Benderspink elevates McElroy to manager

Exec to search for new talent, search for open assignments

Looking to boost its managerial ranks from within, production concern Benderspink is promoting Jill McElroy to manager.

McElroy worked as an assistant during the company’s busiest year to date, assisting its partners in managing the writers of pics “Cats & Dogs” and “American Pie II” — films the company exec produced and co-produced, respectively.

Along with finding new talent, she will focus on servicing Benderspink’s existing client list by covering production companies and studios for open assignments. The studio has a first-look deal with New Line Cinema.

“We continue to be a company that develops new spec material with our clients,” partner J.C. Spink said, “but we would also like to focus on enhancing our existing open writing and directing assignment tracking system, and Jill will be an invaluable part of that.”

Promotion is effective immediately.

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