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Gravitas bolsters acquisitions team with two new hires

Josh Spector (pictured) has joined independent global distributor Gravitas Ventures as the new director of acquisitions along with Zach Hamby, who has been named acquisitions manager. In his new role, Spector will ...
April 19, 2017

Josh Spector (pictured) has joined independent global distributor Gravitas Ventures as the new director of acquisitions along with Zach Hamby, who has been named acquisitions manager.

In his new role, Spector will set a strategy for identifying and tracking more than 30 theatrical releases and 300 direct to VOD films. He will also oversee the company’s film festival and market coverage program.

Spector most recently served as manager of acquisitions at MGM, where he licensed content for the company’s domestic theatrical and international TV distribution.  He began at MGM in 2013 after working with the team at Entertainment One.

Before joining Gravitas, Hamby served as the acquisitions coordinator for RLJ Entertainment, assisting in the acquisition and distribution of titles such as Bone TomahawkBushwickThe CobblerThe RewriteDog Eat Dog and The Phenom.

Prior to that, he served as the marketing coordinator for Acorn TV, assisting in the development and management of the streaming service.

Spector will report directly to Gallagher and will oversee Hamby in his new role.

“We are proud to continue adding talented team members like Josh and Zach to the Gravitas family,” said Gravitas founder and CEO Nolan Gallagher, in a statement. “Their combined experience and expertise will be pivotal as we grow our acquisitions and distribution strategies.”

 

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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