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Zig Zag, DRG ink two-year content deal

Indie UK prodco Zig Zag Productions has signed a two-year content development and distribution deal with London-based content company DRG. The deal sees Zig Zag developing original programming across scripted and ...
September 26, 2019

Indie UK prodco Zig Zag Productions has signed a two-year content development and distribution deal with London-based content company DRG.

The deal sees Zig Zag developing original programming across scripted and unscripted, with DRG holding the option to co-develop and distribute.

Included in the deal is Killing Michael Jackson (1 x 60 minutes), Zig Zag’s doc about pop icon Michael Jackson’s death and its aftermath, which will now be part of DRG’s MIPCOM slate next month in Cannes.

Zig Zag has produced more than 750 hours of unscripted programming, including Troy, I Wanna Marry Harry, The Football Show, Japandemonium, Blink and The Next Jamie Vardy.

“Danny and the team at Zig Zag Productions have a real talent for producing creative, bold and headline-grabbing programming,” said Mette Kanne-Behrendsen (pictured, left), DRG’s SVP of acquisitions, in a statement. “We are excited to have established this new relationship with them and look forward to bringing our full support and international expertise so that we can deliver a fantastic raft of new content to the market, and benefit both our businesses.”

“We’ve long admired DRG as a fast-moving innovative business who embraces our own entrepreneurial spirit. Zig Zag’s creative sensibilities and DRG’s catalog are a great fit and we’re thrilled to be collaborating with them in the development and international distribution of new factual productions and formats,” added Zig Zag CEO Danny Fenton (right).

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