Jeff Ford Joins AfterShock Comics


Jeff Ford has joined AfterShock Comics to pursue opportunities for the publisher’s IP to be adapted in the British market.

A senior media executive in the U.K. team, Ford will work with Dan Shires, AfterShock’s U.K.-based VP of film and television, on presenting the company’s current and upcoming titles to British broadcasters and producers. He’ll also work with AfterShock CEO Jon Kramer in negotiating deals in the market and then managing productions after the content is acquired.

Ford has worked across the British content landscape with roles at BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Channel 4 and Fox Networks Group UK. He also worked at TV3 Ireland.

“After leaving Fox, my early retirement plans quickly changed when I discovered how AfterShock Comics was addressing the development and distribution of original content,” said Ford. “I’m eager to be a part of what I see as a big change coming in the way IP is created for and placed on TV, film and streaming in the U.K., and I couldn’t be happier working with AfterShock as they continue to make waves in the industry while expanding their incredible content into new markets.”

“In my years in the media business, I’ve always admired Jeff’s ability to license and create great shows,” said AfterShock CEO Jon Kramer. “We are at a time where creative risk-taking is essential to keep viewers entertained, and Jeff has never been afraid to take those risks necessary to attract and keep an audience. Regardless of format, region or distribution channel, great content always wins. With the addition of Jeff’s TV acquisitions expertise to an already strong U.K. presence led by Dan Shires, we’re excited to introduce and expand our IP to new audiences outside the U.S.”