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.