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Millichip to exit amid Zodiak Rights restructure

Jane Millichip is leaving her post as the MD of Zodiak Rights London after the UK distributor's decision to revamp its London and Paris based businesses into a genre-based structure.
November 15, 2012

Jane Millichip is leaving her post as the MD of Zodiak Rights London after the UK distributor’s decided to revamp its sales structure into one based on genres.

Millichip will step down at the end of January after the  reorg goes into effect on January 1, 2013.

The new structure divides the Zodiak’s distribution business into five divisions: non-scripted programming (documentaries, factual and factual entertainment, formats and entertainment programming), scripted programming, kids, digital and publishing, and clips. The London office will sell all non-scripted programming, while all scripted programming will be sold out of the Paris office. London will also handle the clips, kids and digital/publishing divisions.

In the meantime, while Zodiak Rights is currently looking to hire a head of the new non-scripted division, it has appointed Sara Wookey to its newly created COO role.

Wookey was most recently a consultant after leaving her role as broadcast director with KidsCo TV in 2011. Prior to KidsCo, she also held stints with Sparrowhawk Media, Nickelodeon and Discovery Networks.

Millichip was previously the COO of RDF Rights.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.


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