Tony Yates


Talpa hires Critical’s Danska

Talpa Media USA has poached Jennifer Danska from Ellen Rakieten Entertainment, which sits within Tom Forman’s Critical Content. Danska (pictured) will be senior VP, programming and development at Talpa Media’s North American arm, which has also promoted VP Monica Stock to SVP of production and director ReBecca Crawford to VP, current programming and development. Talpa […]

Karsberg, Yeter make US formats switch at Zodiak

Swedish execs Joel Karsberg and Cem Yeter will move to the US to become joint chief creative officers at Zodiak Americas. The pair currently head up Zodiak Media production companies in Scandinavia, but will relocate as part of an effort to increase Zodiak’s unscripted development business in the US. They are credited with jointly leading […]

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 […]

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 […]