Post-production and content servicing company brings in former Barcroft Media, Green Rock and Melody VR exec

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Virtual Post has appointed Ben Churcher to the newly created role of head of post-production.

Churcher, who will report directly to Virtual Post founder and CEO Jon Lee, is a former head of post-production at Barcroft Media, and has since held production manager and head of post-production roles at post house Green Rock and VR music event specialist Melody VR.

Churcher will oversee the management of all post projects and teams at Virtual Post.

Last June, the five-year old company opened a new regional hub at Freedom Works in Brighton & Hove, adding to its facilities in London and Orpington. It now employs 13 full-time staff, six of whom are based in Brighton & Hove and the rest in London and remotely. This represents a doubling of full-time staff in12 months.

Virtual Post’s partnership with Freedom Works is a joint venture that offers production office space and scaleable full-service post-production, supported by a range of cloud tools, to local producers and London-based indies looking to expand into the regions.

Jon Lee, founder and CEO of Virtual Post, said: “We believe that contemporary content management and post-production needs to reflect today’s fiercely competitive world of content creation — and to do that requires some reinvention. We are working to leverage the benefits of the cloud to complement traditional working methods, allowing us to offer unrivalled customisation, flexibility and service.”

Churcher said: ‘I have long shared Virtual Post’s vision for the future of post-production - the company has been at the forefront of a new wave of facilities that aim to utilise new technology to help producers realise their goals.”