Author, journalist and producer Jeff Benedict, whose recently published biography Tiger Woods is a number one New York Times bestseller, has aligned in a joint venture with Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment to produce for film and TV across an array of genres.
Together, they will develop film and television projects, scripted and unscripted, based on Benedict’s array of IP. The first project to be taken to market by Wheelhouse and Benedict will be a scripted limited series based on the Tiger Woods biography.
“As a rabid sports fan, I had seen Jeff’s byline and read much of his work, always impressed by his insights and access into some pretty rarified worlds, but when I picked up Tiger Woods I saw what a true force Jeff really is—and a compelling way to bring the Tiger Woods story to life as one of the most moving in sports history,” said Montgomery. “IP is becoming more important than ever before and to partner with a writer of Jeff’s caliber—someone who nails perfectly the experience and emotion behind epic people and their stories—is a huge win for Wheelhouse. It’s an enormously rich pool from which to create exciting projects in and around sports, and other high-intensity environments. We are ecstatic to be in the Jeff Benedict business.”
Benedict commented, “As a journalist, I let stories lead me on a journey. One of the thrills of being a writer is encountering the unexpected along the way. Even after doing this for over 20 years, I still get a charge out of meeting new people whose narratives surprise and inspire me. That’s exactly what happened when I met Brent and the Wheelhouse team. They are entrepreneurs on a mission to build audio and visual platforms for storytellers and creators. The opportunity to partner with them is a writer’s dream. I am eager to see where this new story and professional chapter takes us both.”