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[01/30/12 - 10:01 AM]
Zig Zag Productions Partners with The National Enquirer for TV Show
The first show currently in development is "Enquirer", "a fast paced observational documentary series following the lives of a group of National Enquirer reporters."

[via press release from American Media, Inc.]

Zig Zag Productions Partners with The National Enquirer for TV Show

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2012 -- Leading independent Production company Zig Zag Productions has entered into an exclusive partnership with The National Enquirer, the top U.S.-based celebrity and news tabloid magazine, which is published by American Media, Inc. (AMI).

Zig Zag Productions CEO and Executive Chairman Danny Fenton announced the partnership will generate content for a number of platforms and the first show currently in development is "Enquirer", a fast paced observational documentary series following the lives of a group of National Enquirer reporters who come together on the road from their respective bureaus in New York, Los Angeles and Florida to uncover the exclusive never-been-told stories that end up shocking the world!

The National Enquirer has been breaking world news for over 30 years and stories include the Clinton/Monica Lewinsky affair, the Tiger Woods scandal and the presidential candidate John Edwards love child discovery, which earned the publication a prestigious American journalism "Pulitzer Prize" nomination in 2010.

On "Enquirer" viewers will find that how the news is broken is often more interesting than the news itself.

Co-Executive producers for AMI of the TV show are David J. Pecker, Chairman, CEO and President of AMI, and Barry Levine, National Enquirer Executive Editor/Director of News, who is based in New York. Coordinating Producer is Patricia Gonzalez.

Leila Monks, VP Commercial and Current Production at Zig Zag said: "We are incredibly excited about this new partnership - our production background and contacts paired with The National Enquirer's access and library is going to make for some pretty explosive viewing."

On behalf of The Enquirer, Barry Levine said: "Connecting with Zig Zag at the recent NATPE convention in Miami Beach was like finding the proverbial 'Diamond in the Rough.' Their eclectic approach in factual entertainment program-making makes them the ideal fit to bring our show to life. And their success in distributing content worldwide will only enhance and expand The Enquirer's celebrity/news brand!"

Zig Zag Productions is the perfect partner for the magazine having produced a large number of news-led and celebrity factual shows including "Politicians Behaving Badly", "Madonna and Guy: Where did it all go Wrong?" and "Simon Cowell: Where Did It All Go Right?". They have offices both in New York and London.

About Zig Zag Productions:

Zig Zag productions was set up in 1999 by CEO and Executive Chairman, Danny Fenton and Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Utton. They have produced over 500 hours of programming for broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Five, TLC, MTV, Fox, National Geographic and Discovery. Zig Zag Productions has won numerous awards including the Rose D'or for Best Format. Zig Zag was recently voted the 5th most respected U.K Production company by its peers in the Televisual Top 100 and its programmes have been distributed to over 35 territories worldwide.

About American Media, Inc.

American Media, Inc. owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and health and fitness media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Reality Weekly, Globe, Country Weekly Soap Opera Digest, Soap Opera Weekly, Pixie, Shape, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health. AMI also manages 18 different digital sites including NationalEnquirer.com, RadarOnline.com, OKmagazine.com, Shape.com, MensFitness.com, MuscleandFitness.com and FitPregnancy.com. AMI's magazines have a combined total circulation of almost 7 million and reach more than 55 million men and women each month. AMI's digital properties reach an average of 10 million unique visitors and 80 million page views monthly.

AMI also operates a Publishing Services business unit which includes Distribution Services, Inc. (DSI), the No. 1 in-store magazine sales and merchandising marketing company in the U.S. and Canada. DSI places and monitors AMI's publications and third-party publications to ensure proper displays in major retail chains and national and regional supermarket chains. DSI also provides marketing, merchandising and information gathering services to third parties including non-magazine clients. Publishing Services also provides print and digital advertising sales and strategic management direction in the following areas: manufacturing, subscription circulation, logistics, event marketing and full back office financial functions. Playboy is one of many publishers who have taken advantage of these additional services.





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