Director – Research and Analysis, Cinema & Home Entertainment, IHS Markit
Mr. David Hancock is a director of Research and Analysis for Cinema & Home Entertainment at IHS Markit. Mr. Hancock heads the global Film and Cinema department at IHS Markit, including the online data and analysis service, Cinema Intelligence and digital cinema activities. As a consultant for major media groups, digital cinema companies, technology groups, investment banks, international organizations and government agencies, he specializes in new business models, market sizing and valuation, competitor analysis and benchmarking, strategic roadmaps, due diligence and in-depth market analyses. He has served as a consultant to film producers and stakeholders. He joined IHS Markit during the 2010 acquisition of Screen Digest. A sought-after speaker and author, Mr. Hancock is the co-author of the Digital Cinema: Roll-out, business models and forecasts report, as well as lead author of Alternative Content in Cinemas. He co-authored the ground-breaking Cinema and Home Entertainment in China, in partnership with Nielsen NRG. He is a frequent film industry commentator for BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Reuters, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, The Guardian, LA Times and other leading outlets. Previously, he was a senior executive with Eurimages, the Strasbourg-based pan-European co-production fund working within the Council of Europe, and began his career at IDATE. Mr. David Hancock holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Business Studies and French from Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, and speaks fluent French. He is a board member of several groups, including the European Digital Cinema Forum (EDCF).