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Your take on 2019: Zig Zag’s Danny Fenton

It’s that time of year again, to look back at the past 12 months, assess the highs and the lows, and maybe make a quip or two while doing so. ...
January 8, 2020

It’s that time of year again, to look back at the past 12 months, assess the highs and the lows, and maybe make a quip or two while doing so. Look for more from our annual year-end survey here at Realscreen.com and in our upcoming January/February issue. We continue our look at the year that was with Danny Fenton, CEO of Zig Zag Productions.

My favorite factual program/series (or feature documentary) of 2019 was:
They Shall Not Grow Old.

I never thought they’d make a program about:
Tottenham Hotspur (Amazon’s All Or Nothing).

The program/series/doc people will be talking about in five years is:
The Edge.

In 18 months, no one will be talking about:
Take Us Home: Leeds United (Amazon).

The best factual content I’ve seen online this year was:
Virtual History on YouTube.

The most positive development in the non-fiction/unscripted content industry this past year was:
Self-published VOD platforms.

The most troubling development in the non-fiction/unscripted content industry this past year was:
The continued dominance of scripted.

The idea I wish I thought of was:
Million Pound Hand Jobs.

The idea I’m happiest to have had this year was:
To launch our own AVOD.

If 2019 taught me one thing it was
Self commission.

The buzzword I don’t want to hear in 2020 is:
“Woke”.

My New Year’s resolution for 2020 is:
Party like its 2019.

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