A24 Hires NBA's Chief Financial Officer JB Lockhart

He’ll serve as the company’s first CFO since A24’s launch

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A24 has hired the NBA’s Chief Financial Officer J.B. Lockhart to serve in the same position at the independent film company, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

This is the first time the company will be having a CFO, in the almost 10 years since the company was launched. He will lead the brand’s continued global expansion.

Lockhart served as CFO at the NBA for the last four years, after joining the NBA in 2013. There, he led strategic planning and oversaw all financial matters for the NBA and its affiliated businesses, which includes the WNBA, NBA G League, Basketball Africa League, and NBA 2K League, the NBA’s esports league.

Prior to the NBA, Lockart worked in venture capital, media & technology investment banking. He also previously worked at the Walt Disney Company’s Strategic Planning Group focusing on business development and M&A initiatives.

Just this year, A24 is financing and producing 14 television series and 17 feature films globally. Previous films include “The Green Knight,” “Zola,” “Saint Maud,” “Minari,” “On the Rocks,” “First Cow,” “Uncut Gems,” “Waves,” “The Lighthouse,” “The Farewell,” “Midsommar” and “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.”

The company’s film division has received many Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Brie Larson in “Room,” Best Picture for “Moonlight,” and most recently, Best Supporting Actress for Yuh-Jung Youn in “Minari.”

Upcoming films include “Lamb,” “Red Rocket,” “After Yang” and “The Souvenir Part II.”

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