Independent animation studio ZAG has promoted Ian Lambur to the post of Executive Vice President, Production, Distribution, and Co-Productions, reporting to CEO and Founder Jeremy Zag.
Lambur joined ZAG in November 2018, serving as SVP, Global Distribution & Co-Productions. With this new promotion, he also has oversight of the company’s TV productions, including several series under the ZAG Heroez brand label, including:
- The action-comedy Ghostforce for Disney Channel EMEA and Discovery Kids Latin America. Created by Jeremy Zag and developed with Sébastien Thibaudeau, Pascal Boutboul, Nathanaël Bronn and Jérôme Cointre.
- Seasons one and two of the 3D CGI animated/live-action hybrid TV series Power Players, currently airing on Cartoon Network U.S., EMEA, and Asia Pacific, and set for debut on France’s France Télévisions, Germany’s WDR, Planeta Junior (several territories), Brazil’s Gloob, and Discovery Latin America. The series was created by Jeremy Zag and developed in collaboration with ON Kids & Family and Man of Action Entertainment.
- Seasons four and five of the company’s flagship property — the 3D-CGI-animated superhero action-comedy series Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. Created by ZAG, co-production partners on these new seasons include France’s Method Animation (part of ON Kids & Family), Brazil’s Globosat and Italy’s DeAgostini Editore S.P.A., in collaboration with Disney Channel EMEA, French broadcaster TF1, South Korea’s SamG Animation, and Japan’s Toei Animation.
Lambur continues 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,” commented Jeremy Zag. “Adding oversight of production is a natural progression given Ian’s oversight of co-productions to date.”
“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,” added Lambur. “We have tremendous co-production partners on board for each of our properties with a collective commitment to prioritize 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 at Disney Channel EMEA, serving as Acquisitions Manager, and as Director of Sales at Guru Studios.