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Zig Zag splits from Banijay

The Guardian has reported that Danny Fenton and Kevin Utton, founders of UK-based Zig Zag Productions, have bought the company back from Paris-based Banijay Entertainment.
September 24, 2010

The Guardian has reported that Danny Fenton and Kevin Utton, founders of UK-based Zig Zag Productions, have bought the company back from Paris-based Banijay Entertainment. According to the Guardian piece, a Banijay affiliate will still hold international distrib rights to several Zig Zag productions, and Fenton is quoted as saying that Banijay and Zig Zag were able to ‘negotiate a mutually acceptable arrangement that works for both companies. We thank Banijay for its support over the last nine months, and look forward to continuing to working together on the distribution of our shows.’
Banijay’s acquisition of Zig Zag was finalized in January of this year and included the prodco’s U.S. offices as well as digital arm HooHah. The acquisition marked Banijay’s entry into the UK production arena. We’ll have more news on this story as it develops.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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