SpectreVision, the company started by Daniel Noah, Josh Waller and Elijah Wood (Lord Of The Rings trilogy), has hired a new Chief Operating Officer from NBCUniversal’s Chiller, where she served as Senior Director, Program Strategy. Lisa Wolk Whalen will step in as COO, effective immediately. She first met the guys while working on their film The Boy — the first in a trilogy that follows a serial killer from childhood on. That pic had its premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin.
In her new post, Whalen will be involved in all aspects of the company, including film and music management and help as SpectreVision continues to expand. The company, which was founded five years ago, saw its film Cooties acquired by Lionsgate last year after its premiere at Sundance. That film, which stars Wood and was directed by Jonathan Milott and Cory Murnion, will bow in September. The company also will begin production next month on another film, The Greasy Strangler.
“At a time when SpectreVision is preparing to branch out into new areas of entertainment and media, Lisa comes to us with the vision and know-how …,” said Noah in a statement.
Besides her experience at NBC/Universal, she also held executive positions at Fox Broadcasting and Katz Media.