Vuulr hires Lucasfilm, Aardman alum
Singapore-based online content marketplace Vuulr has appointed a Bafta-winning producer as its head of enterprise technology and strategic partnerships.
Ben Lock will be responsible for building Vuulr’s relationships with studios, distributors, film markets and national film boards. He will report to Vuulr founder and CEO Ian McKee.
Lock, who has more than 20 years of industry experience, was working as a freelance production consultant prior to joining Vuulr. He has previously served as an animation producer at both Lucasfilm Animation and UK-based animation studio Aardman.
McKee said: “We are delighted to welcome Ben to the team as we look to develop key partnerships across the globe. Ben’s 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.”
Vuulr offers film and TV content from producers and distributors including Legendary, Sony, CNN, Picture Tree International, Kartemquin, Warner Media, SPI International and Toonz Media Group, across more than 60 genres and 90 languages.
The 1,200-plus buyers registered on Vuulr include The Walt Disney Company, Viacom International Media Networks, Turner International APAC, Super RTL, Mediacorp, Public Media Co VN and Hooq.