Ivar Leon Menger
Glisk, a Federation Entertainment affiliated company, has secured an exclusive deal with Ivar Leon Menger, a leading German author of suspense and mystery fiction. The agreement will see Glisk collaborate with Ivar Leon Menger and his team on an initial three projects: two hugely successful audiobook series "Ghostbox" and "Monster 1983", which are being adapted as TV series, and the debut novel "When the Strangers Came", which is currently being developed and adapted for the screen.
Ivar Leon Menger says: "I never expected my debut novel to take off like this before the publication date; there are already first foreign licenses - and now a deal to adapt it for the screen. I want to thank my agent Marc Koralnik of Liepman, who represents the novel worldwide, and Julie and Philipp of Glisk, who are equally passionate about adapting my novel and audiobooks. I am thrilled to have found such internationally experienced and networked producers to develop my work. I am convinced that this will start a comprehensive, long-term, and successful partnership."
Julie Link and Philipp Steffens of Glisk, says: “We believe in shining a light on talent and investing in long-term relationships with creatives, so we’re thrilled a writer of such critical acclaim has entrusted us with developing and creating scripted adaptations of his renowned audiobooks as well as his yet-to-be-released new novel. One of our aims as a company is to take German concepts and talent to a global audience, so we hope this is just the beginning of an ongoing collaboration with Ivar as we have big plans to build his brand.”
"Ghostbox" is a mystery trilogy that tells the story of a young Berlin journalist Lena Gruenwald, who wants to solve her brother‘s mysterious suicide. It’s a complex and skillfully mastered crime thriller series with a touch of science fiction.
"Monster 1983" is a three-season mystery thriller audio drama series co-written by Ivar Leon Menger with Anette Strohmeyer and Audible released. Strange things happen in the small coastal town of Harmony Bay, Oregon, in the summer of 1983: a series of mysterious deaths; a prisoner transport crashes into a cliff, and a Russian spy disappears without a trace.
Ivan Leon Menger’s debut novel "When the Strangers Came" is launching in August this year and will be available in multiple languages. Set deep in the forests of Northland, in a lakeside cabin, on a small island, with the mainland barely visible in the distance, fifteen-year-old Juno has lived in almost complete isolation since early childhood. She only has her parents and her little brother Boy for company.
One of our aims as a company is to take German concepts and talent to a global audience, so we hope this is just the beginning of an ongoing collaboration with Ivar as we have big plans to build his brand” Julie Link and Philipp Steffens Founders of Glisk