EMMY WINNING PRODUCTIONS COMPANY MAIN EVENT MEDIA LAUNCHES PODCAST DIVISION AND ANNOUNCES INITIAL SLATE OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
Los Angeles, California — Main Event Media, an All3Media America company, the production company founded by producer Jimmy Fox, has joined forces with Audioboom to launch an original podcast division. The company, which produces a wide range of scripted and non-scripted programming including the Emmy-winning CNN series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, will develop and produce a diverse slate of podcasts in-house with the goal of developing them for film and television. All podcast series will be made available on all major platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher. Audioboom will serve as the distribution partner and ad sales team. The newly launched podcast division will be headed by Main Event’s Emily Bon, who will both produce and co-write projects in its fast-growing slate. Premiere dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
“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 Jimmy Fox, President of Main Event Media.
“Main Event Media is introducing an eclectic and entertaining lineup for both the avid podcast listener and people who are interested but haven’t yet engaged with podcasts,” said Brendan Regan Senior Vice President, Content Partnerships. “We’re excited to have them join the Audioboom Originals Network and we look forward to helping Main Event Media seize the dynamic opportunities to come.”
Just as Main Event has been able to establish itself across multiple genres in television, so too will its podcast division with an initial slate spanning the categories of true crime, parenting, politics, pop culture and professional wrestling. Main Event’s initial slate includes:
“Never Thought I’d Say This”
Fuller House star and mother of two Jodie Sweetin and her best friend, life coach Celia Behar, hilariously tackle parenting taboos by sharing war stories from the frontlines of motherhood, talking to special guests about the issues all parents face in 2019, and giving unfiltered advice to listeners.
“Uncuffed with Derrick Levasseur”
Derrick Levasseur is the bestselling author of The Undercover Edge, a decorated police sergeant turned private investigator, and currently the star of Investigation Discovery’s Breaking Homicide. On Uncuffed with Derrick Levasseur he will apply his unique point of view to the world of true crime through dissection of current cases in the headlines, conversations with other members of law enforcement, and commentary on pop culture’s depiction of the crime genre.
Based on the international bestseller A Beautiful Child and its follow-up Finding Sharon by award-winning investigative journalist Matt Birkbeck, this podcast tells a true story almost too strange and harrowing to believe. Matt exposes one of the greatest mysteries in law enforcement history — three terrifying and incredible stories of girls and women living in torment, and the serial killer at the center of them all.
Step inside the ring for an in-depth look at how World Wrestling Entertainment contributed to Donald Trump’s ascent to power. Based on the book by Lavie Margolin, TrumpMania explores the mutually beneficial business and personal relationship between Donald Trump, Vince & Linda McMahon, and the WWE.
“Daughters of the Cult”
Daughters of the Cult explores the little-known history of the murderous Mormon fundamentalist cult run by self-proclaimed prophet and mastermind Ervil LeBaron. Hosted by his daughters, Anna and Celia LeBaron, who escaped the group, it is a shocking story of both tragedy and survival.
About Main Event Media
Main Event Media, an All3Media America company, is an Emmy-winning production company based in Los Angeles. Founded by producer Jimmy Fox, the company creates content across multiple genres including scripted, documentary, reality and original podcast production. Main Event is known for the multi-time Emmy-winning CNN series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell and Investigation Discovery’s Breaking Homicide. Additional works include the E! drama series The Arrangement, Snapchchat’s original series While Black, multiple specials for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, Amazon Prime’s docuseries Inside Jokes, the comedy series Hollywood Darlings for POP Network, Is OJ Innocent: The Missing Evidence for Investigation Discovery, It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards for Paramount Network and Make Me a Millionaire Inventor for CNBC. Main Event has been recognized for its work garnering TCA, NAACP and International Documentary Association (IDA) nominations.
About All3Media America
All3Media America is the US arm of All3Media, a leading independent television, film and digital production group comprised of 29 global production companies. With teams in Los Angeles and New York, All3Media America is responsible for producing hundreds of hours of unscripted and scripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital partners. Current hit shows include the Emmy award-winning Undercover Boss for CBS, the Emmy award-winning United Shades of America for CNN, Chrisley Knows Best for USA, 24 Hours to Hell and Back with Gordon Ramsay for FOX, the Emmy award-winning Cash Cab for Discovery, Worst Cooks in America for Food Network and Betrayed for Investigation Discovery. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.
Audioboom is a global podcasting platform that consolidates the business of on-demand audio, making content accessible, wide-reaching and profitable for podcasters, advertisers and brands. Audioboom operates internationally, with operations across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and addresses the issue of disparate podcast services by putting all of the pieces of the puzzle together under one umbrella, creating a user-friendly, economical experience.
Audioboom hosts over 14,000 content channels, with key partners including A+E Networks (US), An Acquired Taste (US), Associated Press (US), Astonishing Legends (US), Casefile True Crime (AUS), Chrisley Confessions (US), Edith Bowman (UK), F1:Beyond The Grid (UK), George Ezra & Friends (UK), Heston Blumenthal (UK), Jonathan Ross (UK), Moneycontrol Podcast (India), No Such Thing As A Fish (UK), Red FM (India), The Cycling Podcast (UK), The Totally Football Show (UK), The True Geordie Podcast (UK) and Undisclosed (US).
Original content produced by Audioboom includes And That’s Why We Drink (US), Ctrl Alt Win Podcast (India), Covert (US) Deliberations (US), I Almost Knew That (India), It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey (US), Mafia (US), The 45th (US), The Narrow Caves (US), and The Russell Brand Podcast (UK).
The platform receives over 60 million listens per month and allows partners to share their content via Apple Podcasts, BookMyShow, Deezer, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic, Saavn, Spotify, Stitcher, Facebook and Twitter as well as their own websites and mobile apps.