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Gimlet Media Unionizes With WGA East In A First For Podcasting Industry

Gimlet Media has become the first podcasting company to unionize with the WGA East. A majority of it 83 employees has agreed to sign union cards and called on management to recognize the guild as its collective bargaining rep. Brooklyn-based Gimlet’s network includes Reply All, Crimetown, The Cut, The Nod, Homecoming and Every Little Thing, and the company says its podcast are downloaded 12 million times a month. Its listener base spans more than 180… Read


New Hollywood Podcast: Gloria Calderon Kellett Talks Hopes For ‘One Day At A Time’ Season 4, TV’s Latinx Landscape

When One Day at a Time co-showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett sat in the hot seat during the New Hollywood Podcast, the #RenewODAAT Twitter campaign had just launched and as of now, it’s still going. The popular Latinx-focused redux of the classic Norman Lear sitcom has become a lauded comedy on Netflix and the masses. Kellett talked to us about her apprehensions about revamping a TV institution and relevant topics such as immigration, mental health and LGBTQIA+ advocacy… Read


New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch On Game-Changing Movie And Her Future In The MCU

Actress Lashana Lynch has appeared in various TV shows and films, but after playing Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel, it’s pretty safe to say that her career trajectory is going to be — to steal the film’s tagline — higher, further and faster. She sat in the hot seat on the New Hollywood Podcast to talk about the destined-to-be-a-blockbuster Marvel Studios pic and how it’s going to impact female inclusivity in the industry. More than that, we try to get her to talk about… Read


Podcast Firm Wondery Steps Up TV Activities & Eyes Top Showrunners To Adapt ‘Over My Dead Body’

Podcast company Wondery is stepping up its television activities following the success of Dirty John and is in talks with high-level showrunners to adapt its latest hit Over My Dead Body. The company, which was set up by former Fox International Channels boss Hernan Lopez, is developing a number of its serialized podcast series for the small screen, including dark medical drama Dr Death, Business Wars and Gladiator, the story of ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez. It… Read


Luminary Media Sets Podcast Launch Lineup With Lena Dunham, Trevor Noah And More Than 40 Others

Luminary Media, a new entrant in the burgeoning podcast market, has announced its launch slate of 40-plus creators, including Hollywood names like Lena Dunham, Trevor Noah and Conan O'Brien's Team Coco. Once the company officially launches (sometime in the first half of 2019, it says), its streaming app will be available as an $8-a-month, ad-free subscription version and free version with ads. Some of its shows will be existing podcasts moving over to Luminary as their… Read


New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Now Apocalypse’ Star Avan Jogia Talks Oscars And The Brilliance Of Spike Lee

Avan Jogia has an interesting name — a name many have said he should change when he first started in the business over a decade ago. With his mix of Indian and Irish heritage, Jogia refused to stray from his culture and decided against a stage name. Now, his name is becoming recognizable and distinct in a class of young Hollywood. He has appeared in numerous TV shows early in his career but his name will soon be even more well known with the forthcoming Starz Greg Araki… Read


New Hollywood Podcast: A Special Oscars Episode

As Hollywood inches closer to the Academy Awards, everyone is buzzing about who should and will win an Oscar. That said, New Hollywood Podcast hosts Dino-Ray Ramos and Amanda N’Duka as well as producer David Janove had a conversation about this year’s nominees and who we would want to win on Sunday evening. We agreed on some of the nominated films and had differing opinions on others. (For example, Amanda loves A Star Is Born…Dino, not so much.) And since this is the New… Read


Oscar Nominees Barry Jenkins & Nicholas Britell On The Beat Of ‘Beale Street’ – Crew Call Podcast

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If there’s one characteristic Barry Jenkins and composer Nicholas Britell share, it’s that they’re masters of tone. Both know how to eloquently paint the dramatic gravitas of a scene, to gracefully touch our emotions, without weighing down. Tone is everything: It’s the beautiful takeaway in Jenkins’ Oscar-winning best picture Moonlight and it’s the vibrant style he carries over in his feature adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 love story If Beale Street Could Talk from… Read


Spotify Buys Podcast Players Gimlet Media & Anchor; Eyes $500M In 2019 Deals

With a view to becoming the world's leading audio platform, Spotify has acquired Gimlet Media as well as startup Anchor. This is the first big content move by the music streamer under Dawn Ostroff, the TV industry veteran who came aboard as Chief Content Officer in June. It follows word earlier this month that Spotify was in talks for Gimlet, the company behind popular podcasts "Homecoming," "StartUp," "Reply All" and "Crimetown." Terms of today’s deals were not… Read


Spotify In Talks To Acquire Podcast King Gimlet Media

Spotify is in discussions to acquire Gimlet Media, the company behind popular podcasts “Homecoming,” “StartUp,” “Reply All” and “Crimetown.” Deadline confirmed that talks were underway, and if a deal makes it would be the first big content move by the music streamer under Dawn Ostroff, the TV industry veteran who came aboard as chief content officer in June. She began the new job in August. Spotify, which went public in April 2018, has been looking to expand its offering… Read


New Hollywood Podcast: Matt Tyrnauer & Patrisse Cullors Docs Put Socio-Political Issues Front And Center At Sundance

In the second live podcast recording of the New Hollywood Podcast at the Sundance Film Festival, we dive deep into LGBTQ content from the documentary angle with Where’s My Roy Cohn? director Matt Tyrnauer and Bedlam subject Patrisse Cullors, who is also the co-founder of Black Lives Matter. During the panel titled “Preserving the Past for the Future: Documenting Untold Histories,” Tyrnauer and Cullors were on the same page when it came to discussing relevant… Read


New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Adam’ And ‘Sister Aimee’ Liven Up Sundance With Inclusive, Original LGBTQ Narratives

The New Hollywood Podcast landed in Park City to spread inclusivity and representation at the Sundance Film Festival. In one of two live panels focused on LGBTQ inclusion and representation, we chatted with Adam director Rhys Ernst and star Bobbi Salvor Menuez as well as Sister Aimee directors Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann. Although the two films take place in two totally different time periods, they are cut from the same cloth when it comes to sexual liberation and… Read