ZAG promoted Ian Lambur to the new role of executive vice president, production, distribution, and co-production, reporting to CEO and founder Jeremy Zag.
Lambur previously served as senior vice president of global distribution and co-production, a position that he has held since joining the company in November 2018. In his new role, Lambur will oversee the company’s TV productions, including a number of series under the ZAG Heroez brand. Additionally, he continues to lead global distribution and co-production strategy for content on all platforms, including TV, home entertainment, and digital media.
“Over the past 8-months, Ian has made a substantial contribution to the growth of ZAG, building on his network of extensive relationships and keen understanding of current and future media distribution platforms,” says Zag. “Adding oversight of production is a natural progression given Ian’s oversight of co-productions to date.”
The ZAG Heroez lineup includes the Power Players, which currently airs Cartoon Network in the U.S. The series follows a 9-year-old boy who transforms into a 6-inch superhero to battle toys created by his uncle — a former toy inventor that owns a toy repair shop. A line of Power Players toys from Playmates recently debuted at retail. Other series include the supernatural Ghostforce and the popular Miraculous — Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.
“2020 is a pivotal year for ZAG with three series on air around the globe and two new series that we anticipate being greenlit in the coming months,” says Lambur. “We have tremendous co-production partners on board for each of our properties with a collective commitment to prioritize creativity and deliver series that we believe in, all featuring theatrical level animation that we are known for.”