Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street Productions partners with Audible Inc. for scripted podcasts

Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street Productions partners with Audible Inc. for scripted podcasts

The first of the three Audible Original podcasts, ranging from romantic comedies to epic science fiction tales, will include “Prophecy,” launching this year, followed by “Between Me and You” and “The Last Black Queen.”

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Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions continues its expansion with Audible podcasts deal

Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions continues its expansion with Audible podcasts deal

Currently in active development, “Kym” is an original, scripted comedy podcast series inspired by the life of Emmy-nominated actress/comedian Kym Whitley. The series follows Whitley as she navigates single motherhood and Hollywood

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Cynthia Erivo to star in and produce film adaptation of her sci-fi podcast ‘Carrier’

Cynthia Erivo to star in and produce film adaptation of her sci-fi podcast ‘Carrier’

The movie is based on the podcast “Carrier,” created by audio studio QCode and Dan Blank, who also will write and direct the film. Erivo starred in and co-produced the seven-episode season of the “Carrier” podcast.

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Kate McKinnon to star in, executive produce TV series based on strange case of Joe Exotic

Kate McKinnon to star in, executive produce TV series based on strange case of Joe Exotic

Joe Exotic – whose real name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, but he is also known as Joe Schreibvogel – was convicted in April of  twice hiring someone to kill Baskin, an animal sanctuary operator whose nonprofit organization successfully sued him for in excess of $1 million for trademark infringement and more.

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