Sly Fox Productions – the independent production company set up in 2014 by Linda James and Tim Vaughan in collaboration with Acorn Media Enterprises – has inked a first-look deal with comedy writers Paul Mendelson and Paul Alexander.
“The opportunities in scripted comedy are considerable, provided you have access to the writing talent”, said Sly Fox co-founder Tim Vaughan. “We are thrilled to be able to forge this relationship with two immense comedy talents who have more than proven their worth in both the UK and the USA’”.
Mendelson and Alexander met on BBC One’s comedy series My Hero and have been regular collaborators ever since. Between the two of them, they have worked on a wide range of comedy series including Red Dwarf, 2point4 Children and Goodnight Sweetheart. They are both represented by Nick Ranceford-Hadley of NRH Management.
“We’re delighted that Linda, Tim and Savannah have clasped the Pauls to their bosom. Their production track records aside, relationships with talent like this are what attracted us to them in the first place”, added Shane Murphy, Managing Director of Acorn Media Enterprises. “We’re confident that this partnership will provide us with fantastic scripted shows for Acorn TV, our SVoD service, and RLJE International, our global distribution business”.