Earlier this year, podcast house Gimlet Media launched a division focused on translating its audio creations into visual media. Now that Gimlet Pictures branch has hired its first development executive. Justin McGoldrick has joined the team, bringing experience from jobs at Illumination Entertainment and Montecito Picture Co. His projects from those stints include animated movies Minions, Sing, and The Secret Life of Pets. McGoldrick will report to Chris Giliberti, who heads Gimlet Pictures.
Gimlet’s StartUp podcast was one of the earliest to make the transition to a visual format, although the resulting Alex, Inc. television show was cancelled after one season on ABC. But other film and television translations are still in the works, including projects centered on scripted podcasts Homecoming and Sandra, as well as an episode of Reply All.