EXCLUSIVE: Picture Perfect Federation, which recently commissioned CODA filmmaker Siân Heder to write and direct a feature film adaptation of Sarah Lotz’s novel Impossible, is entering the scripted podcast business.
The company, a joint venture between Picture Perfect Entertainment and Federation Entertainment, has signed an initial contract with the PodcastOne podcast platform to develop scripted audio series.
Under the multi-year deal, Patrick Wachsberger and his team at Picture Perfect Entertainment, including Ashley Stern, President of Federation Entertainment of America, and Sera Tabb, Vice President Development at Picture Perfect Federation, will be launching new series.
The aim is to create scripted content across multiple genres in order to package the resulting audio IP for television, film and streaming platforms as co-productions between Picture Perfect Federation and the LiveXLive Media company.
“CODA” filmmaker Sian Heder directs and adapts Sarah Lotz’s novel “Impossible”
PodcastOne is the company behind A & E’s Cold Case Files, the Adam Carolla Show, and Hotboxin with Mike Tyson.
The former chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture, Wachsberger, founded the Picture Perfect Federation in 2019 with the support of Pascal Bretons Federation Entertainment. It’s behind upcoming series like The Banker’s Wife for Amazon.
Wachsberger said, “The popularity of podcasts has grown astronomically over the past decade and it continues to be a format that attracts large audiences. We really look forward to working with the incredible team at PodcastOne, which is providing Picture Perfect Federation with a fantastic opportunity to grow into this medium and produce fantastic new projects that translate from audio to film and television. “
“Patrick and his team are real professionals with unparalleled success in the film, television and scriptwriting world. The partnership with PodcastOne will complement their expertise with more than 10 years of audio experience and develop a weekly interview style and successful script programming. Together we will expand our storytelling and fan development skills to create a range of programs that will be exciting to audiences, advertisers and production houses who want to participate in our amazing intellectual property, ”added Kit Gray , President of PodcastOne, added.