Ian Lambur named EVP production and distribution at ZAG

The global independent animation studio ZAG has promoted Ian Lambur to the post of executive vice president, production, distribution and co-production, reporting to CEO and founder Jeremy Zag.

Lambur joined ZAG in November 2018, serving as SVP, global distribution and co-productions. He will now oversee the company’s TV productions, including several series under the Zag Heroez brand, including Ghostforce, Power Players, and Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir.

Alongside this, Lambur will continue to lead global distribution and co-production strategy of content to all platforms, including television, home entertainment, and digital media.

“Over the past eight-months, Ian has made a substantial contribution to the growth of ZAG, building on his network of extensive relationships and keen understanding of current and future media distribution platforms,” said Jeremy Zag.

“Adding oversight of production is a natural progression given Ian’s oversight of co-productions to date.”

Lambur said: “2020 is a pivotal year for ZAG with three series on air around the globe and two new series that we anticipate being greenlit in the coming months.

“We have tremendous co-production partners on board for each of our properties with a collective commitment to prioritise creativity and deliver series that we believe in, all featuring theatrical level animation that we are known for.”

Lambur joined ZAG from The Jim Henson Company, where he served as SVP of global distribution.  Previously, he held positions based in London UK at Disney Channels EMEA, serving as acquisitions manager and as director of sales at Guru Studios.

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