Slingshot Global Media

Ex-Gaumont chief to lead Liberty-backed producer

Former Gaumont Television CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh is to lead to lead a production and distribution company with backing from Liberty Global and Texan TV financier TPG Growth. LA-based Platform One Media will aim to develop, produce and distribute high-end scripted programming for the US and international markets, with Narcos producer O’Connell Marsh (pictured) leading […]

Ellender exits producer Slingshot

Former FremantleMedia sales chief David Ellender has left the LA-based content producer he launched two years ago. The former CEO of FremantleMedia International has left Slingshot Global Media, a parting that Deadline reported to be “amicable”. Ellender launched Slingshot in February 2014 with backing from private investor TPG Growth. The remaining staff, which includes head […]

Slingshot, EuropaCorp partner for drama JV

David Ellender’s Slingshot Global Media and Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Television Studios have partnered in a non-exclusive development joint venture pact. The pair plans to co-develop and finance two projects a year. The firms believe their straight-to-series business models could compliment each other. Slingshot founder and CEO Ellender said together the companies would be able to […]

Slingshot hooks up with Hemlock Grove team

David Ellender’s Slingshot Globa Media has entered into a first-look deal with El Jefe, a new prodco launched by creators of Netflix horror drama Hemlock Grove. Novelists Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, who created Hemlock Grove, recently launched LA-based El Jefe alongside fellow author Philipp Meyer, whose book The Son is already being adapting The Son for AMC. […]

Ellender’s Slingshot to launch Keanu Reeves’ Rain

David Ellender’s Slingshot Global Media is working Hollywood star Keanu Reeves on a TV adaptation of Rain, a best-selling book series from author Barry Eisner. Reeves will executive produce and star in Rain, which follows a half-Japanese, half-American contract assassin that specialises in making his kills seem like natural deaths. Reeves will play the lead […]

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. Phung 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 […]

FremantleMedia’s Ellender resurfaces with LA gig

Former FremantleMedia boss David Ellender is launching a television content business in LA. Backed by US-based financier TPG Group, Slingshot Global Media will focus on creating scripted shows for the US and international markets. Ellender exited his role as CEO of FremantleMedia Enterprises last year in the wake a broad company restructure.