RealD hires MD for EMEAR
3D technology company RealD has hired a new MD of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR) – John Trafford-Owen.
Trafford-Owen will be responsible for overseeing sales and marketing of all EMEAR territories and will report directly to Travis Reid, chief operating officer of RealD. He joins the company on September 17, 2019 and will be based at RealD’s Europe headquarters in the UK.
Trafford-Owen has worked in entertainment, focusing on exhibition and distribution for more than 25 years. He joins RealD from Gower Street Analytics where he was head of theatrical distribution UK & Ireland for StudioCanal. He was also sales director for UK and Ireland for Paramount Pictures International and United International Pictures UK following an early career as a senior film buyer with Odeon Cinemas.
Reid said: “John is a well-known leader in our industry with a wealth of experience, skills and established relationships. He recognises and understands the value 3D brings to the cinema industry and will work closely with our exhibition and distribution partners to continue to expand and maximize the potential of 3D, the RealD cinema platform and RealD’s Ultimate Screen business throughout the growing EMEAR territories. We are thrilled to have him as part of the RealD team.”