Lock will be responsible for building on Vuulr's relationships with studios, major distributors, film markets, national film boards and strategic partnerships.
He is charged with providing them access to Vuulr's enterprise-level technology as a full-service solutions provider.
Lock has a pedigree of over 20 major film and TV titles to his name including:
- Aquaman, on which he was visual effects executive producer
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Star Wars: Rogue One, and
- Ready Player One
Others included films from Lucasfilm Animation, Industrial Light and Magic and Aardman Studios.
Prior to working in the production space, Lock provided technology and software solutions in the entertainment industry across EMEA. Starting his new role with immediate effect, lock will report directly to Ian McKee, Vuulr founder and CEO.
"We are delighted to welcome Lock to the team as we look to develop key partnerships across the globe. His experience is a great blend of technology and film production at the highest level and comes at a perfect time as we continue to expand, as well as look to transform distribution and acquisition within the international content industry," says McKee.
"These are transformational times in the TV and film industry and Vuulr is driving change in the search and supply of great content for OTT platforms and broadcast channels," says Lock. "I'm excited to be joining a fantastic team and to help build new industry relationships and partners across the globe."
Launched Q1 2019 and internationally in January 2020, Vuulr is now the world's largest online marketplace and includes premium film and TV content from producers and distributors including:
- Legendary Television
- Viacom 18
- Warner Media
- SPI International
- Caracol, and
- others across Bollywood and Asia
Buyers on Vuulr include:
- Walt Disney Co
- Viacom International Media Networks
- Turner International Apac
- Nordic Entertainment, and
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