Zig Zag Productions

FilmRise & Zig Zag Productions team for true crime co-pro ‘The Interrogation Room’

New York-based streamer and producer FilmRise has partnered with UK indie Zig Zag Productions to co-produce true crime series The Interrogation Room. FilmRise is at MIPCOM this week to shop the title as an original and/or exclusive for broadcasters and streamers in the US. Hosted by actor Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill, Independence Day), the […]

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

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 […]

Rare TV expands int’l focus with Zig Zag appointment

UK-based factual producer Rare TV has appointed Zig Zag Productions’ Chris Sanders to an internationally facing development role. Sanders becomes development producer at the Digging For Britain prodco and will specialise in projects for the global market. He report into VP of US development Christian Broadhurst and joins from Zig Zag, where he was assistant […]

Insight TV & C4 fitted up for Zig Zag’s ‘Garms Dealer’ fashion show

Millennial-focused channel operator and producer Insight TV and UK pubcaster Channel 4 have commissioned a new lifestyle series following a fashion guru who dresses English Premier League football players. The Garms Dealer is being produced by UK-based Zig Zag Productions (The Next Jamie Vardy) and follows 20-year-old Sam Morgan, aka The Garms Dealer, who talk […]

YouTube unveils UK originals slate, with diversity & environmental focus

Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube has announced a new slate of UK Youtube Originals, with a focus on diversity, sustainability and environmental issues. Launching on the YouTube Originals Channel from June onwards, the company says that the accessibility of its platform “offers opportunities for creators of all demographics from across the UK bypassing traditional media processes”. […]

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 appoints Ronnie Krensel to head up US operation

UK-based Zig Zag Productions has appointed executive producer and showrunner Ronnie Krensel to lead its operation in the US. Krensel becomes EVP of Zig Zag USA and will be responsible for heading up the company’s US business, developing and pitching content and branded projects to international streamers, digital platforms and local networks. He has previously […]

GRB, Zig Zag team up for unscripted co-productions

US producer-distributor GRB Studios has struck an unscripted co-production pact with UK indie Zig Zag Productions. Under the deal, the two businesses will shop and produce unscripted projects between the US and UK, with Zig Zag taking out mutually chosen GRB projects in the UK and GRB shopping its partner’s titles Stateside. Any projects that […]

‘Game Of Thrones’ star launches ‘True Viking’ format with Zig Zag, Wildflame

Game Of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju and his TV presenter partner Gry Molvær Hivju have struck a co-production deal with Zig Zag Productions and Wildflame for an unscripted series. Set to debut at next week’s MIPCOM, True Viking is an endurance competition series in which contestants must, over five weeks, hone their ‘Viking’ skills and […]

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