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Zig Zag finds “Treasure” for Quest, RMC

The UK producer has inked an Anglo-French copro deal for the fact-ent antiques series British Treasure, American Gold (working title; pictured) for Discovery Networks International-owned channel Quest in the UK and RMC Découverte in France.
April 4, 2016

UK producer Zig Zag Productions has inked an Anglo-French copro deal for the fact-ent antiques series British Treasure, American Gold (working title; pictured) for Discovery Networks International-owned channel Quest in the UK and RMC Découverte in France.

The 6 x 60-minute series follows Jesse McClure – the self-proclaimed “Resale King” and Storage Hunters U.S. star – as he heads to antique stores across Britain in an attempt to uncover such unique artifacts as Elton John’s gold plated sink, armored military vehicles and bone china vases. Armed with US$100,000 of his family’s money, McClure will ship each item back to his family’s Los Angeles-based vintage shop in an attempt to turn a profit.

The series will be filmed in the UK, France and the U.S.

Quest’s Adam Jacobs, who acquired the series for the channel, serves as executive producer alongside Zig Zag’s Danny Fenton and Matt Graff. Rodolphe Guignard picked up the series for RMC Découverte.

Zig Zag Productions will retain the rights for the U.S.

The series is the latest in a wave of domestic and international commissions for Zig Zag that includes clip show Arnie’s 50 Greatest Ever Stunts, music-based quiz show Blink for Channel 4 and I’ve Got Something To Tell You for UKTV’s W.

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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