He starts the newly created post on June 11 and will be responsible for Revolver's theatrical strategy.
Before joining The Works' theatrical distribution arm, Shear was head of sales at ContentFilm, Winchester Film Distribution and the Feature Film Company.
Justin Marciano, managing director of Revolver Entertainment said: 'With his excellent theatrical experience and exhibitor relationships David is the perfect compliment to our existing Revolver team. We are thrilled that he is joining us in this vital role, in what is a major year for the company with our largest and most varied theatrical slate to date.'
Forthcoming Revolver releases include Jindabyne, Tell No One, The Magic Flute, Zoo and Lagerfeld Confidential.