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Zig Zag adds ex-Discovery and TruTV exec to U.S. team

Zig Zag Productions hires Matt Gould as executive VP, Zig Zag USA. The former Discovery and TruTV exec will be responsible for spearheading Zig Zag's rapidly growing U.S. business from the New York office in 2011.
December 21, 2010

Zig Zag Productions has hired Matt Gould as executive VP, Zig Zag USA.

The former Discovery and TruTV exec will be responsible for spearheading Zig Zag’s rapidly growing U.S. business from the New York office in 2011.

Gould was previously the executive producer, program development at TruTV since 2008, where he helped launch Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura and Southern Fried Stings.

Gould has also served as vice president, program development at Travel Channel, where he was responsible for popular series Man Vs Food and Ghost Adventures, and from 2004-2006, Gould was senior executive producer at Discovery Channel and TLC. Gould will report directly to Zig Zag’s chief executive Danny Fenton and co-founder Kevin Utton.

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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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