PodcastOne, a subsidiary of LiveXLive Media announced that it has entered into a multi-year first look pact with Picture Perfect Federation, the joint venture between Picture Perfect Entertainment and Federation Entertainment led by Patrick Wachberger, for the development of scripted serial podcast content, and rising category in the ever increasing business of podcasting which is on track to being a multi-billion dollar industry by 2023.
Under the development deal, Picture Perfect Federation’s Wachsberger and a team of executives led by Ashley Stern, President of Federation Entertainment of America, and Sera Tabb, Vice President of Development for Picture Perfect Federation, are expected to expand upon PodcastOne’s diverse and top rated list of banner programming, which currently includes true crime genre podcasts A&E’s Cold Case Files and I Survived, Court Junkie, American Nightmare, and Final Days on Earth, some of the most listened to hosted podcasts including the The Adam Carolla Show, Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe, Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen, The Jordan Harbinger Show, Hotboxin with Mike Tyson and The LadyGang and podcasts from global music superstars Pitbull, Anitta and T-Pain, and introduce scripted content across multiple genres with an eye to package the resulting audio IP for television, film and streaming platforms as co-productions of Picture Perfect Federation and PodcastOne.
“Patrick and his team are true professionals with unparalleled success in the movie, television and scripted world. The partnership with PodcastOne will complement their expertise with over 10 years of experience in the audio space developing weekly interview style and successful scripted programming. Together, we are going to supercharge our story telling and fan development capabilities to create a slate of programs that will be exciting for audiences, advertisers and production houses looking to be involved with our amazing IP,” said Kit Gray, President of PodcastOne.
Wachsberger added, “The popularity of podcasts has grown astronomically over the past decade and continues to be a format that attracts a great audience. We very much look forward to our collaboration with the incredible team at PodcastOne which will provide Picture Perfect Federation with a fantastic opportunity to grow into this medium and produce fantastic new projects that will translate from audio to film and TV.”
In addition to “Impossible,” Picture Perfect Federation has a number of high-profile series and films in the works. First up is Federation’s greenlit series “The Banker’s Wife” for Amazon with Lesli Linka Glatter directing, Meredith Stiehm showrunning, and producer Sherry Marsh. Picture Perfect Federation has also been aggressively optioning IP with New York Times bestseller, The Accidental Empress and Sisi: Empress on her Own for television, the genre bending thriller, Rules For Vanishing as a TV series, and teamed up with Anonymous Content on the Ramses book series from famed Egyptologist Christian Jacq.