Factual TV superindie, Zinc Media Group, has confirmed that Greg Sanderson, its Director, London Television, is to step aside from his current role to focus on programme-making.
Remaining as an Executive Producer for Zinc Media, he will have a roving brief across all of Zinc London’s television brands, which include Brook Lapping, Blakeway, Films of Record, Red Sauce, and newly-launched ‘genre-blending’ label, Supercollider.
As part of this new brief, he will Executive Produce a significant part of Zinc’s premium factual output. This announcement comes shortly after a News and Current Affairs Emmy award nomination for Brook Lapping’s The Hunt for Gaddafi’s Billions (Bureau Buitenland: De Jacht op Gaddafi’s miljarden), which Sanderson co-Exec Produced.
Mark Browning, CEO, Zinc Media Group, says: “Greg has made a huge contribution to the recent success of Zinc Media at both a creative and commercial level. He has led our London and Manchester television labels through an impressive period of commercial and creative success, while leading the teams through the most difficult of scenarios with Covid. His creative vision was instrumental in both the creation of new labels Red Sauce and Supercollider, and the refresh of our established brands. He steps aside from this role leaving the organisation in very good shape. This natural evolution allows Greg to follow his creative passion and, at the same time, helps to retain his creative talents within the Group, with a particular focus on premium factual.”
Sanderson was appointed Director, London Television in January 2020. As well as transforming Zinc London’s television division and launching new brands, Sanderson has Executive and co-Exec Produced a range of stand-out premium factual programmes including the soon-to-be transmitted 9/11: I Was There (ITV/The History Channel/France Televisions), Daniel Barenboim: In His Own Words (BBC), and Tutankhamun in Colour (BBC Four) all for Blakeway Productions; and, for Brook Lapping, Trump Takes on the World (BBC Two), Cuba: Castro vs the World (BBC Two), Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy (BBC Two), and The Hunt for Gaddafi’s Billions (BBC Storyville).
His new role will see him not only leading new creative projects for Zinc Media London but, as a freelance producer, collaborating with Zinc on projects developed outside the Group.
Greg Sanderson, Director, London Television, Zinc Media Group, says: “I’ve had an amazing time leading one of the industry’s most highly respected teams in premium television. I’m particularly proud of having helped launch two new labels, both of which have done brilliantly in the first year of their inception.
“My heart lies in making programmes, so the combination of staying in a close relationship with Zinc and being able to pursue my own freelance projects is the perfect combination. Zinc has some incredibly talented people, so to continue working with them is a prospect that excites me enormously. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to follow what I love and continue working at Zinc.”
Sanderson takes up his new role on 17 September. The search for his replacement is already well advanced and is being led by Mission Bay.
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