Former Lionsgate EVP of Worldwide Digital Distribution joins Vuulr to lead US efforts
Los Angeles, 27 January 2021 – Vuulr, the world’s leading global online content marketplace for premium film and TV rights, today announces the appointment of Thomas Hughes as its CEO Americas and the opening of its office in Los Angeles.
Hughes will spearhead opening Vuulr’s first US office and building a local, robust team focused on super-serving Hollywood, and all content owners and creators across North and Latin America. Hughes will report directly to Ian McKee, Vuulr Founder and CEO.
While with Lionsgate for nearly 9 years, Hughes was responsible for building and operating the company’s digital distribution efforts in his most recent role as EVP of Worldwide Digital Distribution. Prior to this, he was responsible for worldwide digital media at MGM. Earlier in his career, Hughes worked in local media helping blaze the digital trail for companies including Scripps, Media General, Cosmos Broadcasting, and Diversified Communications.
Launched internationally in January 2020, Vuulr has grown to be the leading online B2B Film and TV Content Marketplace; listing over 130,000 hours of finished content, 4,500 registered, vetted, and approved buyers, and has generated over 1,200 licensing transactions in its first year.
The platform features premium film and TV content from producers and distributors including Sony, Legendary Television, Gaumont, Televisa, Viacom 18, CNN, Caracol, and thousands more including both indies and larger studios. Buyers on Vuulr include people from companies like The Walt Disney Company, Viacom International Media Networks, BBC, UKTV, Turner International Apac, Nordic Entertainment, MediaCorp, Zee, and thousands more.
Vuulr is the global online content marketplace for Film & TV rights that connects buyers with distributors worldwide. With Vuulr, content discovery and acquisition takes place 24/7 with buyers negotiating directly with distributors, and completing deals online in days, not months.