Former Henson executive appointed to newly created position at studio behind ‘Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’ CG-animated series.
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Award-winning global independent animation studio ZAG has appointed Ian Lambur to the newly created role of senior vice president, global distribution & co-productions, reporting to CEO and Founder Jeremy Zag. Lambur will be responsible for the company's global distribution and co-production strategy of content to all platforms, including television, home entertainment and digital media. The premiere title in ZAG’s portfolio is the aspirational brand Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, winner of the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series. Lambur will also be leading strategy around ZAG’s upcoming development slate including multiple animated series over the next three years, as well as the expansion of the ZAG HEROEZ collection of entertainment.
“All of us at ZAG are thrilled to welcome Ian,” Zag commented in announcing Lambur’s appointment. “In addition to his extensive relationships with children’s entertainment experts around the world, Ian has a keen understanding of current and future media distribution platforms; how our young viewers are consuming entertainment content; and, perhaps most importantly, has a solid strategy for growing our audience and facilitating viable and effective co-production partnerships. I am very much looking forward to his leadership of our global distribution.”
Lambur added, “I am excited to be working with Jeremy and the whole ZAG team on the incredible slate of titles both in production and in development. Jeremy’s vision and creative prowess are unparalleled and provide us with a great opportunity to continue to expand ZAG HEROEZ across multiple platforms reaching children globally.”
Lambur joins ZAG from The Jim Henson Company, where he served as SVP of global distribution. Prior to Henson, he was at Disney Channels EMEA serving as acquisitions manager. Lambur got his start in the industry as an account manager for Brunico Communications’ Kidscreen trade publication.
ZAG was founded in France in 2009 by Jeremy Zag, who expanded operations to Japan, the U.S., and Canada, between 2012 and 2017. Since its inception, the company has produced more than 200 half-hours of high-quality CGI-animated content licensed to major broadcasters and digital partners in over 130 territories. ZAG has established the ZAG HEROEZ brand label that incorporates all its modern-day superhero stories to be told across TV, film and digital platforms. The company is most well-known for its global animation hit, Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (78 x 22’), which premiered in 2015.