Zinc promotes Sanderson to Director of London Labels

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The de facto superindie Zinc Media Group has promoted Greg Sanderson to Director, London Television, Zinc Media Group.

In his new role, Sanderson will oversee the company’s London-based labels: Blakeway, Brook Lapping, Films of Record and Reef.

An award-winning executive producer, Sanderson joined Zinc Media Group in 2015 as Managing Director of Brook Lapping and has expanded the label’s current affairs and investigative programs to new areas and new channels. Earlier this year he became Interim Managing Director at Zinc Television London. Sanderson’s career spanned a wide range of non-fiction, including documentary, professional, popular, and popular non-fiction.

Mark Browning, CEO of Zinc Media Group, said: “Commissioners are now seeing the benefits of moving to a unified creative team delivering a full range of factual genres organized under four different labels and working together from our new London headquarters. Now is the time to have a single leader on this team overseeing the growth of quality programs for all of our clients. We see great US interest in our ideas, and our relationship with the UK continues to grow. Our London-based labels have a fantastic selection of fact television which, coupled with our established presence in the countries and regions, offers buyers a wide range of factual programming.

“Greg made a huge contribution to our transformation plan. He is an experienced and talented programmer, a great leader, and a source of fantastic creative ideas. He is an asset to our senior team and the ideal person to lead our London-based labels through the next phase of growth. “

Sanderson’s back catalog includes popular fact series and singles like Meatloaf: In and Out of Hell, Monty Don’s Story of the British Garden, Lost Kingdoms of South America, Dancing Cheek to Cheek, fact formats like The Quizeum with Griff Rhys Jones and A Cook Abroad and Don’t Say It of the bride; Premium Factual Including Buried Secrets of World War II and China’s Megatomb Revealed; and documentaries, including Oscar-winning theatrical release Man on Wire and Emmy-winning The English Surgeon.

After joining Touch Productions and Flashback TV, Sanderson moved to the BBC as Editorial Executive from Storyville and became Executive Producer the following year. After spending a year as Executive Producer of BBC ONE’s Imagine Strand and Editor of The Review Show, Sanderson returned as Commissioning Editor for Arts and Music on the BBC’s television channels. He also worked as an executive producer for three years during the BBC’s Proms season. Sanderson’s additional credits to Zinc are: Paxman: Why are our politicians so fucked up? (Channel 5) To Catch a Serial Killer With Trevor McDonald (ITV), Lord Lucan: My Husband The Truth (ITV); The search for a new earth (BBC, FTV) in Obama’s White House (BBC, ARTE, National Geographic), in Europe: 10 years of turmoil (BBC and Smithsonian).

Says Greg Sanderson, “Quality in-kind shows are in high demand on both sides of the Atlantic. Zinc’s vast expertise and presence in the nations and regions, as well as Zinc’s extraordinarily talented team, are perfectly positioned to make the most of this opportunity. Monitoring four of his leading labels and operations in London is daunting but incredibly exciting. “

Jon Creamer