Universal Hires Jordan Moblo as Executive Vice President of Creative Acquisitions and Intellectual Property Management

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Universal Studio Group announced Thursday that it has hired Jordan Moblo as executive vice president of creative acquisitions and intellectual property management.

Moblo, which is transitioning from Netflix to Universal, will be responsible for researching and acquiring content for Universal Television (UTV), UCP, Universal International Studios (UIS) and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS). He will report directly to Erin Underhill, President, UTV; Beatrice Springborn, President, UCP & UIS; and Toby Gorman, President, UTAS.

In addition to overseeing global book and intellectual property acquisitions, Moblo will also manage the studio’s podcast division, USG Audio, and graphic novel printing, USG Graphic.

“Jordan has impeccable taste in identifying and securing intellectual property that can be incorporated into the series,” said USG President Pearlena Igbokwe. “We are beyond excited 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 expands our remarkable roster. “

At Netflix, Moblo developed the streamer’s IP research department from the ground up and served as its director. Previously, he was Director of Creative Acquisitions at Disney Television and 20th Television. Among the IPs he has chosen are Karin Slaughter’s “Will Trent” series for ABC as well as Sarah J. Maas’ “A Court Of Thorns And Roses” and Taylor Jenkins Reid’s “Malibu Rising” for Hulu.

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