Rob McElhenney launches new firm Extra Higher Industries


EXCLUSIVE: Rob McElhenney has launched Extra Higher Industries, a multi-faceted firm which encompasses three dynamic entities: Extra Higher Productions, Extra Higher Advisory and Extra Higher Ventures. He has appointed Jackie Cohn as the top of Extra Higher Productions.

She beforehand ran tv at Purple Hour the place she developed and govt produced Severance for Apple TV+, which earned fourteen Emmy nominations, together with Excellent Drama Collection. Cohn was additionally an govt producer on Apple TV+’s Excessive Desert starring Patricia Arquette, the CW’s Within the Darkish, labored on Comedy Central’s hit exhibits One other Interval and Large Time in Hollywood, FL, and govt produced the unbiased romantic comedy Plus One.

The corporate is a movie, tv, and multimedia firm that expands upon McElhenney’s distinctive strategy to worldbuilding by creating, creating and producing daring, human tales. Extra Higher Productions has quickly change into a inventive hub increasing throughout quite a few genres and media platforms together with HBO, Amazon, and Netflix, with over thirty movie, tv and docuseries in growth.

Within the wake of Welcome to Wrexham’s success, they’re additionally constructing a slate of high-end scripted and unscripted sports activities content material centering on the corporate’s core mission to uplift and enrich individuals’s lives by means of humor, coronary heart, and neighborhood throughout the globe. Extra Higher is already in enterprise with among the most enjoyable inventive forces within the business together with Ryan Reynolds, Larry David, Elliot Web page, and Nzingha Stewart, to call just a few. Extra Higher Manufacturing’s purpose is to supply entry and assist to the subsequent era of creatives in the identical spirit of the generosity McElhenney acquired in his early days within the business.

Extra Higher Productions and McElhenney not too long ago made their Sundance debut with the corporate’s produced pilot Me/We, an Episodic Pilot Showcase official choice. The pilot, was co-written by McElhenney Keyonna Taylor. On the strategic entrance, Extra Higher Advisory provides unparalleled consulting, model partnership, and artistic advertising companies. Among the notable ventures that Extra Higher oversees consists of:

Wrexham AFC: Extra Higher supplies industrial, model partnerships and operational companies to the now globally-renowned Membership – which is on the heart of the five-time Emmy profitable collection Welcome to Wrexham on FX. This scope of companies consists of constructing out the pathway to monetize and additional commercialize Wrexham AFC Ladies’s staff.

Ally Financial institution: Extra Higher serves as a advertising companion for Wrexham AFC, and not too long ago introduced its historic sponsorship of Wrexham AFC Ladies to assist convey the membership to the U.S. for the primary time this summer season, with dates and matches to be introduced quickly.

4 Partitions: For the favored Irish American whiskey model from McElhenney and his At all times Sunny In Philadelphia co-stars Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day together with CEO Casey McGrath – Extra Higher Advisory secured Collection A Financing with traders together with Kevin Durant’s 35 Ventures and Chase Utley. Extra Higher supplies operational advisory companies and artistic advertising and manufacturing companies to the model to strategically develop its presence globally. Examples embrace an ongoing partnership with Wrexham AFC, together with a historic integration into the the Membership’s stadium with the current ‘Fourth Wall’ Kop Stand and McElhenney sharing a drink with Prince William throughout his St. David’s day go to.

Extra Higher Advisory is led by Chief Technique Officer Kelsey Trainor. Trainor has labored as a lawyer and operational chief in TV, sports activities, and leisure. She has served as in-house counsel for Abrams Media, the place she oversaw authorized and enterprise affairs for quite a few web sites, podcast networks, TV/movie productions and growth, ebook publishing, and a stay 24/7 information community. She additionally served as Vice President Enterprise & Authorized Affairs for a sports-betting media startup co-founded by Kevin Garnett.

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