EXCLUSIVE: Cadence13, the podcast studio behind series such as Once upon a time… in the valleyis looking to get into the game of television and film adaptations.
The Audacy-owned company has hired TV veteran Patton Valentine to oversee this push to adapt its audio IP for the small and big screen.
It comes as podcasts continue to be an IP goldmine for TV and film following the success of shows such as Starz’ Gas lighting and that of Amazon Back home.
Valentine has been tasked with setting up television and film projects based on her podcasts from both her documentary studio C13Originals and her podcast film studio C13Features.
Deadline understands that a number of projects are already underway. Shows being adapted include cult series The place of the sunwhich comes from Robert Downey Jr., true crime series went south, psychological thriller ghost writerwhich starred Kate Mara and Adam Scott as well as its franchises such as gangster capitalismwho covered topics such as the NRA and Jerry Falwell Jr., horror series Treatwhich starred Kiernan Shipka, and Wizard of Oz robbery story Nothing better than being at home.
In 2020, when Cadence 13 launched its C13 Features division, which focused on feature films, it partnered with Endeavor Content.
The number of audio companies looking to increase their television and film production is growing; Earlier this month, Deadline revealed that Amazon-owned Audible hired Jackie Levine to oversee its on-screen audio pipeline, Spotify, with its deal with Chernin Entertainment, and Wondery, with its deal with Apple TV+, have also been aggressive in this space.
Valentine joins Cadence13 from Ley Line Entertainment, where he served as Head of Television, launching the Everything everywhere all at once the producer’s television activity. He also worked at Davis Entertainment and Lionsgate Television and was part of the management team that launched the Epix Network.
“One of our first strategic goals at Cadence13, beyond building a highly successful podcast network with a wide range of content, was to create a top-notch in-house studio focused on original storytelling at its best. “said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer and Founding Partner, Cadence13. “Now that we’ve built these two thriving original studios and created a number of hits where the studio and franchise brands resonate as much as the stories, we’re thrilled to welcome Patton to the C13 family and accelerate the expansion. of these captivating stories on screen.
“Cadence13 has always distinguished itself as a premium industry leader in this new golden era of audio storytelling with innovative content that cuts through clutter and into the cultural mainstream,” Valentine added. “I am thrilled to join this outstanding team and bring its treasure trove of original stories and extraordinary characters to the brightest talents in film and television.”