24 JUN 2022

Jordan Moblo joins Universal Studio Group

Universal Studio Group has appointed former Netflix and Disney executive Jordan Moblo as its new EVP of Creative Acquisitions and IP management.

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Universal Studio Group has appointed former Netflix and Disney executive Jordan Moblo as its new EVP of Creative Acquisitions and IP management. Moblo will lead the IP focused division with his team responsible for sourcing and acquiring content for Universal Television, Universal Content Productions, Universal International Studios, and Universal Television Alternative Studio. He will report directly to Erin Underhill, President of UTV; Beatrice Springborn, President of UCP & UIS; and Toby Gorman, President of UTAS.

The executive will oversee global book and IP acquisitions for scripted and unscripted series across broadcast television, cable, streaming, and podcasting. He will also work with the studios’ partners to identify strategic opportunities and manage the studio’s podcast division, USG Audio, and its graphic novel imprint, USG Graphic.

Moblo joins Universal Studio Group from Netflix, where he was Director of IP Scouting. During his time at the streamer, he built the company’s IP scouting department and oversaw a global team of executives and book scouts who identify, track and secure books and other forms of IP for adaptation. Prior to that, he was Director and Co-Head of the Creative Acquisitions Department at Disney Television Studios, and also Director of Creative Acquisitions at 20th Television.

“Jordan has impeccable taste in identifying and securing intellectual property that can be brought to series. We’re beyond pleased to have his expertise in sourcing and acquiring projects across the entire USG portfolio while building a team to acquire compelling content that aligns with and broadens our notable roster,”  commented Pearlena Igbokwe, Chairman of Universal Studio Group.