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Zinc’s London TV director steps down, shifts to EP role

Greg Sanderson, Zinc Media Group’s director, London Television, is stepping down from his position to focus on creating programs. While remaining an executive producer for Zinc, Sanderson (pictured) will have dominion ...
September 7, 2021

Greg Sanderson, Zinc Media Group’s director, London Television, is stepping down from his position to focus on creating programs.

While remaining an executive producer for Zinc, Sanderson (pictured) will have dominion over all of Zinc London’s TV brands — Brook Lapping, Blakeway, Films of Record, Red Sauce and Supercollider — to serve as executive producer over a significant part of the company’s premium factual output.

He will also lead new creative projects for the factual TV and multimedia content broadcast provider but also collaborate with the company as a freelancer on outside projects.

Sanderson will take up his  new position on September 17 with some positive momentum: BBC Storyville’s and Brook Lapping’s The Hunt for Gaddafi’s Billions (Bureau Buitenland: De Jacht op Gaddafi’s miljarden), which he co-executive-produced, has been nominated for  a News and Current Affairs Emmy Award.

Zinc Media Group CEO Mark Browning praised Sanderson’s contributions.

“Greg has led our London and Manchester television labels through an impressive period of commercial and creative success, while leading the teams through the most difficult of scenarios with Covid,” Browning said in a statement.

“His creative vision was instrumental in both the creation of new labels Red Sauce and Supercollider, and the refresh of our established brands. He steps aside from this role leaving the organization in very good shape.

“This natural evolution allows Greg to follow his creative passion and, at the same time, helps to retain his creative talents within the Group, with a particular focus on premium factual.”

Appointed director, London Television in January 2020, Sanderson either executive-produced or co-executive produced the upcoming ITV/History Channel/France Televisions co-production 9/11: I Was There; the BBC documentary Daniel Barenboim: In His Own Words and BBC4′s Tutankhamun In Colour – all Blakeway Productions.

He’s performed similar duties for Brook Lapping with BBC2′s Trump Takes on the World; Cuba: Castro vs the World and Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy. 

“My heart lies in making programs, so the combination of staying in a close relationship with Zinc and being able to pursue my own freelance projects is the perfect combination,” Sanderson reasoned in a statement.  “Zinc has some incredibly talented people, so to continue working with them is a prospect that excites me enormously.”

The search for Sanderson’s replacement as director is underway and being led by UK headhunting firm Mission Bay.

Aside from its numerous television production arms and Zinc Communicate, a division that produces TV, digital and online content for brands, businesses and partners, Zinc Media Group also launched a Branded Content Division during summer 2020.

About The Author
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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