Zig Zag Productions


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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