Chartier, Voltage Pictures has built a library of over a hundred and fifty films in its short 12-year history. To date, Voltage Pictures has been nominated for 15 Academy Awards, 5 Golden Globe Awards, and won 9 Academy Awards and 2 Golden Globe Awards . [9]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Tangled Associate Producer
2008 The Hurt Locker Producer
2009 The Keeper Executive Producer
2010 The Whistleblower Executive Producer
2011 Killer Joe Producer
2010-2012 True Justice 22 Episodes Executive Producer
2012 Generation Um... Executive Producer
2012 The Company You Keep Producer
2012 Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden Producer
2013 Don Jon Executive Producer
2013 Charlie Countryman Executive Producer
2013 The Zero Theorem Producer
2013 Dallas Buyers Club Executive Producer
2013 Force of Execution Producer
2014 Burying the Ex Executive Producer
2014 Good Kill Producer
2014 The Cobbler Executive Producer
2014 Playing It Cool Executive Producer
2015 Pay the Ghost Producer
2015 Fathers and Daughters Producer
2016 Mr. Church Co-Producer
2016 Good Kids Producer
2016 I.T. Producer
2016 Colossal Producer
2016 The Secret Scripture Executive Producer
2016 A Family Man Producer
2016 The Midnight Man Executive Producer
2016 Lady Bloodfight Producer
2017 Wind River Executive Producer
2017 Keep Watching Producer
2017 Once Upon a Time in Venice Producer
2017 Revolt Producer
2017 I Feel Pretty Producer
2018 The Prodigal Producer
2018 Elizabeth Harvest Executive Producer


  1. ^ Hernandez, Eugene. "Nicolas Chartier: “This is what it’s about, being passionate for independent movies.” (VIDEO) | IndieWire". Retrieved 2017-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Nicolas Chartier". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Nicolas Chartier: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". Retrieved 2017-06-08. 
  4. ^ Dawtrey, Adam (2010-03-09). "Nicolas Chartier: a profile of the Hurt Locker producer banned from the Oscars". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-06-08. 
  5. ^ "Voltage Pictures". Retrieved 2017-06-08. 
  6. ^ "Voltage Pictures". Retrieved 2017-06-08. 
  7. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2015-10-30). "Screen Gems Acquires Home-Invasion Thriller ‘Keep Watching’ Starring Bella Thorne". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-06-08. 
  8. ^ "Amy Schumer to Star in Comedy 'I Feel Pretty'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-06-08. 
  9. ^ "Voltage Pictures". Retrieved 2017-06-08. 


External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Voltage Pictures". Retrieved 2017-06-08.