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MIPCOM ’15: Zig Zag, Urban Brew stir up copro deal

UK producer Zig Zag Productions has inked a copro deal with South African content creator Urban Brew Studios (pictured) for cross-genre programming serving the South African, UK and international markets.
October 5, 2015

UK producer Zig Zag Productions has inked a copro deal with South African content creator Urban Brew Studios (UBS) for cross-genre programming serving the South African, UK and international markets.

Under the deal, the two companies will be developing shared IP and entering into option agreements for their respective program formats, beginning with UBS optioning Zig Zag’s studio game show format Strike a Match - where participants single out the real couples from a line-up of misfits – for the South African market.

Meanwhile, Zig Zag has taken an international option for Urban Brew’s The Virus Hunter, which follows the world’s leading virologists as they travel to remote international locations to pre-empt the next deadly virus. Zig Zag and UBS have also co-created the re-enactment series iServed and Survived, which follows “modern day heroes serving mankind” in risky situations.

The companies are also set to partner on the development of a production carousel hub in South Africa for large studio-based game show formats. In addition, the deal will see Zig Zag and UBS develop copros around factual entertainment series, provide production and post services on South African location shoots and channel UBS’ technology capabilities into apps and second-screen development.

Zig Zag Productions recently inked a development and distribution deal with Toronto-based distributor Blue Ant Media.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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