Television Business International

David Ellender hires for new prodco

David Ellender has recruited Quan Phung who will join Slingshot Global Media, the former FremantleMedia boss’ recently-formed prodco.

EllenderPhung most recently worked at US indie Bluegrass Television. Before that he was at News Corp. (now 21st Century Fox). While at News’ US broadcast network Fox he developed How I Met Your Mother and My Name Is Earl. He will work out of Slingshot’s LA headquarters.

Ellender formed Slingshot in February with backing from private equity firm TPG.

Speaking about the new hire, he said: “I am delighted to be able to work alongside Quan, one of those unique executives who combine rich creative experience with strong business acumen. Our team, as we build it, will benefit greatly from his many talents and many years of experience he gained working at Bluegrass Television and Fox.”