Zodiak forms Americas divison, names Jonny Slow as CEO

Zodiak Media is consolidating its production businesses in North, Central and South America under the new banner Zodiak Americas, with company COO Jonny Slow relocating from London to LA to head up the effort.
July 12, 2012

Zodiak Media has launched Zodiak Americas to consolidate the company’s production businesses in North, Central and South America, with company COO Jonny Slow relocating from London to LA to head up the effort as the new division’s CEO.

Zodiak Media says the division will increase investment in the region and is “part of a long-term plan to increase the focus of the group on the American continents.”

Slow will work closely with Natalka Znak, who was recently named CEO of Zodiak USA, as well as Harris Whitbeck, CEO, Zodiak Latino; and Carla Affonso, CEO, Zodiak Brasil.

Expanded divisional roles have been given to Zodiak USA COO Tony Yates, and CFO Andy Lennon.

“This move is a demonstration of the importance of these geographic markets to us and the pace with which we want to both broaden our activities in TV production and develop our international distribution and online media activities here,” said David Frank, chief executive of Zodiak Media.

“By supporting the existing CEOs, expanding into new regions and pursuing new commercial ventures, we’re reinforcing our first and foremost goal – to marry the best of the Zodiak catalog with the greatest talent in the biggest and fastest growing television market in the world,” added Slow.

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