Zig Zag Productions has appointed Emmy-winning executive producer and showrunner Ronnie Krensel to lead its operation in the US.


As Executive Vice President Zig Zag USA, Krensel will be responsible for spearheading Zig Zag’s growing US business, developing and pitching content and branded projects to international streamers, digital platforms and US networks.


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 Award and Silver Medals at the Toronto and Columbus film festivals. He was also nominated for an Emmy for 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 UK.


Based in New York, Krensel will report directly to Zig Zag Productions CEO Danny Fenton.


“We are delighted to have Ronnie join the team and head up our operation in the US. I’ve admired Ronnie’s work for a number of years and his considerable experience will help us expand our US footprint even further,” said Zig Zag Productions CEO Danny Fenton.


“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,” said Zig Zag USA Executive Vice President Ronnie Krensel. 


Zig Zag Productions is one of the UK’s foremost independent television production companies. Headquartered in London and launched by CEO Danny Fenton in 1999, the firm has produced over 650 hours of non-scripted programming and has grown to become and internationally renowned, respected and award-winning television producer both in the UK, US and internationally. 


Staff Reporter

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