May 20, 2020 |


Zinc Media hires Lee from Blue Ant

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UK factual production group Zinc Media has hired an experienced producer from Blue Ant Media as creative director of its Blakeway Productions label.

Jago Lee

Jago Lee was most recently creative director at Antenna Pictures, Blue Ant’s UK production studio, where he was responsible for creating premium factual content for a range of UK and US broadcasters.

Prior to that, he was head of docs at Tiger Aspect before setting up Nerd TV, now part of global superindie Red Arrow, in 2010.

His credits include: Experimental (Channel 4/National Geographic); How To Rob a Bank (Vice); Orangutan Jungle School (Channel 4); Inside The Gangsters Code (Discovery); The Sidemen Show (YouTube Originals); The Beatles, Hippies & Hells Angels (Sky Arts); Find My First Love (A+E); 12 Year Old Lifer (Channel 4/A+E); and Is Love Racist? (Channel 4).

Greg Sanderson, acting MD of Zinc Media London, said: “Blakeway has undergone an exciting period of change in the last few years, building on its incredible track record in the UK by moving into premium factual series like Lost Cities with Albert Lin for National Geographic, and producing natural history series like The Wonderful World of Puppies for Channel 5 and the forthcoming series The Farm for Love Nature.

“I’m really excited that Jago, working alongside Zinc’s other specialist factual expert, Emma Hindley, is now joining to push that growth yet further. There are very few people in the market with Jago’s breadth of experience, from broadcasters and brands in the UK, through projects for the major US streamers, to innovative audio-to-TV production for podcast platforms.”

Lee said: “Zinc Media’s production companies have a depth and breadth of experience coupled with a reputation for quality which is hard to beat. Blakeway’s particular success in innovative specialist factual is second to none and I’m looking forward to helping drive their growth plans and diversifying the genres and formats they produce, as well as the spectrum of platforms they work with.”

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