Danny Fenton


TBI Weekly: How mega-mergers are set to impact third-party distribution deals

A frenzied period of consolidation is beginning to leave an indelible mark on the distribution business as more projects and producers find themselves caught in the crosshairs of mergers. Mega-deals such as Comcast’s acquisition of Sky, the impending Banijay-Endemol merger and a Red Arrow sale on the horizon are changing the face of the distribution […]

Zig Zag scores A+E Networks UK branded content commission

A+E Networks UK has commissioned Zig Zag Productions for a branded content spot for Kia Motors. The two-minute advert and 30-second spot – directed by Jamie Wiggins – is shot in Australia and follows a 3D artist who travels down under from the UK to pain a version of the new Kia Seltos SUV that […]

China’s new TV frontier offers short-form opportunity

Ahead of UK trade body Pact’s UK China Creative Exchange event in London next week, Danny Fenton, CEO of Zig Zag Productions, urges producers to look to China for a new frontier of opportunity, including lucrative new avenues for short-form content.  Geographically speaking, you’d be hard pressed to find an area of our industry quite […]

TBI Weekly: AVOD, branding and ‘You’ discussion dominates NATPE

The aftermath of rampant consolidation was in the spotlight at this week’s NATPE market, where the uptick in AVOD models, rights ownership and branding à la Netflix-Lifetime hit You dominated the discussion. Steven Cahall, senior analyst with RBC Capital Markets, said it best early on in the week: “If you don’t work for the four […]

Facebook signs up for Zig Zag magic show

Facebook Watch has acquired a short-form series from Zig Zag Productions featuring British street magician Troy Von Scheibner (left). Troy The Magician (5 x 6 minutes) includes unseen footage and clips of the South London magician’s close-up magic and stunts in London and New York. The performer became well known following Channel 4’s six-part programme […]

To boldly go… to MIPCOM

Danny Fenton, CEO of Zig Zag Productions, offers his thoughts on the latest MIPCOM. As we strapped ourselves in for another journey into the unknown of Cannes at MIPCOM one thing we knew for sure is that there were new stars in the ascendency such as Amazon and Netflix and as-yet unreached far flung galaxies […]

Zig Zag promotes Graff to managing director

Zig Zag Productions has promoted commercial director Matt Graff to the newly created role of managing director. In his new role Graff will take on responsibility for managing the day-to-day operation of the company and driving company growth. He will continue to report to CEO Danny Fenton. Since his appointment as commercial director in 2014, […]

Japandemonium coming to ITV

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a funny clips show based on footage from iconic Japanese game shows. Japandemonium is a 6x30mins series from UK-based indie Zig Zag Productions in which present Melvin Odoom showcases clips of “amazing and bizarre” programmes from Japanese television. Danny Fenton and Andy Scott from Zig Zag are executive producing the […]

Brexit strategies

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union is one of the most seismic changes for international television in living memory. Jesse Whittock asks what it means for the industry. The UK has always been a leader in international production and distribution. It is credited, among other things, with helping to develop and fine-tune […]

Industry backs British remain vote

The TV industry is overwhelmingly backing Great Britain to remain in Europe, as the country’s public today vote on whether or not to leave the European Union. Numerous other industry figures have come out in support of remaining. These include Sony Pictures Television’s format chief Wayne Garvie, former BBC director of television Danny Cohen and […]

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