C13Features marks Cadence13’s preliminary entry into the scripted podcast house, with the target of a launching a wholly new inventive mannequin to offer podcast listeners and sponsors, together with patrons within the leisure enterprise, a brand-new movie-like listening expertise. Whereas the podcast house has historically used the serialized multi-episode method, C13Features goals to tighten the storytelling expertise with compelling and dramatic inventive arcs, and never drive listeners to have to attend for extra episodes to search out out what occurs subsequent. C13Features aspires to offer listeners gripping tales with a starting, a center and an finish, multi function feature-length 90-minute episode, for listeners to expertise nonetheless and at any time when they’d like.
From psychological thrillers to horrors to fascinating tales of all genres, C13Features appears to be like to think about and outline what the film expertise will be for the podcast house, whereas additionally creating an incubator for a brand new form of IP engaging for movie and tv. These one-episode authentic scripted options will be helmed by Hollywood writers, administrators, actors, and composers, and have cinematic sound design and high-end manufacturing.
Chris Corcoran, Chief Content material Officer and founding associate of Cadence13, created and developed the idea for C13Features, and can function Government Producer for all options, and leads the brand new studio.
C13Features will launch the next audio films this yr:
- Deal with: When a small, seemingly good, city reels from the social turmoil defining fashionable America, its locals are pushed to desperation. Hope presents itself within the type of a mysterious mystical Piper, who makes use of his powers to rework and defend the city’s prosperity for the subsequent decade. However there is a value to pay. Each ten years, on Halloween, the Piper and his spooky servants return to gather his fee from the townspeople. On this chilly picturesque Halloween, when the city falls behind on their fee, the Piper comes calling. When a teenage trio discover themselves the main target of his wrath, chase ensues into the night and so they should unlock the key of the Piper’s powers – even when it lies inside considered one of them. Written by Nathan Ballingrud, with Babak Anvari and Lucan Toh of Two & Two Footage.
- Ghostwriter: When Kate Michaels is obtainable a brand new challenge – to ghostwrite an intricate, violent novel a few mysterious killer — she is aware of it is the very last thing she wants to beat her crippling anxiousness. However she has no selection: she’s broke, remoted, almost unemployable and the consumer, an idiosyncratic billionaire, insists she’s the one particular person he’ll work with. As they collaborate on the e-book, Kate finds herself rising depending on her new consumer and more and more certain that one thing just isn’t fairly proper. Because the novel’s plot involves life, Kate involves suspect that what they’re writing collectively is not fiction in any respect — it is a memoir. When the murderous story she’s ghostwriting begins to mix along with her actuality, will anybody consider her? Ghostwriter is a cross between Silence of the Lambs and The Woman with the Dragon Tattoo. Written by Alix Sobler, with Finest Case Studios.
- The Followers: A newly married pair of 20-something social-media influencers are touring the world on their honeymoon – posing for aspirational photographs – when their dream journey will get interrupted by a pair of strangers following them. Days earlier, the couple had reluctantly, however naively, agreed to advertise a web-based church; their lives are turned the other way up from that time on. As they honeymoon via Europe, they’re adopted by a sinister drive that’s imitating their photographs and framing them for homicide. Fearing for his or her lives and reputations, the couple is compelled to conduct their very own manic investigation. The Followers tells the story of 1 couple—stand-ins for a whole era—who stay and die on-line. A quick-paced thriller that’s half Hitchcock, half travelogue, The Followers is a cautionary story about social media, and the reverse impact of affect. Written by Brett Neichin.
Endeavor Content material is working with Cadence13, bringing their expertise and relationships to the brand new slate, in addition to maximizing by-product alternatives for the IP throughout movie and tv.
