Former Global Road Exec John Zois Joins Anton as EVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions

Anton has announced  that former Global Road and IM Global exec John Zois has joined the company as EVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions. Zois will continue to grow the company’s Film business globally while also working to establish Anton’s TV studio in the US. In film, Zois will work alongside London based President of Distribution, Harold van Lier, to grow Anton’s slate to 4 to 5 films a year, with budgets up to US$50m and a strong focus on kids/family and sci-fi/genre. Zois will report to Anton Founder & CEO Sebastien Raybaud.

“John is an incredibly seasoned and well-liked executive and the perfect person to expand our footprint in the U.S.,” said Anton CEO Sebastien Raybaud.

Prior to joining Anton, Zois was the Head of Acquisitions & Co-Productions at Global Road, where he oversaw the acquisition and production of Marc Munden’s The Secret Garden starring Colin Firth as well as John Leonetti’s The Silence starring Kiernan Shipka and Stanley Tucci. Zois previously worked at IM Global on such projects as Wayne Roberts’ Richard Says Goodbyestarring Johnny Depp and Reed Morano’s I Think Were Alone Now starring Peter Dinklage. Zois also worked at EuropaCorp and FilmNation on projects such as Lenny Abrahamson’s Roomand John Madden’s Miss Sloane starring Jessica Chastain. Zois began his career at The Gersh Agency.

Founded by Sebastien Raybaud in 2011, Anton is a global content business which creates, produces, finances and distributes across both film and TV. The company debuted its pioneering co-financing model by partnering with StudioCanal on acclaimed international productions such as Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson, the Paddington franchise, and Shaun the Sheep. 

Upcoming projects include Greenland written by Chris Sparling and produced with Thunder Road, and the animated feature, Fireheart, from the successful producers of Ballerina, a.k.a. Leap!.TV titles include the recent BBC success McMafia, and the upcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials for HBO starring James McAvoy and Ruth Wilson and directed by Tom Hooper.

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