Zodiak Rights, the international distribution and rights exploitation arm of Zodiak Media, has hired Janet Robinson as VP Sales & Acquisitions, North America, where she will focus on selling Zodiak Media’s unscripted programs to the U.S. and Canada. She will be based in Zodiak’s LA office and report to Glen Hansen, SVP Sales, Acquisitions & Co-Productions, North America. Previously, Robinson was Sales Manager at ITV Global Entertainment, where she managed sales and programming revenues across North America and the company’s distribution partnership with Animal Planet/Discovery Enterprises.
Zodiak Rights reps a catalog of more than 20,000 hours of content across all genres including kids, drama, factual and entertainment. Since Hansen joined Zodiak last year and launched the first U.S. sales division, it has landed content partnerships with indie production companies including T-Group Prods, Asylum Entertainment, Langley Prods, Handbook Prods, Suddenly Seymour Prods and Keoghan’s production company NOW Prods.