Zodiak executives take on new roles

Move follows expansion

STOCKHOLM — Ambitious Zodiak Television, which recently acquired Swedish producer Yellow Bird, has expanded the roles of several senior executives.

“A few key members of the company will, besides their normal job, take a larger responsibility,” said Zodiak CEO Patrick Svensk.

Managing director of Diverse Production in the U.K., Paul Sowerbutts, increases his role to become vice president, Zodiak West.

Patrick Nebout, managing director of Zodiak Vostok in Russia, takes on the additional title of presdident, Zodiak East, while Heather Stevenson, managing director of Zodiak Television World, is appointed vice president, distribution.

Managing director of MTV Mastiff Sweden, Mikael Wallen, becomes vice president Nordic, and Jan Zachrisson is handed the job of vice president business development on top of his role as executive producer and head of drama development at Jarowskij.