Alex sold Fortis Entertainment to Sandra Bullock and spent the rest of that year teaching at various universities, film school and colleges in the UK & US. 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, (headed by Lord Bragg). 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. In 2004 his company started off an internship program enabling British students to spend eight weeks working in the Los Angeles film industry.
In addition to having been interviewed on prime-time network T.V. by Dateline N.B.C, his career has been covered by: The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Reuters, Newsday, The London Times, Daily Mail, The Guardian and others. Alex 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 analyst to the EU’s: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency MEDIA Program in 2016 and is continuing in that position. Alex is a peer review published researcher and is presently completing his PhD at the University of East Anglia, investigating the key role of replicable narrative structures in blockbuster movies. 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, published by Anthem Press in June 2019.