Zodiak Americas

TV4 hires ex-Zodiak Americas creative exec

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 Group has made two key content appointments, bringing in former Zodiak Americas and Mastiff creative chief Cem Yeter. The broadcast group hired Yeter (pictured) in the new role of creative director. He was previously joint chief creative officer of production outfit Zodiak Americas’ Los Angeles unit, which is […]

Ex-Zodiak US chief creates Pandemo

Veteran exec Jonny Slow has launched a new US-based content company, Pandemo, and has a show in development for MTV in the US with the prodco set up by Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun. Slow exited Zodiak Media last year. Having been COO of Zodiak Media (now Banijay Group), Slow oversaw the reorganisation of the […]

Former Zodiak exec Henderson joins Insurrection

US content company Insurrection Media has hired former Zodiak Americas exec Deborah Henderson. Before becoming a lawyer, Henderson was a TV producer and the new role combines both skill sets. At Insurrection she will take a newly-created role of general counsel and head of production, putting her in charge of the the firm’s newly-minted digital content […]

Zodiak Americas boss Slow exits

Jonny Slow is leaving the US division of production and distribution group Zodiak Media. Having been COO of Zodiak Media, Slow oversaw the reorganisation of the group’s US activities and creation of Zodiak Americas in 2012, becoming CEO of the new division. Zodiak announced last night that he had resigned. It said he will continue […]

Ardaban pair in Zodiak partnership, Gamson upped

A pair of top creative executives from Shine America-owned producer Ardaban are setting up shop with Zodiak Americas. Gameshow and format producers Cleve Keller (left) and Dave Noll (below, right), who form prodco Keller/Noll (Chopped), have signed a partnership with Zodiak to create coproduced unscripted formats for the US. This comes simultaneously as Zodiak New […]

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 […]