ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY NEWS AUDIO EDITION – 11/21/19

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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  • I TOLD YOU SO.

New Marvel Fictional Podcast “Marvels” Coming Exclusively to Stitcher Premium Nov. 20.

The Marvels podcast will debut the first of 10 weekly episodes November 20 exclusively on Stitcher Premium. It will be released widely following the first run. The collaboration between Stitcher and Marvel New Media is part of a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the four-part comic series of the same name. Now to the really important news: Lauren Shippen (The Bright Sessions, The AM Archives) wrote it; Paul Bae (The Black Tapes, The Big Loop) directed it; Mischa Stanton (The Bright Sessions, LeVar Burton Reads, The AM Archives) did the sound design. The series stars Cliff “Method Man” Smith (Wu-Tang Clan, HBO’s The Deuce) as Ben Urich. 

https://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2019/11/04/marvel-fictional-podcast-marvels-stitcher-premium-november-20/

  • I TOLD YOU SO, PART 2.

Sony & The Onion Partner For New Pod.

The two companies will produce a new daily satirical podcast called The Topical based on current events. The series will debut in January.

https://podcastbusinessjournal.com/sony-the-onion-partner-for-new-pod/

  • I TOLD YOU SO, PART 3.

NBC Universal’s UCP To Launch Podcast Network.

NBC Universal’s Universal Content Productions (UCP) will launch its own podcast network in 2020. The initial offerings include one scripted fiction podcast, The End Up, produced by Sam Esmail (Homecoming, Mr. Robot) and starring LaKeith Stanford. UCP has already adapted the Homecoming and Dirty John podcasts for TV.

https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/191200/nbcuniversal-s-ucp-to-launch-podcast-network

  • I TOLD YOU — WELL, YOU KNOW.

Audio Dramas Will be Your Next Obsession.

San Diego Entertainer Magazine is the latest in a long string of media outlets to have noticed podcasts and has some excellent recommendations. I think those shows are going to see a boost in listenership.

https://www.sdentertainer.com/entertainment-events/audio-dramas-will-be-your-next-obsession/

  • RESOURCES.

How Do We Create Intimacy In An Audio Story?

This article talks about the importance of intimacy in podcasts using examples from both nonfiction and fiction podcasts. It’s a short but good read.

https://www.artshub.co.uk/news-article/features/writing-and-publishing/sabine-brix/how-do-we-create-intimacy-in-an-audio-story-259145

  • RESOURCES, PART 2.

Why Is Podcasting So Hot?

According to Jennifer Crawford, the co-founder of DC Podfest, “It is an incredibly efficient means of communication without any filtering by gatekeepers.” One way to take advantage of the hotness is to attend some of the podcast events popping up everywhere. Learn and network.

https://podcastbusinessjournal.com/why-is-podcasting-so-hot/

  • MONETIZE IT.

How To Monetize Your Podcast By Selling Your Own Products.

And they’re not talking about merchandise, though that’s a viable option as well. This article looks at ways you can capitalize on the Intellectual Property that is your podcast, from repurposing your content by way of ebooks and other things, to giving public talks and doing live performances.

https://www.weeditpodcasts.com/how-to-monetize-your-podcast-by-selling-your-own-products/

  • IF YA WANNA WRITE, YA GOTTA LISTEN.

Time:Bombs.

A comedy about the world of bomb disposal and one man’s obsession with disarming the most bombs in a year’s time. Three episodes totaling a little under an hour of run time show what can be done if you really want to. The same team that created and produced the stellar Wolf 359 created, wrote, recorded, produced, and released this series in just one week! Even better, the scripts are available for download and study. The scripts are written in screenplay format as are many audio scripts these days. Written by Gabriel Urbina & Sarah Shachat. See how it’s done.

https://timebombs.show/

That’s it for now. Until next week, same Pod-time, same Pod-channel, keep listening and keep creating!

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