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Netflix alum Jordan Moblo joins USG as exec VP, creative acquisitions

Jordan Moblo, the former director of IP scouting and acquisitions at Netflix, has joined Universal Studio Group (USG) as executive VP, creative acquisitions and IP management.

Jordan Moblo

In the new role, Moblo will lead the IP-focused division that is responsible for sourcing and acquiring content for the four divisions under USG: Universal Television (UTV), UCP, Universal International Studios (UIS) and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS).

He will report to Erin Underhill, president of UTV; Beatrice Springborn, president of UCP and UIS; and Toby Gorman, president of UTAS.

Moblo will oversee global book and IP acquisitions, with a mandate to find properties that align with NBCUniversal-owned USG’s content strategy across all genres and platforms. He will also expand USG’s IP team, in addition to managing its podcast division, USG Audio, and its graphic novel imprint, USG Graphic.

During his time at Netflix, Moblo helped build 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 purposes.

Prior to joining Netflix, he was director and co-head of the creative acquisitions department at Disney Television Studio and before that was director of creative acquisitions at 20th Television.

“Jordan has impeccable taste in identifying and securing intellectual property that can be brought to series,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, chairman of USG.

“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.”

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