Shipwrecked


Aftercare or afterthought?: Unpacking duty of care on youth-skewing formats

With TV’s biggest entertainment format facing backlash over its aftercare practices, do casting directors and producers need to re-examine duty of care for youth-targeting formats? Manori Ravindran investigates In a competitive entertainment landscape that finds channels jostling for the coveted 16-34 demographic, youth-skewing formats are among the toughest to cast – and, as evidenced by […]

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. […]

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 […]