Rare TV Taps Zig Zag Exec for International Development


Rare TV has appointed Chris Sanders to the role of development producer, specializing in international projects.

Sanders joins Rare TV from the U.K. indie Zig Zag Productions, where he served as assistant producer and senior development executive.

He will report to Christian Broadhurst, the VP of U.S. development.

Rare TV’s strategy is to develop existing formattable IP for global sales, with a mission to create international formats from a selection of its returning brands.

Rare TV CEO Alexander Gardiner said: “We work very hard at bringing innovation to our international projects, and that creativity is only set to improve with the arrival of Chris, who is not only full of brilliant ideas but has an incredible work ethic. Our new developed format Digging For….will allow us to bring over a decade of expertise and resource to platforms and broadcasters in other territories that can then uncover their own national historical treasures.”

Sanders added: “It’s the most incredibly exciting time to be in development for U.S. and international streamers and broadcasters at a time of such change. Rule books are being ripped up with fewer and better as the focus, with bigger risks and even bigger prizes. In that context, you need a supportive team that’s not afraid to challenge and equally unfazed about mistakes. That’s the culture at Rare, and it’s a pleasure to be part of that team.”