“We have been disciplined and strategic, discovering the suitable tales, writing, and characters that we really feel meet our bold inventive expectations,” mentioned Chris Corcoran, Chief Content material Officer, Cadence13 and Government Producer, C13Features. “This is a chance to deliver storytelling to the world in a brand-new, simply digestible expertise, to create ‘films to your ears.’ I can not wait to deliver these first three authentic audio options to life on this vogue.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with world class inventive expertise to discover a brand new and thrilling strategy to launch movie franchises, along with our companions at Cadence13, bringing premium films to podcast listeners, after which increasing these worlds throughout movie and tv,” mentioned Lorenzo De Maio, Government Vice President, TV Advisory and Audio, Endeavor Content material. “In as we speak’s rising content material panorama, that is yet one more distinctive alternative to deliver compelling storytelling to audiences worldwide.”
Obtain the C13Features artwork (credit score: Curt Courtenay/Cadence13) and picture of Cadence13 Chief Content material Officer Chris Corcoran (courtesy: Cadence13) right here: https://we.tl/t-AD0qBiMTtE.
Cadence13, a number one premium podcast firm, is a part of Entercom’s Podcast Community and was named considered one of Quick Firm’s “World’s Most Modern Firms for 2019.” Our roster of critically-acclaimed reveals and personalities displays the various conversations and pursuits taking place on the planet, led by a set of voices that embrace Sophia Amoruso, Lili Anolik, David Axelrod, Rachel Brathen, Dean Budnick, Alejandra Campoverdi, Emma Chamberlain, Deepak Chopra, Gotham Chopra, Lauren Conrad, Remi Cruz, Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, David Dobrik, Ethan Dolan, Grayson Dolan, Kevin Durant, Elle Fanning, Jon Favreau, Emily Jane Fox, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joe Hagan, Andrew Jenks, Sarah Knight, Tony Kornheiser, Payne Lindsey, Michael Lombardi, Karina Longworth, Jon Lovett, Alisha Marie, Johanna Maska, CJ McCollum, Jon Meacham, James Andrew Miller, Mike Murphy, Leon Neyfakh, Michaela Okland, Darienne Web page, Anna Palmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Plouffe, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, JJ Redick, Davis Reid, Ben Reiter, Duncan Robinson, Rhett and Hyperlink, Jake Sherman, Tommy Vietor, Adnan Virk, Jessica Wapner, Tim Weiner, Ashley West, iO Tillett Wright, Andrew Yang, and plenty of extra. These storytellers signify each established and rising personalities throughout sports activities, enterprise, tech, politics, leisure and information. Cadence13 is the house of C13Features and the Peabody Award-nominated C13Originals documentary studio, and has a broad vary of programming companions together with Feedback by Celebs, Crooked Media, Leisure Weekly, Girlboss Media, goop, Granity Studios, Headspace, HISTORY, Meredith, Legendary Leisure, Punchbowl Information, Ramble, Seven Bucks Productions, Smosh, Sports activities Illustrated, Tenderfoot TV, theSkimm, The Attempt Guys, ThreeFourTwo Productions, TNT, Up and Vanished, Vainness Honest, Who? Weekly and Yoga Woman, amongst others. Cadence13 is headquartered in New York, with workplaces in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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ALIX SOBLER is a author and performer who lives in New York. She has labored in theater and radio as a playwright, actor, and contributing author to CBC, and Voice of America. Not too long ago, the solo present she wrote for Margaret Trudeau, Sure Girl of an Age, was recorded for Audible on the Minetta Lane Theater in NYC, after profitable runs at Montreal’s Only for Laughs Competition in July of 2019, and Second Metropolis in Chicago within the spring. Her performs have gained or been finalists for a number of awards together with the Alliance/Kendeda Nationwide Graduate Playwriting Competitors, the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competitors, the O’Neill Nationwide Playwrights Convention, and the Jane Chambers Award, amongst others.
NATHAN BALLINGRUD is the award-winning creator of North American Lake Monsters: Tales, and Wounds: Six Tales from the Border of Hell. His brief tales have been tailored into the TV sequence, Monsterland, on Hulu and the characteristic movie, Wounds. His first novel. The Unusual, will likely be printed in 2022.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
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