ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY NEWS AUDIO EDITION – 06/04/2020

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 show get discovered: 


  • I TOLD YOU SO.

Film Graduates Pivot With Podcast For Amazon.

Griffith Film School (Australia) alumni have written, produced and directed a new scripted podcast for Amazon’s Audible platform. Beyond Strange Lands features an all-star cast which includes Peter Phelps and Sacha Horler. The podcast was originally designed as a proof of concept for a TV sci-fi adventure series, as part of a Screen Queensland initiative. 

Simon Taylor, co-writer of Beyond Strange Lands along with David Peterson, said, “I think filmmakers need to be able to be agile, and find the best way to tell their story. I hope this project inspires our students at GFS to try their hand at scripted podcasts – it is the perfect vehicle for young scriptwriters.”

https://news.griffith.edu.au/2020/04/23/film-graduates-pivot-with-podcast-for-amazon/

  • RESOURCES, PART 1.

Vortex – The Big Finish Magazine.

Vortex is the free, in-house magazine of Big Finish, one of the largest audio production houses in the world, and the ONLY licensed outlet for full-cast Dr. Who audio fiction. The magazine, downloadable for free as a PDF file, is an audio (and Dr. Who) fan’s treasure trove of behind-the-scenes information. The latest issue, #135, has an article on how they’ve switched from studio recording to remote recording. This is something every budding podcast creator needs to know.

https://www.bigfinish.com/vortex

  • RESOURCES, PART 2.

The HEAR Now Festival is Online This Year.

The HEAR Now Festival, June 11-14, 2020, exposes its audiences to recent developments in audio preservation by showcasing newly restored and archived award-winning audio dramas. 

One of the best audio fiction festivals in the country went online this year, and you can attend all the presentations remotely for free, excepting the two workshops which will cost $195 each. Sign up on the schedule page and pick the presentations you want to attend. You’ll get notifications when they start.

https://www.hearnowfestival.org/schedule.html

  • RESOURCES, PART 3.

Greater Boston: Live Virtual Mini-episode: “The Council of Evil.”

Greater Boston is a bi-monthly full-cast audio drama set in the Boston metro area, blending the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical. Through EventBrite they are planning a free virtual live Greater Boston mini-episode recording, “The Council of Evil.” Sign up at the link below to witness the goodness. And it’s free!

https://bit.ly/2M1mJKD

  • IF YA WANNA WRITE, YA GOTTA LISTEN.

King Falls AM.

King Falls AM centers on a lonely little mountain town’s late-night AM talk radio show and its paranormal, peculiar happenings and inhabitants. This show follows the format of Welcome to Night Vale though, I think, more — coherent? Maybe? Is that the word I want? Whatever, I like it. I particularly like the interplay between Sammy, the on-air host and his producer, Ben, though I can’t leave out Deputy Troy, either. With 100 episodes in the can, I think they have it figured out. Listen and enjoy. 

http://www.kingfallsam.com/


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