EXCLUSIVE: Fremantle podcast studio Storyglass has opened in Australia and is at the back of a variety of podcasts together with one on UFOs, two seasons of Purple Bull’s Why I Run and a Circle of relatives Feud layout.
The department has been up-and-running for round two years and Managing Director Steve Carsey unveiled a wealth of initiatives to Time limit in his first interview, a few of that have already introduced.
That UFO Podcast is considered one of Storyglass’ early partnerships and covers all issues unidentified within the air and ocean, talking to mavens and getting a really feel for an issue this is rising in hobby.
Carsey stressed out the partnership nature of the impending podcast, in conjunction with the likes of By accident MILF with Hollywood-based Glistening Productions, and mentioned the workforce is taking a look to “reinforce the impartial author community in podcasting – and now not simply in audio.”
In the meantime, coming from the recently-opened Australian workplace, which Carsey has overseen, is Circle of relatives Feud, a gameshow this is co-produced with iHeart Australia and in line with the cult U.S. layout from a long time in the past.
The display, which introduced over the summer season, is testomony to what Carsey is attempting to do with gameshow IP and podcasts, he mentioned. Helmed via Pete Helliar, it sees households compete for a money prize via offering the solutions to on a regular basis questions that have been surveyed via 100 participants of the general public.
“This isn’t as regards to developing new houses and content material, it’s about respiring recent existence into heritage IP,” added Carsey.
The Australian hub is operating carefully with Fremantle Australia and Carsey mentioned the workforce is taking a look at the way it can flip five-or-six different established TV codecs into podcasts, whilst, as with maximum primary podcast corporations, they’re additionally considering within the opposite about TV and movie spin-offs.
Being a part of the broader Bertelsmann Workforce, which owns Fremantle and likewise the likes of Penguin Random Space, provides Storyglass get right of entry to to IP throughout an enormous vary of hobby spaces, mentioned Carsey. Carsey, an skilled TV exec and previous Audible Senior Director, mentioned he used to be first drawn to the Storyglasss position via Fremantle’s “daring technique and talent to take a look at content material with a cross-platform view.”
“We will to find synergies now not simply in TV however in e-book publishing, tune and training,” he added. “The facility to faucet into editorial experience, partnerships and different spaces is a key differentiator for us.”
Different presentations to emerge from Storyglass currently come with Spotify adolescence historical past layout Flex’s Semi-Factual Historical past Classes, Audible scripted spin-off Wentworth: The Fall Woman and true crime providing Chasing Charlie.
In scripted, Carsey mentioned Storyglass is “aligning with Fremantle’s drama pursuits, running solely in audio to spot new writing, writers, worlds and scripts that would transition, through the years, into movie, tv, gaming and publishing.”
The corporate could also be running up a mega-order of 2 seasons of Purple Bull’s Why I Run, which tells the odd tales of why other athletes grew to become to working.