Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexia Melocchi.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Originally from Italy, but in the United States since a teenager, I got my first break in show business when I was hired, fresh out of High School, to be an interpreter for an Italian Media Company at a film convention called the American Film Market. Once I started seeing the process of how a film is sold to the global marketplace, I was all in. This was the perfect business for me to be in, given my ability to speak six languages and my love for all things film and television. Before I had the chance to blink, I was blessed to be asked by several international media companies to represent them in Hollywood and be their bridge of knowledge and access point to Hollywood creatives and executives. Funded by my distributor clients, by the age of 20 I had started my own sales agency with my incredibly sharp mother who was my business partner, selling indie films to the world, attending all the major Film Festivals and Markets such as Cannes and had made my first million dollars in sales commissions and had taken over 25 American indie films to profit. The earthquake in the mid-90s scared me so much that basically packed up and returned to Europe…
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