Unscripted

Grant Mansfield leaving Zodiak USA

The transplanted UK native had led the American office of Zodiak in Los Angeles for two years, and is expected to return to London.
March 14, 2012

Grant Mansfield is leaving his post as CEO of Zodiak USA.

Mansfield, previously group director of factual, entertainment and comedy for the company when it was known as RDF Media Group, uprooted from London in early 2010 to move to Los Angeles following Chris Coelen’s departure from RDF Media USA at the end of 2009. RDF was then acquired by Zodiak a matter of months later, with the global company rebranding as Zodiak Media Group. 

Prior to his time with RDF/Zodiak, Mansfield was director of programs at Granada and controller of documentaries, features and arts at ITV.

The company will soon be making an announcement regarding a successor. Mansfield will stay with Zodiak USA for a few more months to allow for a smooth transition.

Zodiak USA is the prodco behind truTV’s top-rated series Hardcore Pawn and its upcoming spin-off, Hardcore Pawn: Fort Bragg, as well as Secret Millionaire for ABC.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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