Easy Tiger appoints Rob Gibson CEO
Rob Gibson has joined Easy Tiger Productions, where he will be CEO and producer.
Most recently, Gibson was the head of originals at Stan, overseeing the commission and production of shows such as No Activity, Wolf Creek and Bloom. His successor at the streaming service is yet to be announced.
Gibson’s appointment at Easy Tiger is a strategic one, designed to free up founder and current managing director Ian Collie to focus on more on creative. The Fremantle majority-owned production company has a slate that includes Rake, Doctor Doctor, Jack Irish and Sunshine.
As CEO, Gibson’s focus will be on assessing potential finance models for drama production with an eye on international partners and collaborations, working closely with CFO Kelley Ward. He will also oversee the drama development slate along with Collie and development executives Rachael Turk and Tanya Phegan.
Prior to Stan, Gibson 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.
Gibson said: “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.”
Collie said: “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.”