Banijay Iberia announced the appointment of Miguel Martín as the new Managing Director of its label, Zeppelin. His appointment follows previous Managing Director Amparo Castellano’s decision to depart after eight years with the company.
Zeppelin, which is hitting its 30-year milestone, is responsible for the introduction of reality in Spain and stands as a pioneer in the development of anime and youth fiction projects, with recent hits including “Secret Story,” “Big Brother,” “The Bridge,” and “SKAM España”.
Martín began his tenure at Banijay Iberia in 2019 within Banijay Birds, the territory’s creative hub for original streamer IP development, and has also served as executive producer on standout local titles including “LOL: Last One Laughing” for Amazon Prime Video.
He has also directed and produced shows across multiple genres, from documentaries such as “Hijos del corazón”; reality shows like “Anonimous” and “Planeta Finito”; and scripted titles such as “Herederos”. He also has extensive experience in the United States, having served as executive producer on formats for NBC-Telemundo and Fox, and as a development/production consultant in entertainment and scripted for Powwow 360 and Cinemat USA.
"We are very grateful to Amparo Castellano for her hard-work and professionalism, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors. Since 2019, Banijay Iberia has been fortunate to have Miguel Martín among its ranks, a born leader who has shown unbounded creativity. His commitment to innovation has led to original projects told from unique perspectives. All this, together with his excellent ability to manage large productions with outstanding results, makes him the ideal person to lead Zeppelin,” commented Pilar Blasco, CEO of Banijay Iberia.
Meanwhile, Miguel Martín added: "I am honoured to be at the head of a team that, in its 30th year, has produced such a range of high-quality formats. Zeppelin has achieved what few audio-visual companies do. It constantly re-invents and innovates, making programmes which captivate the country, creating great original formats, and co-producing with key international players. I am proud to take on this challenge and continue Zeppelin’s creative growth and development".
Zeppelin constantly re-invents and innovates, making programmes which captivate the country, creating great original formats, and co-producing with key international players” Miguel Martín Managing Director of Zeppelin