Zodiak adds to US programming team

The US division of Zodiak Media has hired a new development executive and upped another.

Brent Burnette has joined as senior VP of development and current. He will manage Zodiak’s New York development slate of existing and new properties. He joins from US prodco Magilla where he worked up series for Animal Planet, Discovery, Food Network, TLC and Travel Channel.

Meanwhile, Neil Regan has been elevated to senior VP of development and current. He will develop and manage new projects and oversee an existing slate that includes Risky Listing for Esquire, and both Hardcore Pawn and Lizard Lick Towing for truTV.

Both Burnette and Regan will report directly to chief creative officer Mike Gamson and COO Sheila Cabano.

“Both Neil and Brent are experienced producers and fantastic developers – they have a keen eye for talent, deep relationships in the community and over two decades of production experience combined,” said Gamson.