The U.K. indie Zig Zag Productions has appointed Emmy-winning executive producer and showrunner Ronnie Krensel to lead its operations in the U.S.
As executive VP of Zig Zag USA, Krensel will be responsible for spearheading Zig Zag’s growing U.S. business, developing and pitching content and branded projects to international streamers, digital platforms and U.S. networks. Based in New York, he will report directly to Zig Zag Productions CEO Danny Fenton.
Krensel’s career has seen him helm comedy, adventure and science shows for TruTV, Discovery, Youtube Red, BBC, ABC, A&E, History, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel, Food HGTV and PBS. His documentary about inner-city education, A Matter of Degrees, won an Emmy and Silver Medals at the Toronto and Columbus film festivals. He was also nominated for an Emmy for the Youtube Premium travel and adventure series Finding Football last year.
As a development executive, Krensel has created projects for ABC, Food, TLC, ESPN, Discovery, Animal Planet, A&E, Cooking, Bravo UK, and Channel 4 and Channel 5 in the U.K.
Fenton said: “We are delighted to have Ronnie join the team and head up our operation in the U.S. I’ve admired Ronnie’s work for a number of years and his considerable experience will help us expand our U.S. footprint even further.”
“Creativity and originality have never been more important in our industry. I’m excited to be joining a group with a 20-year record of creating exciting and innovative content for networks, streamers, digital platforms and advertisers,” added Krensel.