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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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