AfterShock Hires New UK VP Of Film And Television

by Olly MacNamee

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is reporting that Aftershock Comics have got themselves a new UK VP of Film and Television. Enter Dan Shires, a man with two decades of broadcasting experience to this newly created role.

In that time, Shires has worked with the likes of Vivendi Universal, the Walt Disney Company and the Fox Networks Group.

THR writes that in his new role, “He will be responsible with introducing AfterShock content to UK broadcasters and producers, in addition to working alongside and nurturing new international partners for production, and working with Lee Kramer and Julie Pifher in Los Angeles to translate AfterShock’s comic book properties into movie and television content.”

Of course, Shire had this to say about his new appointment in a PR statement:

I’m thrilled to be joining the AfterShock team to bring their fantastic IP to producers and broadcasters on the international stage and help the company become a global one. AfterShock produces a broad range of exceptional comics, working with some of the most highly regarded creators in the business. What makes it all the more exciting for me is that, as a lifelong comics geek from Prog 1 of 2000 AD in 1977, my career has now merged with my obsession – I don’t think I could have dreamt up a better job if I’d tried.

Sounds like the dream job then. Congratulations on the new role and new vocation, Dan.

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