‘The Next Jamie Vardy’ prodco Zig Zag hires Naked & ITN alums

Sarah McQueen & David Arrowsmith

Danny Fenton’s UK prodco Zig Zag has added execs from Naked and ITN Productions to lead its production and development efforts.

Sarah McQueen joins The Next Jamie Vardy firm as head of production, replacing Wendi Rose who landed at All3Media-owned Lime Pictures in January.

McQueen previously worked at Fremantle duo Naked and TalkBack Thames during her near two decade stint in the business, and will report to Zig Zag MD, Matt Graff.

Her remit includes heading up Zig Zag’s production management team and she will also be responsible for the implementation and budgeting of all productions.

Elsewhere, former BBC and Channel 5 executive David Arrowsmith has been named director of development, having worked on shows such as Cruising With Jane McDonald and extreme sport adventure film, The Limbless Mountaineer. 

He also worked for UK prodcos Unique Factuals and Nine Lives Media, before co-founding C5’s in-house production department.

Graff said: “Sarah is an exceptional talent and had the great opportunity to work with her in the past. As we expand our offering and increase our UK & international production output, David’s wealth of experience will be extremely valuable.”

Zig Zag’s has produced more than 800 hours of programming for over 50 broadcasters worldwide, including The Next Jamie Vardy and The Football Show for Sky One, Football’s Godfathers for History Channel and Ultimate Goal for BT Sport and Insight TV.


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