Collaborative and transparent, The Exchange is a leading worldwide sales, finance  and production company committed to creating strong relationships between filmmakers, film financiers and distributors through the exchange of product, information and commerce. Created by veteran sales executive Brian O’Shea, the company specializes in high quality, commercial films that appeal to North American audiences and the ever-evolving global film market. Over the past ten years, The Exchange has acquired, financed, produced and/or sold over 200 films ranging in budgets from $5 million to $90 million, including studio films from Disney, Sony, Fox, Paramount, Warner Bros., Universal, Amazon, and Netflix. Such films include Universal’s 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg (sold in collaboration with the exclusive sales agent, Foresight Unlimited); Netflix’s Shimmer Lake and Irreplaceable You; Sundance Award Winners Blaze, directed by Ethan Hawke, and We the Animals, directed by Jeremiah Zagar; Sundance and Independent Spirit nominees and winners, The Killing of Two Lovers, Spree,  Dear White People, The Spectacular Now, Obvious Child; as well as, prominent documentary films, like, The Biggest Little Farm, Gleason, and Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street. Its first production, The Stand In, starring Drew Barrymore, was released by Saban in December of 2020.

Meet The Team

Brian O’Shea


Giovanna Trischitta


Nat McCormick

(President, Worldwide Sales & Distribution)

Danny Gusman

(Head of Acquisitions & Marketing)

Erin Fowler

(Manager, Business and Legal Affairs)

Itzchak Maghen

(Manager, Sales & Marketing)

Sonia Konbrandt

(Account Manager)

Nick Smith

(Coordinator, Acquisitions & Production)

Danyelle Foord

(Consultant, Acquisitions & Production)

Yue Wang

(Director, International Sales)

Matt Hechinger

(Director, Acquisitions & Development)