The Callsheet Exclusive with Dexter Davis

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A film producer with a career spanning decades, Dexter Davis has turned his expert eye on South Africa.

Dexter Davis began his career in entertainment at 23 years old when he formed Dexter Davis Productions, a company that specialized in organizing creative events for non-profits in San Francisco. After successfully running the business, he went on to create and executive produce ‘OutTalk Magazine’ a lifestyle and entertainment program for NBC’s San Francisco cable affiliate BAYTV. Four years later he moved to Los Angeles to pursue film production and started the boutique production company StoneCreek Entertainment.

In 2001 Davis expanded that company, changed the name to D Street Media Group and relocated to Europe to learn first-hand the global film business. During this time, the subsidiaries  D Street Pictures, D Street Releasing and D Street Medienvertrieb, GmbH in German were established. In 2003 he executive produced his first feature film, the successful art house movie The Reception which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005 and opened across America in June of 2005 by Strand Releasing.

The film was shot in eight days for $5K and received positive reviews in the NY Times, Variety, LA Times and many more publications which put D Street on the map. He then focused his efforts on specialized distribution, Davis successfully executed a co-marketing deal with the automotive giant Volkswagen to promote and release foreign films in the United States. Davis has since produced six additional feature films with a number of films going into production in 2018 and 2019.

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