WNYC Studios has signed with talent agency UTA, presumably to explore podcast crossovers to film and TV.
The potential extension might seem surprising to listeners who think of WNYC’s podcast creation mainly for its intellectual programming such as On the Media, The New Yorker Radio Hour, and other shows which closely align with public radio listener attributes.
But WNYC’s wide range also includes Dolly Parton’s America, Dead End, and Radiolab. (See the entire catalog HERE.)
“We’re thrilled to partner with UTA on TV and film adaptations,” said Andrew Golis, Chief Content Officer, WNYC. “WNYC Studios is the home of 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 those essential stories to travel even further to new mediums and new platforms.”
“WNYC is known for its premium content, and we look forward to introducing their award-winning stories to an even larger audience across new verticals,” said UTA Partner and Head of Audio, Oren Rosenbaum. “We are excited to work alongside the incredible team at WNYC.”