First Look Hires New COO30 Apr, 2007 By: Billy Gil
First Look Studios has appointed industry veteran Dean Wilson as its new COO.
Wilson will be responsible for marketing, sales, acquisition and distribution of First Look product lines. He will report to Trevor Short, CEO of First Look Studios, and Avi Lerner, co-chairman of First Look Holdings, which acquired First Look Studios in February and is owned by Nu Image and Henry Winterstern.
Wilson has more than 20 years of experience in the film industry, most recently as head of new business development for Blockbuster Inc. During his tenure there, which began in 1995, he also was a founder of DEJ Productions, a film acquisition and distribution subsidiary of Blockbuster that was sold to First Look Studios in 2005. Prior to that, Wilson served at Trans World Entertainment.