John Pollak oversees the international strategy and execution for the growing slate of programming within Electus and its content labels. Pollak also leads distribution of Electus’ programming as well as programs and formats from other well-known third party providers. Pollak has been responsible for distributing such ground breaking series as Fashion Star, the Jane The Virgin format, Running Wild With Bear Grylls and the Jerusalem film. Prior to joining Electus, Pollak was EVP and Head of Worldwide Sales for Shine International. During his tenure, he was responsible for identifying, exploiting and selling television content for the international market and structuring major Shine International partnerships and deals with top broadcasters. Pollak was part of the sales drive for some of the world’s most successful non-scripted formats including Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, The Biggest Loser, American Gladiators, The Moment of Truth, MasterChef and The Listener.