Zig Zag Productions


Discovery swoops for Zig Zag’s ‘Killing Michael Jackson’

Discovery Networks has picked up Zig Zag Productions’ Killing Michael Jackson for the UK, Italy, Germany and the Nordics.  The global business will also launch the hour-long film, which marks the 10-year anniversary of Jackson’s death by exploring circumstances around his passing and its aftermath, on its free-to-air channel Quest Red in the UK. The doc […]

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 […]

Zig Zag, ShinAwil form Anglo-Irish content pact

UK-based Zig Zag Productions and Ireland’s ShinAwil have struck a strategic alliance designed to expand their operations in the international market. The new initiative will see Zig Zag and ShinAwil join forces to co-develop and co-produce original unscripted formats, both from Zig Zag’s London office and ShinAwil’s Dublin and Belfast bases. Both companies will continue […]

Zig Zag, IMTV and BBC Studios partner on hybrid dating-crime format

South Korean producer IMTV, Zig Zag Productions and BBC Studios Distribution have partnered on a hybrid dating-crime procedural format. Dating Detectives will see real detectives help hopeful singles uncover their ideal partners using investigation techniques. The detectives will use real forensics, interrogation and psychological profiling methods to test daters’ inherent goodness, ethics, kindness and generosity […]

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 […]

BT Sport signs up for football quiz show

BT Sport has commissioned Zig Zag Productions and Velocity Content for a football quiz show. Fan TV: Call Yourself A Fan? (13 x 30 minutes) will find fans of top teams such as Arsenal and Manchester United going head to head in a three-round trivia show. The programme will be hosted by Lynsey Hipgrave and […]

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 […]

Brexit will ‘blow up’ coproduction foundations

The foundations underpinning European coproductions have been “blown up” by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, an industry body is warning. The TV industry has been plunged into uncertainty after the British public voted to leave the EU, with Prime Minister David Cameron subsequently saying he will step down. Various companies and individuals […]

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