Don’t Forget the Lyrics


Zodiak Media appoints Russia CEO

Zodiak Media has appointed Laurent Saillard as CEO of Zodiak Vostok, its Russian division. Saillard joins the Russian arm of the production and distribution giant from free-to-air broadcaster Ren TV. He has also worked at TV firms including Endemol and Banijay. The CEO position was made vacant last October following the departure of Gennadij Kaganovitj. […]

Zodiak puts Yates at top of restructured LA arm

Production giant Zodiak Media Group has named Tony Yates as CEO of a restructured LA division. The under new structure, Zodiak USA becomes Zodiak Los Angeles, with Yates, who was previously Zodiak Americas’ COO, taking a new chief exec role. In turn, Yates has appointed David Wollock from Zodiak’s LA-based Creative Innovation Unit as senior […]

Russian net gets Shipwrecked, lines up Lyrics

Russian channel NTV has commissioned local versions of Zodiak Media-owned formats Shipwrecked and Don’t forget the Lyrics. Mastiff, the Zodiak Vostok-owned Russian producer, will produce the shows, which are expected to broadcast later this year. Shipwrecked will be a 13x90mins series. The reality competition format features young people living on a seemingly idyllic island and […]

Zodiak Americas’ Apploff deal ‘template for the future’

Zodiak Media’s US arm has created a partnership with Don’t Forget the Lyrics executive producer Jeff Apploff – a deal Zodiak says acts as a template for its stateside business. Under terms of the agreement with Apploff Entertainment, Zodiak and Apploff will work together on develop and create new unscripted formats. Apploff Entertainment will relocate […]