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Will Ferrell’s new “female focused” venture: Gloria Sanchez Productions
If you believe comic actor Will Ferrell and his business partner, the former Second City/iO Theater standout Adam McKay, Gloria Sanchez is the “favorite step-granddaughter” of Gary. Gary Sanchez, that is, the imaginary “Paraguayan entrepreneur and financier” who helms Ferrell’s and McKay’s successful production company, Gary Sanchez Productions.
Formed seven years ago, Gary Sanchez Prods (whose hierarchy also includes Mr. Brooke Shields, Chris Henchy) is behind the comedy web site funnyordie.com, the Comedy Central series “Drunk History” and numerous feature films — including the “Anchorman” flicks starring Ferrell and “The Other Guys” starring Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.
Now there’s a spinoff, according to a story in the Hollywood Reporter. Gloria Sanchez Productions, headed by longtime Gary Sanchez exec Jessica Elbaum, will be female focused in its drive to create new content for various platforms — television, film and presumably online.
In unrelated Will Ferrell news, he’s having a charity “drum-off” with Red Hot Chili Peppers rocker (and Ferrell twin) Chad Smith. Ferrell will play the cow bell.