James Hurlock has been tapped senior VP of sales for the international TV division of Paramount and will report to Joe Lucas, exec VP of sales and marketing, for the unit.
Hurlock will relocate to Los Angeles from Sydney, where for the last three years he served as VP of the Asia Pacific region. In that capacity, he negotiated long-term programming deals with Movie TV in Japan and Channel Nine in Australia.
In his new role, Hurlock will assist in deal negotiations with clients worldwide as well as administrative issues with the field offices. He will also continue to oversee sales for Japan and China. Sean Cleary, director of sales in Sydney, will assume the supervisory role of the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to Paramount, Hurlock served as a VP of business development for MGM in the Asia Pacific region and before that was based in the Czech Republic as director of sales for HBO.
Paramount Intl. TV is the single largest distributor of programming in the world, with a library of 55,000 hours.