Yates joined Zodiak in 2006 and most recently served as chief operating officer of Zodiak Americas.
“Tony has over two decades of television experience, from syndication to network formats to cable docuseries and everything in between,” said Slow. “His production expertise along with his incredible relationships both within the community and the rest of the Zodiak group make Tony a fantastic choice to lead Zodiak Los Angeles through the next phase of its growth.”
Yates stated that he hopes to branch out beyond reality formats, and into “live events, ramping up our syndication efforts, and engaging in more third party and talent partnerships.”
Yates has also restructured part of the exec team at the newly-branded Zodiak Los Angeles office, tapping David Wollock as senior veep of development.
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