Easy Tiger appoints CEO

Easy Tiger Productions today announced the appointment of Rob Gibson as CEO / Producer. Easy Tiger is the drama arm of Fremantle, founded by producer Ian Collie (Rake, Doctor Doctor, Jack Irish, Sunshine)

Rob Gibson has been Head of Originals at Stan where he oversaw the commission and production of No Activity, Wolf Creek and Bloom. He previously worked as a producer in Los Angeles and Sydney for production company Circle of Confusion (Straight Outta Compton, The Walking Dead) and as an independent producer in Australia. Prior to this he was a media and entertainment lawyer, working for Allens Linklaters, Foxtel, Festival Records and Fairfax Media.

His focus will be on assessing potential finance models for drama production with an eye on international partners and collaborations and enables Ian Collie to focus more on the creative processes. Gibson will oversee drama development along with Ian Collie and Development executives Rachael Turk and Tanya Phegan.

Rob Gibson, CEO/Producer, Easy Tiger, says: “It’s a thrilling time to be in the business of screen storytelling globally, and at Stan I’ve been privileged to help build a thriving Originals business, partnering with exceptional creatives to make bold, award-winning shows. Ian and the team at Easy Tiger are renowned for their passionate support of our best and brightest creative talents in creating acclaimed, captivating television. I couldn’t be more excited to join them, and join forces with the Fremantle team globally, to help outstanding storytellers make ground-breaking shows for the local and global audience.”

The Easy Tiger Board of Directors consists of Ian Collie (Founder/Producer, Easy Tiger), Sarah Doole (Global Director of Drama, Fremantle) and Chris Oliver-Taylor (CEO Asia Pacific, Fremantle).

Ian Collie, says: “With increasing pressure to seek international funding for Drama, Rob’s understanding of the global industry and deal-making finesse will be invaluable to our business. He is also brilliant at nurturing talent which is something we pride ourselves on at Easy Tiger.”

Chris Oliver-Taylor, CEO Asia Pacific, Fremantle, says: “On behalf of the Board of Easy Tiger, we are thrilled to welcome Rob to the company. Rob will add significant international experience to the brilliant team led by Ian Collie at Easy Tiger.”

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