ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY NEWS AUDIO EDITION – 11/07/19

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.

Parker Posey Stars in Hunted, First Podcast From Dick Wolf and Endeavor Audio.

That’s Dick Freakin’ Wolf, people! Hunted, the first of a planned slate of audio fiction podcasts, stars Parker Posey as U.S. Deputy Marshal Emily Barnes with Brandon Scott as her partner. This eight episode police procedural follows Barnes as she hunts down four escapees from a maximum-security prison. The series is written by SVU alumni Jeffrey Baker.

https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/parker-posey-hunted-podcast-dick-wolf-endeavor-1203379166/

  • RESOURCES.

How Do I Find Time To Podcast?

If we writers have to prioritize anything it’s time management. In this article on Podcast Host Lindsay Harris-Friel, remember her from last week, gives an in-depth look at the things you need to do and the tools to make sure they get done. Recommended.

https://www.thepodcasthost.com/planning/how-do-i-find-time-podcast/

  • RESOURCES, PART 2.

Writing New Worlds: Radio Fiction in the 21st Century.

This three-day workshop, November 15th through the 17th, covers the specific needs of fiction podcast writers. At the end of the workshop the participants get a chance to pitch their ideas to Christy Gressman, Executive Producer of Night Vale Presents, Ian Stearns, Audible Director of Original Content, and Isabella Kulkarni, Producer at Audible. The workshop will be held at the UNIONDOCS Center for Documentary Art, 322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Cost is $350.

https://uniondocs.org/event/writing-new-worlds-radio-fiction-in-the-21st-century/?fbclid=IwAR1jrqvtH2swGI_QUzSKUMKujopefYOm4oVbBxgwxJH_QfkZBJ6ISnY2Www&utm_campaign=Fiction%20Podcast%20Weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter#1477608256642-4c32d845-e84384d0-801edf45-8eab

  • IF YOU WANNA WRITE, YOU GOTTA LISTEN.

Romance is the largest selling genre in the book world. Makes you think there would be an opportunity for romance fiction podcasts, doesn’t it? Margaritas and Donuts from Writer/Director Faith McQuinn is a romcom series about dating over 40. Check it out.

http://www.observerpictures.com/MD.html?utm_campaign=Fiction%20Podcast%20Weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter

  • IF YOU WANNA WRITE, YOU GOTTA LISTEN, PART 2.

11 Audiodramas To Listen To When You Want To Mix Things Up!

Kelley O’Brien at the website Women.com picks eleven podcasts that have caught the editor’s attention from old standards to brand new offerings, all of them worth a listen.

https://www.women.com/kelleyobrien/lists/audiodramas-102519

  • IF YOU WANNA WRITE, YOU GOTTA LISTEN, PART 3.

Zero Hours Is A Terrific Fiction Podcast About The End Of The World.

Emily Todd VanDerWerff at Vox.com has a glowing review about the newest offering from the team that produced Wolf 359, one of my top ten fiction podcasts of all time. They’ve hit it out of the park again, this time with an anthology series of seven episodes. Scripts of the episodes are available for download, so you can see how the masters do it.

 https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/10/25/20930731/zero-hours-podcast-review-end-of-the-world-apocalypse

  • MONETIZE IT.

Voxnest’s Spreaker Joins Forces with StreetLib, Strengthening Audio Component of Book Publishing.

The partnership between audio technology firm, Voxnest, and Italian audiobook distributor, StreetLib, has the goal of facilitating the creation of audiobooks by podcasters, and the creation of podcasts by book publishers, indies and commercial. This can result in multiple streams of income for the creators from each property. Remember, books and podcasts are intellectual property and must be treated as such.

https://blog.voxnest.com/voxnests-spreaker-joins-forces-with-streetlib-strengthening-audio-component-of-book-publishing/?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2019-10-16

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