ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY NEWS AUDIO EDITION – 02/06/2020

by Bob Tinsley

Why should you as a visitor to TVWriter™ be interested in making audio fiction? Why should you be interested in making podcasts? Discoverability, that’s why.

The meaning of the word podcast is evolving to include any episodic, audio-only production whether nonfiction or fiction. Agents and major studios have started trawling through podcasts and their creators for new content and talent. 

So here’s the latest news to help you and your podcast get discovered: 


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  • I TOLD YOU SO, PART 1.

Podcast, The Adventure Zone, Gets Development Deal From Peacock.

Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad, Clint for a campaign of high adventure in The Adventure Zone, an RPG show that “follows an unlikely, poorly equipped trio and their beleaguered Dungeon Master as they reluctantly embark on a quest to save their world.” The show is currently in development at Peacock with Writer/executive producer: Adam Higgs (Orphan Black).

https://bit.ly/2RqkXVI

  • I TOLD YOU SO, PART 2.

Netflix Hit, The Kissing Booth, Gets Audio Show.

Netflix and Spotify have announced that the movie, The Kissing Booth, will get a prequel audio show called Kissing Booth – Elle’s Diary. The audio will be written by Vince Marcello, and Beth Reekles who wrote the novel. Komixx Productions will produce and the film cast, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi, and Joey King, will star. No release date has been announced.

https://bit.ly/2v1WONv

  • I TOLD YOU SO, PART 3.

Cole Sprouse Enters the Podcasting Boom With New Fiction Podcast Borrasca.

Vulture announced that Riverdale star, Cole Sprouse, will star in and produce a new audio fiction show called, Borrasca, written and created by Rebecca Klingel, a writer on The Haunting of Hill House. QCode, the company behind other star-led audio fiction shows like Blackout (with Rami Malek), Gaslight (with Chloë Grace Moretz), and Carrier (with Cynthia Erivo) will produce. A release date has not yet been announced.

https://bit.ly/2v8Pek9

  • WHY YOU NEED A PODCAST.

Tae Haarh (@taehaahr) probably wrote this Medium article for the butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers out there, but that doesn’t mean the advice doesn’t apply to audio fiction shows just as well. In fact, all of these things have been mentioned by Our Fearless Leader, LB, more than a few times. Pay particular attention to #2: “. . . most of your peers don’t have a podcast. So simply by having one, you separate yourself from the rest.”

https://bit.ly/2NV5f3I

  • IF YA WANNA WRITE, YA GOTTA LISTEN.

Cryptic.

Produced and directed by Jeremiah Isley and written by Adam Hoffman this show follows the brother-sister team of cryptid hunters, Cole and Julie Kurtz, as they investigate sightings in their home state of Ohio for their podcast. I must admit a weakness for monster horror, nonetheless this show has impressed me with its characterization and sound design. Speaking of sound design, listen with earbuds or headphones to get the full and impressive experience. Pay particular attention to Episode 5, the creepiest and best sounding one I’ve yet listened to. The interplay between Cole, Julie, and Chuck leaves plenty of opportunity for unforced humor, something that sets this series apart from others in this genre. Listen and enjoy.

https://www.crypticpodcast.com/


Until next week, same Pod-time, same Pod-channel, keep listening and keep creating.

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