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MPLC appoints industry veteran Roger Pollock as SVP & Global Head of Studio Relations amid significant global business growth

MPLC, the largest contributor of public performance audio-visual royalties to the entertainment industry, today announces the appointment of Roger Pollock as Senior Vice President & Global Head of Studio Relations. The newly created position underscores MPLC’s investment in exceptional talent to collaborate with its industry partners, enhancing global compliance with public performance regulations. This important development comes as MPLC continues to expand significantly and highlights the organisation’s ongoing efforts to strengthen partnerships with rightsholders across the globe.

Roger Pollock brings a depth of experience to MPLC, with a career spanning over four decades in the entertainment industry. Beginning in 1982 at the BBC in London, Pollock has held influential roles in international distribution, marketing, and production. Notably, his leadership at Paramount Pictures International which contributed to a record-breaking $3.2 billion in global box office earnings. Now based in Los Angeles, Pollock’s role is pivotal in strengthening MPLC’s global partnerships with rightsholders.

“Roger’s extensive background and industry knowledge make him an invaluable addition to our team,” said Rory Shedden, CEO of MPLC. “His commitment to enhancing our collaborations with studios and content creators aligns perfectly with our mission to support our partners in ensuring that movies and TV shows reach audiences in non-traditional venues. This appointment marks a significant milestone for MPLC as we continue to expand our reach and impact in the global entertainment industry.”

Roger Pollock added: “I’m delighted to join MPLC at such a transformative time. The opportunity to deepen our relationships with rightsholders and contribute to MPLC’s ongoing success is incredibly exciting. I look forward to working closely with our partners to ensure a prosperous future for all involved.”

To showcase its role in the entertainment industry, MPLC will be hosting an exclusive event in Los Angeles on 27th March 2024. The event will bring together senior studio executives to highlight the evolution of MPLC as the leading non-theatrical licensing partner.