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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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