Leopard Films USA
Nick Rigg is a veteran television executive and producer with nearly 20 years in unscripted TV production.
He most recently served as president of Leopard Films USA (part of the UK-based Argonon group), a leading producer of reality and non-fiction television and digital programming, focusing on lifestyle and entertainment content. Rigg first joined Leopard Films USA in 2002, installed by Argonon as the showrunner for Cash in the Attic, the highly successful British format originally produced by sister company, UK-based Leopard Films, also under the Argonon umbrella. The show essentially launched the company in the US, which went on to establish a stronghold in lifestyle franchises, including the global hit series House Hunters International. Since April 2009, Leopard USA has been contracted to produce 600 episodes of the series for HGTV, which airs original episodes every weeknight. Other successful Leopard USA series include Dear Genevieve for HGTV, and Man Caves for DIY, both of which are in multiple-season pick-up, as well as the upcoming series Taste in Translation, premiering January 4 on Cooking Channel.
Prior to Leopard Films USA, Rigg co-founded a London-based digital media company, Push, whose software was used to package digital branded content for clients such as World Rally, Dunhill Fashion Brands, and Alexander McQueen.
Rigg also worked at the BBC, where he helped launch BBC3 (originally called BBC Choice), producing and packaging a slate of music and youth-oriented programming for the new network, as well as a series of documentaries, including Mary Anne’s Bikes, Conspiracy, and Great Speeches, which was nominated for a prestigious Royal Television Society award.
Rigg began his career as a “runner” at The Walt Disney Company in London. Over the course of three years, he worked his way up to producer, responsible for youth-oriented shows for Disney Channel Europe and ITV.
Rigg graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in London with a first class joint honors degree in fine arts and art history.