Former BBC Worldwide exec Steve Macallister (pictured) will take the helm of Zodiak Rights as CEO, following Matthew Frank’s departure from the global distribution arm of Zodiak Media.
Macallister, most recently president and MD of BBC Worldwide’s sales and distribution division, starts the new job on January 13.
Frank spent close to two decades in the Zodiak family, having joined his brother’s fledgling indie RDF back in 1994. RDF Rights became Zodiak Rights in 2010 following the acquisition of RDF Media Group by Zodiak, and Frank’s departure follows that of his brother David Frank, former CEO of Zodiak Media, who was succeeded by Marc-Antoine d’Halluin this past October.
Prior to joining BBCW in 2007, Macallister managed the distribution business for Disney ABC International Television – Asia Pacific, formerly known as Buena Vista International Television – Asia Pacific (BVITV-AP), the international television distribution arm of The Walt Disney Company.