Matthew Frank

TRX continues to staff up

TRX has hired an exec to cover Latin America ahead of the NATPE market in Miami next week. Raquel Yepes will handle Latin American for the UK-based rights trading platform, which will roll out in the next few months. As a consultant focused on the region, Yepes has worked with the Lat Am divisions of […]

McVay, Nohr join TRX advisory board

Soon-to-launch rights trading platform TRX has appointed a quartet of industry figures to a new advisory board. John McVay, boss of UK indies industry group Pact, will be on the board, as will Nadine Nohr (left), the former boss of both Shine and ITV’s distribution businesses. Juliette Squair, chief strategy office at music rights specialist […]

Frank brothers’ TRX gets funding, distribs

A raft of distributors have signed up to the beta test of The Rights Xchange (TRX), the new digital distribution platform being launched by David and Matthew Frank. The company has also hired a pair of new execs as the commercial launch plans take shape, recruiting Matt Honeybone as CFO and Jennifer Buzzelli to lead […]

David Frank’s Dial Square launching virtual market

Dial Square 86, the media investment company run by David and Matthew Frank, is launching a digital platform that will allow distributors and buyers to work together within a new ‘virtual market’. The roll out of TRX is a reaction to a need to ‘overhaul’ the TV distribution business, the company said. Dial Square said TRX would […]

Mutimer replaces Macallister at Zodiak Rights

Tim Mutimer has replaced Steve Macallister as CEO of Zodiak Media’s sales arm, Zodiak Rights. Macallister had held the top post after replacing Matthew Frank in January, but has has resigned. His former BBC Worldwide colleague Mutimer (left), who is Zodiak Rights’ head of non-scripted, has stepped up to replace him. “Having worked at Zodiak for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Steve Macallister in as Zodiak Rights CEO, Matthew Frank exits

Former Disney and BBC Worldwide sales boss Steve Macallister has been appointed CEO of Zodiak Rights and will replace Matthew Frank who is leaving the distributor. Matthew Frank’s departure follows that of his brother, David, who left last October as Zodiak Media CEO and was replaced by Marc Antoine D’Halluin. Macallister joins Zodiak next week. […]

Executive predictions: TV on 2014

As another eventful year in television draws to a close, leading industry figures – including Warner Bros. formats boss Andrew Zein, BBC Worldwide’s Western Europe chief David Weiland and NBCUniversal’s David Mortimer – predict the trends and moments that will define the next 12 months.   Next year I am looking forward to the launch of a […]

Zodiak Rights taps BBC Worldwide for ‘heavy hitting’ hire

Zodiak Rights has poached a BBC Worldwide exec described as a “heavy hitter” to become its head of international scripted. Caroline Torrance (left) will spearhead a push into international drama, working with Zodiak Media’s scripted sales team in Paris and working with in-house and external producers to develop comedy and drama coproductions. She will work […]