‘Radiolab’ Producer WNYC Studios Eyes TV & Film Adaptations UTA ​​- Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: WNYC Studios, the audio company behind series including radiolab and Dolly Parton’s Americais looking to break into the world of film and television after signing with UTA.

The agency will work with the company to strengthen its strategic partnerships and bring its intellectual property to market, including for television and film.

WNYC Studios was an early adopter of podcasting and is also behind series such as On the media, Death, Sex & Money, The New Yorker Radio Hour, and The United States of Anxiety.

Dolly Parton’s America, which is hosted by Jad Abumrad and reported by Shima Oliaee, was a smash hit that begged the question – in this intensely divided moment, why can everyone agree that Dolly Parton is one of the great icons of America.

The Disappearance of Harry Pace was another success for the company. The series told the story of Pace, who founded the first black-owned record company, Black Swan Records and was also a lawyer who worked to desegregate Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood in the 1930s but spent the last years of trying to erase his old identity and re-establish himself as a white man.

Other recent series that could potentially get a second life on screen include Radiolab’s mix tapewho explored the impact of cassette tapes on everything from music to politics, and more perfect, Radiolab’s first-ever spin-off series that examined some of the most important decisions of the United States Supreme Court and the impact they have had inside and outside the court. more perfect will resume production in 2023.

Somewhere else, Dead end, the first production from WNYC Studios’ new documentary unit dedicated to non-fiction long-form audio storytelling, tells the story of the unsolved 2014 murders of prominent political couple John and Joyce Sheridan. The project taps into the studios’ expertise as a local news provider and uses serialized storytelling to uncover corruption at the highest levels of New Jersey politics.

“We are thrilled to partner with UTA for the television and film adaptations,” said Andrew Golis, Chief Content Officer, WNYC. “WNYC Studios is home to some of the most creative and ambitious storytellers of our time. Their stories entertain and inform millions of listeners around the world, and this partnership with UTA will allow these essential stories to travel even further to new media and new platforms.

“WNYC is known for its premium content, and we look forward to bringing their award-winning stories to an even wider audience in new verticals,” said Oren Rosenbaum, UTA Partner and Head of Audio. “We are thrilled to work alongside the incredible team at WNYC.”

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