In 2009, Slater Brothers Entertainment (SBE) was founded by Todd, Grant and Wade Slater. The brothers share over 50 years in the media, sport, art, and entertainment industries and carry a strong record of success in their chosen fields. SBE was formed so that they could combine those strengths, and establish a multi-dimensional media and content company. Since its launch, SBE has been involved in the financing, production or distribution of over 100 films, and has launched the Hamilton International Film Festival (which was named in the “Top 100 Best Festival” by Filmfreeway, the world’s largest film submission platform representing over 8000 festivals).
SBE has offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Tampa, Florida.
Managing Director | Partner
Grant Slater has spent nearly 30 years in the sport and film industries building a reputation as a producer, a respected consultant, a successful entrepreneur and a seasoned administrator.
A former elite athlete, Grant competed in the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship Game and played professionally in Europe, before launching a management career that included a partnership with the legendary sports promoter Dennis Arthur Murphy, representing professional athletes across Europe, producing some of the largest and most prestigious amateur sporting events in North America and launching a successful Entertainment Company.
Grant currently serves as the managing director of Slater Brothers Entertainment, a full service film acquisition, sales and production company. Since the company’s launch in 2009, the brothers have been involved in the financing, production or distribution of dozens of films. Recent films include the multi-million dollar features She’s in Portland starring Minka Kelly, and the recently wrapped dramatic feature, Odd Man Rush, starring Jack Mulhern.
Grant is also the founder of The Hamilton New York International Film Festival (www.hnyiff.com). The festival is entering its 12th season and is rated “Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival” by Filmfreeway, the world’s leading film submission platform representing over 8000 Film Festivals across the globe.
His reputation in the festival world has not gone unnoticed. He was asked to serve on the advisory board for the inaugural All Lights India International Film Festival and Film Market in Kochi, India. Grant continues to collaborate with ALIIFF organizers bringing India Cinema to North America.
He is a graduate of Colgate University and holds a Master of Education degree from Lesley University’s Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences.
Todd Slater is recognized as one of the top digital and entertainment executives in Hollywood. Areas of expertise include; media and film transactions, acquisitions and negotiation of rights, and the structuring of media financing. At Slater Brothers Entertainment, he is placed with the responsibility of leading strategic consulting for the entertainment division, as well as the overall global partnerships for the company.
Slater is the former Executive Vice President at Philip Anschutz's (AEG) film company, and Paramount Pictures. Slater has been associated with such films as the Academy Award winning Ray (starring Jamie Foxx), Sahara (co-starring Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz), Swimming Upstream (starring Geoffrey Rush), Ride (starring Bella Thorne), and Summer 03 (starring Joey King). Slater is known for designing the marketing plan for the Academy Award winning Ray (Universal), as well as having done one of the largest brand integration deals (as recognized by Ad Week) with Jeep/Chrysler on the film Sahara (Paramount). Slater has been highlighted in The Hollywood Reporter's annual "The Next Generation" Issue - dedicated to the top executives under 35 years of age in Hollywood. Slater has successfully helped finance or secure world-wide distribution for over 100 films.
Prior to joining Paramount, Slater made his mark in the world of finance and politics having worked at UBS Private Wealth Division, as well as the Investment Banking division of Meridian Capital. Before moving to the west coast, Slater lived in Washington DC and worked for United States Congressman Peter Blute, as well as United States Congressman Sherwood Boehlert. In 2009, along with his brothers, Wade and Grant, he co-founded Slater Brothers Entertainment (SBE), a multi-dimensional entertainment and consulting company that is focused on content production, as well as the financing of various media, film, and sports properties. Slater also helped launch the charitable Hamilton New York International Film Festival (HNYIFF), which over the last ten years has established itself as one of the premier summer film events in the Northeastern United States.
In 2015, Slater co-founded Blue Fox Entertainment, a global distribution and film sales company.