Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer
Natalka Znak is Chief Executive Officer for Zodiak USA.
In her role, Znak oversees the continued rapid growth of Zodiak USA's production business in the non-scripted space. Znak runs Zodiak USA's production offices in both New York and Los Angeles and manages a programming slate that includes Secret Millionaire (ABC), Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC) and truTV's two highest rated series, Hardcore Pawn and Lizard Lick Towing.
Znak joined Zodiak Media in 2010 moving to the US as Chief Creative Officer, Zodiak USA. She has been responsible for selling and adapting international formats for the US market, as well as creating original productions for both broadcast and cable networks. In just two years since her arrival, Zodiak USA has sold nearly 20 new shows, including Real Deal (History) and the upcoming Killer Karaoke (truTV) hosted by Steve-O.
Prior to joining Zodiak, Znak served as Controller of Factual Entertainment for ITV Studios in London where she was responsible for creating and producing UK hits including I'm Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, Hell's Kitchen, and Love Island. She brought the first two formats to the States, producing the first seasons of Hell's Kitchen for Fox as well as I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! for NBC. Additionally, Znak was charged with overseeing a broad range of ITV programs such as Dancing On Ice and Paris Hilton's Best Friend. While at ITV, she earned several awards for her work, including two BAFTA's, Royal Television Society Awards, National Television Awards, and numerous Broadcast Awards.
Znak started her career in politics before moving onto current affairs and documentary programming.
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