Nutopia has appointed former Nat Geo EVP of Global Unscripted, Geoff Daniels, to the newly created role of Executive Vice President of Unscripted Entertainment.
In this position, Daniels will work across all series in production, manage programme marketing and help to liaise with Nutopia’s key production partners and talent. He will be based in the US and report into Nutopia’s founder and CEO, Jane Root.
“With our ever-growing slate of productions, we are delighted to welcome Geoff as we expand our senior team,” said Jane Root, Founder and CEO of Nutopia. “From working with him over the last few years, I know that he has the vision, extraordinary experience and great working relationships in the industry to continue our successes into the future.”
“When it comes to delivering brand defining, breakthrough content that entertains and inspires mass audiences around the world, Nutopia is the gold standard. I simply couldn’t be more thrilled to have this opportunity to work alongside such an innovative team of creators under a leader as visionary as Jane,” said Geoff Daniels, Executive Vice President of Unscripted Entertainment.
Geoff Daniels previously was the Executive Vice President of Global Unscripted Entertainment for Nat Geo. In his role, Daniels oversaw all development and production for unscripted programming for National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo on Disney+. In this role, Daniels was responsible for commissioning the hit Nutopia series The World According to Jeff Goldblum and the soon to be released Limitless with Chris Hemsworth. Prior to this, he launched and lead Nat Geo WILD, building the network off the back of franchise series like The Incredible Dr. Pol, Savage Kingdom and popular programming stunts like Big Cat Week and SharkFest.
Daniels joined National Geographic in 1998 as Director of Development, supporting the initial rollout and expansion of National Geographic Channels Internationally. During his tenure, Daniels commissioned more than 250 hours of original programming per year while managing the network’s key co-production and programming partnerships across the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Additionally, Daniels executive produced nearly 400 hours of factual programming across the network’s core nature, science, adventure and world culture strands, directing breakout series such as Seconds From Disaster, Mega Structures and Air Crash Investigation.
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