President and owner Darren Zancan earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and broadcast media at Eastern Kentucky University. While at EKU, he was the editor-in-chief for the campus newspaper and was selected as the commencement speaker for his graduating class. He went on to earn his master’s degree at the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, with a focus in business reporting and electronic media. During his time at Northwestern, Zancan was awarded the Northwestern Merit scholarship and the Bloomberg Award for excellence. Currently, he is finishing his doctoral degree at Regent University.
With more than 18 years in the journalism, video, public relations and marketing sector, Zancan has excelled in a wide-range of areas vital to the clients he works with. After several years as a print journalist, Zancan transitioned to teaching at a university level for eight years. During his teaching, Zancan developed and implemented new curriculum – sports reporting, backpack journalism, photography and multi-media writing. Zancan currently teaches part time at The University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University.
In 2012, Zancan started DMZ Productions, a full-scale production company devoted to video production and marketing. His client list is quite extensive and includes: Andrean High School, Campbellsville University, University of Kentucky, Bulls, Bands and Barrels, Dr. Samuel Jones, “Dirtiest Job” star Mike Rowe, “Deadliest Catch” star Nick Tokman, University of Florida, WLEX18, Mansea Metal, Key Lime Pie Co., and more. To this date, Zancan has produced and directed a Super Bowl and Winter Olympic commercial for Campbellsville University, a movie theater commercial for Andrean High School, along with several other commercials shown throughout the country.
Currently, Zancan is producing two pilots: "History Alive" a historical-paranormal docuseries and The Depression Project.