Educated at the universities of Heidelberg, Cambridge, the ESCP business school in Paris and UEA, Alexander is fluent in four languages.
He started his filmmaking career by working for Ismail Merchant on Maurice, starring Hugh Grant. After moving to Los Angeles, he was trained as a story analyst in the venerable M.G.M story department. Subsequently he became an agent at the Gray/Goodman agency which represented Quentin Tarantino, Christopher De Vore (Elephant Man) & Mardik Martin (Raging Bull). Seizing an opportunity, he founded Fortis Entertainment, a management company, and discovered Andrew Niccol who wrote and produced The Truman Show and directed Gattaca, Simone, Lord of War etc. Alexander subsequently sold Fortis Entertainment to Sandra Bullock.
His interest in fostering and developing new writing talent led to him being asked to become a consultant to the National Academy of Writing of Great Britain. In 1999 he founded www.WriteMovies.com which has become an important entry point to the industry for new talent in the US, UK, France and Germany.
Alexander became a member of the British Academy (BAFTA) in 2004. He produced the romantic comedy The List starring Wayne Brady, Sydney Poitier, Brad Dourif, Illeana Douglas, and Jane Lynch. The movie was acquired by Warner Bros.
He was appointed as an expert by the EU’s: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency MEDIA Program in 2016 and is continuing in that position.
In 2017 he founded the IT media startup Blooskai Corp in order to substantially increase the revenue generated by film and TV based entertainment. The company became one of the few to receive UK government funding via an Innovate UK Smart Grant.
Alexander is a peer review published researcher and recently completed his PhD at the University of East Anglia. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and has had two visiting lecturer contracts in the UK, the last one with Westminster University for three years. He just contributed a chapter to the new anthology on Grease (1978) (Ed. Peter Kramer and Oliver Gruner). The book is called ‘Grease is the Word’: Exploring a Cultural Phenomenon. It will be published by Anthem Press in October 2020.
Alexander has just completed an MA in non-fiction at the University of East Anglia with ‘distinction’. He lives in Norfolk.