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Exclusive: Main Event Media, Audioboom team up to launch podcast division

Jimmy Fox’s Main Event Media has teamed with audio and podcasting distribution platform Audioboom to launch an as-yet unnamed original podcast division. Main Event Media, an All3media America company, will develop and ...
May 8, 2019

Jimmy Fox’s Main Event Media has teamed with audio and podcasting distribution platform Audioboom to launch an as-yet unnamed original podcast division.

Main Event Media, an All3media America company, will develop and produce a diverse slate of in-house podcasts with the aim of developing them for film and television. Main Event’s Emily Bon will both produce and co-write projects.

Premiere dates for the podcasts will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

All podcast series will be made available on major platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher.

Audioboom will serve as the distribution partner and ad sales team.

The initial slate of podcasts will span a range of genres, including true crime, parenting, politics, pop culture and professional wrestling.

Projects include Never Thought I’d Say This, featuring Fuller House star and mother Jodie Sweetin and her best friend, life coach Celia Behar, as they tackle parenting taboos and talk to special guests about parenting issues in 2019.

In the true crime space, Uncuffed with Derrick Levasseur features bestselling author and private investigator Derrick Levasseur (ID’s Breaking Homicide) applying his perspective to the world of true crime by going deeper into the headlines of current cases, having conversations with other members of law enforcement, and providing commentary on pop culture’s take on the crime genre.

Meanwhile, TrumpMania reveals how World Wrestling Entertainment contributed to Donald Trump’s ascendancy.

“The biggest motivation behind the launch of this division was simple — creative control. It’s incredibly refreshing as a producer to find talent you enjoy working with or a story that deeply fascinates you and immediately be able to give yourself the green light. Through our audio slate we hope to incubate projects that can later travel to TV and film, but most importantly, we hope to build franchises that will appeal to a loyal fan base of listeners,” said Fox (pictured), president of Main Event Media, in a statement.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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