Formats

Zodiak Media hires Nathan Gibbs for formats role

Former Endemol Australia exec Nathan Gibbs (pictured) is joining the super-indie as group head of format acquisitions, a newly created role.
October 21, 2014

Zodiak Media has hired Nathan Gibbs (pictured) to be its group head of format acquisitions, effective immediately.

In the newly created role, he will acquire global rights to third-party formats to be distributed by the super-indie as well as formats for Zodiak-owned production companies.

“As our production companies continue to grow in their local markets, broadcasters are looking to them to provide more and more content,” said Grant Ross, EVP of global creative development and format acquisitions, in a statement. “We’re accelerating our internal creativity to respond to this, and Nathan will help us do the same with regards to third party format acquisitions.”

Formerly a producer and development exec for Endemol Australia, Gibbs has worked on unscripted series’ such as Deal or No Deal, Big Brother, Undercover Boss and Wipeout. He has also worked for Fox World International and Australia’s Seven Network.

Gibbs will report to Ross, who joined Zodiak Media from the Endemol Group in May with a mandate to expand the company’s formats activity.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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