David Frank

Ex-Zodiak boss Frank’s new firm outlines plan

Former Zodiak Media boss David Frank has outlined plans for his new content company, Dial Square 86, placing technology at the core of its proposition. The firm, which Frank will lead as CEO, will look to build a group of established companies, start-ups and ‘early stage businesses with high growth potential”, primarily in the US […]

Signs of the Zodiak

In his first interview since becoming Zodiak Media’s CEO, Marc-Antoine d’Halluin outlines his plan to turn its group of worldwide production companies and studios into a unified confederation, while putting international format development at the heart of the business. Jesse Whittock reports. With an office perched at the summit of a west London business village, […]

Nigel Pickard joining David Frank’s new content company

Nigel Pickard is set to join Dial Square Eighty Six, the new content company founded by RDF founder and former Zodiak Media boss David Frank, TBI has learned. Veteran kids and family producer Pickard (pictured) announced his departure from Zodiak in April and in June, Jean Philippe Randisi was named Zodiak Kids’ CEO. Michael Carrington […]

TBI’s 2013 in review – part three

In the third part of a review of 2013, we look at the ever changing face of the industry – is that former rival now your partner in crime in your acquisitions department? TBI runs down all the major comings and goings from the past twelve months.   SURPRISE DEPARTURES AND TOP LEVEL CHANGES David […]

David Frank exiting Zodiak

Zodiak Media’s CEO David Frank (below) is exiting the company. Frank is understood to be leaving the global production giant by the end of the year, with an announcement on the succession plan expected shortly. Frank took the top role at Zodiak Media in 2010 when Zodiak Entertainment acquired UK super indie RDF Media. His […]

Zodiak Active CEO departs, Drago promoted

Marco Ferrari is departing from Zodiak Media Group’s digital global arm Zodiak Active as part of a succession plan that will see him replaced in-house by Nicola Drago (pictured). Ferrari founded the Italy-based Zodiak Active (then Neo Network) 14 years ago and sold it to ZMG lead shareholder De Agostini in 2007. This evolved into […]

Zodiak teams with National Film and TV School for TV scholarship

Producer and distributor Zodiak Media has joined forces with the UK National Film and Television School and will start offering an annual TV production and entertainment scholarship. Zodiak will sponsor a student on the NFTS TV Producing and Directing Television Entertainment course in 2014 and 2015, with the first scholarship awarded later this year. The […]

Zodiak launches clips division

Zodiak Media has launched a new archive division to exploit its clips library online. Zodiak Clips has already secured a deal with HD stock footage provider and will represent footage from the wider Zodiak Media portfolio and sales unit Zodiak Rights. It will also include content from the likes of Guinness World Records and RTL2. […]

Joely Fether to exit Zodiak UK

Joely Fether, Zodiak Media’s UK and Benelux CEO, is exiting the company. The move triggers changes at the very top of the superindie. The long-serving Fether will step down in May, with Zodiak’s group CEO David Frank assuming her responsibilities and overseeing the company’s UK, Netherland and Belgium-based indies, which include The Inbetweeners producer Bwark, […]

Breton leaves Zodiak’s Marathon, Alessandri appointed CEO

Pascal Breton, the co-founder of Marathon, has stepped down as CEO of the French production company. He will be succeeded at the Zodiak Media-owned firm by Philippe Alessandri who is currently CEO of Tele Images Productions. “Pascal Breton has decided to pursue new personal projects and to concentrate on being an independent producer,” Zodiak said […]