Under the deal, Keller and Noll will focus on creating new, unscripted formats to be co-produced with Zodiak in the U.S. and distributed internationally by Zodiak Rights.
Zodiak’s former Chief Creative Officer Mike Gamson has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer, Zodiak New York.
Keller/Noll will relocate to Zodiak’s New York office and work closely with Gamson.The deal will fund specific development resources for Keller/Noll and provides them with direct access to Zodiak’s local development teams in more than 20 countries around the world.
“We are delighted to be building the next phase of Zodiak New York with Cleve and Dave onboard and to be announcing Mike as CEO of our production business on the east coast,” said Jonny Slow, CEO, Zodiak Americas. “We are very excited about the possibilities in the years ahead for Zodiak’s unscripted business in the US, which now incorporates five development teams built over the last eighteen months in New York and Los Angeles.”
Keller and Noll has served as chief development officer and chief creative officer for Shine America subsidiary Ardaban where they created original formats like HGTV’s “Beat the House” and TLC’s “The One that Got Away.” Other credits include “Chopped” and “Rocco’s Dinner Party.”