Slingshot Global Media Signs First-Look Deal with El Jefe


LOS ANGELES: Slingshot Global Media has entered into a first-look agreement with El Jefe, a production comedy set up by novelists Brian McGreevy (Hemlock Grove), Lee Shipman (Hemlock Grove) and Philipp Meyer (The Son).

The production company is based in Los Angeles, with an aim to identify projects that will transition novelists into creators of scripted TV. El Jefe has already optioned two major novels. The first is American Rust, Meyer’s acclaimed debut novel about a troubled police chief with a history of violence, struggling with his sense of honor in a small Pennsylvanian community being torn apart by a shocking murder. The second project is Vanished, Wil S. Hylton’s narrative about the 60-year search for American bombers who went missing after their plane was downed during World War II.

“McGreevy, Shipman and Meyer are talented writers who have proven themselves as entrepreneurial producers,” said David Ellender, the CEO of Slingshot Global Media. “We can’t wait to begin working together to develop television shows that appeal to today’s audience.”

“In forming this company, we set out to do something groundbreaking and knew that our ambitions would best fit the television space,” McGreevy, Shipman and Meyer said in a collective statement.  “We can’t imagine being in business with a better company than Slingshot Global Media for this new venture.”