Zodiak France

Alessandri exits Zodiak as Runel takes French post

Philippe Alessandri is exiting Zodiak Media, with Benoît Runel upped to run the former’s prodco, Télé Images Productions, and fellow French kids firm Marathon Media, TBI has learned. Runel (pictured) takes the newly-created role of managing director, Zodiak Kids, France following the change, which is effective immediately. Alessandri departs after 16 years at Télé Images, […]

Zodiak appoints French drama chief

Zodiak France has appointed Marc Nowak as chief operating officer, drama, in a move it said will bolster its scripted output. Nowak will move from his current role at Zodiak as the Paris-based general manager of sales unit Zodiak Rights. He starts in the newly created role on October 1 and will report to Zodiak […]

Signs of the Zodiak

In his first interview since becoming Zodiak Media’s CEO, Marc-Antoine d’Halluin outlines his plan to turn its group of worldwide production companies and studios into a unified confederation, while putting international format development at the heart of the business. Jesse Whittock reports. With an office perched at the summit of a west London business village, […]

Zodiak France appoints first CCO

Zodiak France has continued its executive restructure with the hire of Edouard Duprey as its first-ever chief creative officer. Duprey will oversee the creation of new formats and all creative activity at Zodiak France across the entertainment, factual, documentary and drama genres. He will also be part of the newly inaugurated International Development Board, the […]

Zodiak cuts drama deal with former TF1 drama boss

The French division of Zodiak Media has inked a production and development deal with Karine Evrard, the former TF1 drama exec who recently set up her own indie. Evrard was senior VP of drama at the French commercial broadcaster before leaving to set up Blush Film. The fledgling indie will develop scripted series with Zodiak […]