Stream Daily: Next-gen media co Glass Elevator merges with Killer Films

BY TODD LONGWELL

MAY 27, 2014

Killer Films and Glass Elevator Media announced on Tuesday that the companies have merged to form Killer Content, a new company focusing on mainstream, multi-screen storytelling.

The new company will deliver content via the brands Killer Films, Glass Elevator Media and Union Entertainment, and Glass Elevator’s new social content platformViewur.

Led by Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler, Killer Films has produced more than 70 films and TV projects over the last 15 years, including Kill Your Darlings, Mildred Pierce, Boys Don’t Cry and Safe. The two companies have a history of collaboration – last year they announced they would be co-producing a film based on the novelThis Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman.

Glass Elevator was a next-generation media company and production incubator that developed a co-owned library of intellectual property that includes webisode comedies (Park Slope Parents and Bench Warmers), book-and-vlog properties (She’s So Boss and Real Talk), feature-length screenplays (Kidnapping for Jesus) and TV scripts.

Additionally, it was announced that leading global creative editorial firm Union Editorial has invested in Killer Content. Union Editorial president Michael Raimondi will join Killer Content’s advisory board, alongside film, TV and digital executive Lauren Zalaznick, John Sloss of Sloss Eckhouse LawCo/Cinetic Media, music producer and Lalabella Alliance CEO Gordon Williams, and Inggroups, Inc. chairman Samuel Ing.