ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY NEWS AUDIO EDITION – 05/14/2020

by Bob Tinsley

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

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


Music from https://filmmusic.io
“The Builder” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


  • I TOLD YOU SO, PART 1.

Subsurface Circular Creator Releases New Audio Drama, North Star Rising.

One thing you can say about video game companies, they’ve got this leveraged IP thing down pat. Mike Bithell, the creator of the video games Subsurface Circular and Quarantine Circular recently dropped the first of six episodes in a new sci-fi audio drama series called North Star Rising. In this story two people from the year 2020 find themselves transported from their humdrum daily activities to a far from humdrum starship. The series is very Douglas Adams, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Now, which of you will get your series made into a video game?

https://www.gamespace.com/all-articles/subsurface-circular-creator-releases-new-audio-drama-north-star-rising/

https://www.northstarcrew.com/

  • I TOLD YOU SO, PART 2.

Amazon, Thompson Play The Left Right Game.

From Deadline: “In a seven-figure deal, Amazon Studios has beaten out more than ten film and TV offers to win screen rights to QCode mystery-sci-fi podcast, The Left Right Game. Producers will include Creed and Westworld star Tessa Thompson, who led the voice cast on the podcast.”

Jack Anderson who wrote the ten-episode podcast will serve as Executive Producer and adapt the script for TV. “The series follows a young journalist, played by Thompson, trying to make a name for herself by following a group of paranormal explorers, obsessed with a seemingly harmless pastime known as the Left/Right Game.” As it turns out, the Left/Right Game is far from harmless.

https://deadline.com/2020/04/amazon-wins-screen-rights-podcast-left-right-game-tessa-thompson-producing-1202907966/

https://www.qcodemedia.com/theleftrightgame

  • RESOURCES, PART 1.

The Program Results: How I Used Hacker News To Launch A Fictional Podcast Series.

The Program audio series is a fictional podcast I (Ivan Mirko S.) write, direct, edit, and produce that premiered on Hacker News, followed by official launch in November 2019. Since then, it was listened to 55,000 times, Apple Podcasts featured the show in the UK, Canada, and Australia, and it’s been broadcast on CBC radio. This candid analysis I penned for readers of Hacker News contains the story, the numbers, and advice which can hopefully help others contemplating launching a podcast . . .”

This article presents another of the myriad ways you can get your podcast out there. One of the most important parts: networking. Where have you heard that before?

https://bit.ly/2xaTt0c

  • IF YA WANNA WRITE, YA GOTTA LISTEN.

Believer.

Believer is a horror fiction audio drama about ghosts, cryptids, demons, cosmic entities, and the (maybe) fake psychic who doesn’t believe they exist. There is a disappearance that no one, not even the people closest to the victim seem to want investigated, and . . . something else. Julie Saunders, writer, director, and almost everything else including the main character, Lara Campbell, has done a bang-up job with the podcast. The writing and acting are first rate as is the music by composer Aaron Ferenc. The sound design is immersive, and the music slots in seamlessly. Listen!

https://believerpodcast.com/


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