Zodiak USA Rebrands As Zodiak Los Angeles, Taps Tony Yates As CEO

Zodiak Americas is rebranding Zodiak USA as Zodiak Los Angeles. Zodiak Americas COO Tony Yates has been appointed CEO of the new entity, which will serve as Zodiak’s west coast non-scripted production base managing a programming slate that includes Secret Millionaire (ABC), Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC) and Killer Karaoke (truTV). He will report to Jonny Slow, CEO of Zodiak Americas. Yates succeeds Natalka Znak who left the company in April. As part of the restructuring, Yates has appointed David Wollock as SVP of Development. Current production at Zodiak Los Angeles will continue to be led by SVP Dave Shikiar and casting by SVP Sunny Agans. All will report to Yates. Zodiak New York will remain as the division’s east coast production base, focusing on character driven docu-series for east coast cable networks, and will continue to be led by Chief Creative Officer Mike Gamson and Chief Operating Officer Sheila Cabano. Both report to Slow. (more…)

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