Steve Macallister, former President and Managing Director of BBC Worldwide’sSales and Distribution Division, will take up the position of CEO Zodiak Rights, the international distribution and rights exploitation arm of Zodiak Media from January 13th, 2014. He succeeds Matthew Frank who is stepping down.

Frank leaves the position after 20 years, having joined his brother’s fledgling indie RDF in 1994. Frank has since grown the division to be one of the leading and most successful distribution businesses in the independent industry. 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 Zodiak Media who was succeeded by Marc-Antoine d’Halluin in October 2013. 

Marc-Antoine d’Halluin, CEO Zodiak Media, said: 

“The scale of what Matthew has achieved over the last 20 years is remarkable, and I know he will be missed on both a professional and personal level and I wish him all the best. He leaves behind an incredibly successful and reputable business and I have every confidence that Steve will now take the company to its next phase”.