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ZAG taps former Jim Henson Co. exec Ian Lambur as new SVP of global distribution and co-productions

The global independent animation studio, ZAG has named Ian Lambur as its senior vice president of global distribution and co-productions.

In his new role, Lambur will be responsible for the company’s global distribution and co-production strategy of content to all platforms, including TV, home entertainment and digital media. He will report to the CEO and founder, Jeremy Zag.

While paying particular attention to the Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, Lambur will also be leading strategy around ZAG’s upcoming development slate, now including multiple animated series over the next three years, as well as the expansion of the ZaG Heroez collection of entertainment.

“All of us at ZAG are thrilled to welcome Ian,” said Jeremy Zag. “In addition to his extensive relationships with children’s entertainment experts around the world, Ian has a keen understanding of current and future media distribution platforms; how our young viewers are consuming entertainment content, and perhaps most importantly, has a solid strategy for growing our audience and facilitating viable and effective co-production partnerships.

‘I am very much looking forward to his leadership of our global distribution.”

Lambur added: “I am excited to be working with Jeremy and the whole ZAG team on the incredible slate of titles both in production and in development. Jeremy’s vision and creative prowess are unparalleled and provide us with a great opportunity to continue to expand ZAG Heroez across multiple platforms reaching children globally.”

Lambur joins ZAG from The Jim Henson Company, where he served as SVP of global distribution.

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