Bishop joins Revolver
by Naman Ramachandran
Former Sony Pictures executive Dave Bishop is joining Revolver Entertainment as Head of Acquisitions.
Bishop was Sony’s UK Acquisitions Manager, later rising to Head of Acquisitions for Northern Europe in 2008. In 2009, he moved to Los Angeles as acting Vice President of Acquisitions for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group.
While at Sony, Bishop was instrumental in acquiring Stuart Hazeldine’s Exam, Paddy Breathnach’s Shrooms [+see also:
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Revolver CEO Justin Marciano said, “Dave is a popular and respected figure in both the UK industry and internationally and we are delighted to have him join us at such a busy and exciting time for Revolver. His ability to spot audience-friendly titles from the sea of product currently out there is a talent we are glad to have on the team.”
Bishop said, “Revolver is the most exciting film distributor operating in the UK today. Having worked with Justin and his team closely on several projects in the past, I’ve seen just how passionate they are about the movies they make and release. When the opportunity arose to join the business as Head of Acquisitions, I jumped at the chance to work with such a talented and creative group. I hope to now play a significant role in their continued growth and success.”