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New venture El Jefe aims to bring novelists to TV
New venture El Jefe aims to bring novelists to TV

Even before FSG Originals had gotten Brian McGreevy's debut novel "Hemlock Grove" on shelves, it was announced that it was coming as a Netflix series. McGreevy didn't just sell the option; he's a producer on the show, along with his friend Lee Shipman. The two, along with Philipp Meyer (a Pulitzer Prize finalist and L.A. Times Book Prize winner), have founded El Jefe, a new company designed to turn novels into series. In its report Wednesday, Variety emphasized the new company's partnership with Slingshot Global Media and its connections in Hollywood. We asked McGreevy to explain it from a more bookish perspective; he answered our questions by email.  ...

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