ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY NEWS, AUDIO EDITION – 10/31/19

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


  • I TOLD YOU SO.

The Horror Of Dolores Roach Podcast In Works For TV By Blumhouse & Gimlet.

Blumhouse TV has acquired the rights to Gimlet’s horror podcast, The Horror of Dolores Roach, written and directed by Aaron Mark. The podcast and TV series stars Daphne Rubin-Vega and Bobby Cannavale.

https://deadline.com/2019/04/the-horror-of-dolores-roach-podcast-television-series-blumhouse-gimlet-1202596790/

  • I TOLD YOU SO, PART 2.

Marvel To Create Originals For SiriusXM.

Marvel will be creating a slate of original fiction podcasts for Sirius XM and Pandora starting next year. There will be four new scripted series of ten episodes each about Wolverine, Black Widow, Star Lord, and Hawkeye, as well as one where all four join forces. There will also be non-fiction podcasts about the history of Marvel, podcasts about individual franchises, and talk shows.

https://podcastbusinessjournal.com/marvel-to-create-originals-for-siriusxm/

  • DISCOVERABILITY.

The Westwood One Podcast Download Report Fall 2019 was recently released.

Among some fascinating numbers was one that most reportorial people, excluding me, of course, seem to be ignoring: 54% of all weekly podcast listeners and 66% of podcast newcomers learned about new podcasts via social media.

https://www.westwoodone.com/2019/10/16/westwood-ones-podcast-download-fall-2019-report-women-close-the-gap-podcast-events-gain-traction-podcast-listening-on-smart-speakers-hits-a-speed-bump-and-podcast-ad-appeal-shif/

  • GO SEE IT.

Southside Podfest.

Southside Podfest, a new podcast festival, is being held in Chicago with live performances of podcasts on four nights between November 6 and December 4. There will be a live performance of the sci-fi comedy, Oz 9, on December 4. All four nights will begin at 8pm at Lawlor’s on Archer (6854 W Archer Ave, Chicago, Illinois) and are completely free!

https://podnews.net/press-release/south-side-podfest?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2019-10-18

https://www.facebook.com/southsidepod/?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=podnews.net%3A2019-10-18

  • GO SEE IT, PART 2.

The Digital Hollywood Fall Event.

The Digital Hollywood Fall Event happens at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles from November 12 – 14, 2019. There are fourteen different tracks and themes, the most interesting for budding podcasters is the Podcasting Forum. This takes place on November 14 from 10 AM to 7:30 PM and includes ten sessions. Among them is The Podcast Production Company: From Indie Start-up to TV/Film Divisions. Tickets are pricey, but discounts are available for full time students ($25!), the unemployed ($95), and self-employed producers ($135). If you can go, do it!

http://www.digitalhollywood.com/

https://www.digitalhollywood.com/podcastsfl19.html

  • IF YOU WANNA WRITE, YOU GOTTA LISTEN.

This one takes the cake for the biggest surprise of the week. Supernatural Sexuality with Dr. Seabrooke explores relationships and sexuality in a world where monsters are real.

https://www.supersexradio.com/episodes

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

SPEAKING OF AUDIO FICTION…

Did you know that all audio fiction entries in TVWriter™’s PEOPLE’S PILOT 2019 pilot script competition are eligible for the two major category prizes plus special prizes and a reduced entry fee?

Learn all about it at: https://peoplespilot.com

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