Zodiak Rights, the international division of Zodiak Media, has promoted Glen Hansen to senior vice president of sales, acquisitions and co-production, North America. Hansen’s promotion serves to create a U.S. base for North American sales of Zodiak Rights’ more than 15,000 hours of programming.
Hansen joined Zodiak Rights at the beginning of the year as senior vice president of acquisitions and business development, North America, where he was responsible for spearheading Zodiak Rights’ third-party acquisitions in the U.S.
In his new role, Hansen’s responsibilities will expand to include all U.S. and English-speaking Canada finished program and format sales. He will continue to be based out of Zodiak USA’s office in Santa Monica, Calif., and report into Zodiak Rights’ managing director Jane Millichip.
“Operating North American sales out of the U.S. is a significant strategic move for Zodiak Rights, and one which we believe will drive growth in all aspects of Zodiak Rights’ North American business,” says Millichip. “I’m delighted that Glen Hansen is taking on this integrated sales and acquisitions position. He brings a great deal of experience, expertise and ambition to the role.”