How to Turn Your Film or TV Idea into a Podcast to Get the Industry's Attention

Hosted by Caroline Slaughter

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Caroline Slaughter

Webinar hosted by: Caroline Slaughter

Podcast Producer whose iHeartRadio podcast ASTRAY was ranked Top 15 nationally.

Podcast producer Caroline Slaughter's most recent iHeartRadio podcast ASTRAY was ranked Top 15 nationally which is now being developed into a TV series. She is currently working on podcast TOM SLICK with Andy Samberg. She is also executive producing the podcast TOM SLICK: MYSTERY HUNTER with ANDY SAMBERG and screenwriter JEB STUART (Die Hard, Vikings: Valhalla) attached, which will launch in Spring 2022. On top of this, her next non-fiction investigative podcast in collaboration with Trailblazer Studios and Reuters News, BODY TRADE, exposes a shadow industry every American will either fall victim to or benefit from in their life... or death. Through her experience working as a voiceover actor with brands like Holiday Inn, Subway, IBM and Facebook, Caroline has insight on the power of the voice and how to use it. Additionally, in 2018, Caroline’s award-winning short film LAMB was used as a vehicle to support the #MeToo Movement. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

This webinar includes a downloadable resource sheet that goes over a podcast checklist, equipment needs, platforms and voice over resources!

Podcasts are hotter than ever with hits like HOMECOMING, 2 DOPE QUEENS, and DIRTY JOHN and are a great way to get your film or TV idea noticed. Podcasts are much less expensive than shooting your pilot or making your film on spec so they help you test the waters with storylines and characters, while figuring out the tone of the show and even building a loyal fan base for an eventual film or TV series. If you’ve got a great film or TV idea and are stuck trying to figure out how to get the right eyes, then you need to consider turning your idea into a podcast!

This is such a new frontier, so it’s difficult for many to know where to even start. How do you tell the story you’ve imagined visually, through audio? Where do you even pitch a podcast? Not to mention, many creatives underestimate the power of audio, and making use of intimacy and soundscape to inform a story. Have you thought about getting into the podcast space? Or are you stuck with a film or TV idea that you can’t seem to get off the ground or have anyone pay attention to? With the guidance of someone who has found great success turning film and TV ideas into highly-coveted podcasts, you’ll be able to give your ideas a life you have yet to imagine!



Podcast producer Caroline Slaughter's recent iHeartRadio podcast ASTRAY was ranked Top 15 nationally and is now being developed into a TV series. She is currently working on podcast TOM SLICK with Andy Samberg. She is also executive producing the podcast TOM SLICK: MYSTERY HUNTER with ANDY SAMBERG and screenwriter JEB STUART (Die Hard, Vikings: Valhalla) attached, which will launch in Spring 2022. Her next non-fiction podcast in BODY TRADE in collaboration with Trailblazer Studios and Reuters News. 

There is no one better than Caroline who knows what it takes to teach you how to create a successful podcast!

What You'll Learn

  • A checklist to identify if your film or TV idea translates to a compelling podcast.
  • Determine what podcast format supports the story you want to tell.
  • Find out the time frame, equipment and team needed to pull off a quality podcast.
  • Explore the power and intimacy of audio storytelling and how audio story structure differs from the visual mediums.
  • Who are the podcast players? Find out who the platforms and companies at the forefront of producing notable podcast IP are.
  • Learn how to pitch to these companies and discuss next steps once your podcast is greenlit.
  • Uncover the pros and cons of working with a podcast company versus self-publishing.
  • Identify what to be aware of in a contract with a podcast company.
  • Discover how to take your podcast and develop it into film or TV series and find out what 3 successful podcasts did wrong in this process.
  • The 5 things your podcast needs to capture an audience and catch a film or TV studio’s attention.
  • Q&A with Caroline

About Your Instructor

Podcast producer Caroline Slaughter's most recent iHeartRadio podcast ASTRAY was ranked Top 15 nationally which is now being developed into a TV series. She is currently working on podcast TOM SLICK with Andy Samberg. She is also executive producing the podcast TOM SLICK: MYSTERY HUNTER with ANDY SAMBERG and screenwriter JEB STUART (Die Hard, Vikings: Valhalla) attached, which will launch in Spring 2022. On top of this, her next non-fiction investigative podcast in collaboration with Trailblazer Studios and Reuters News, BODY TRADE, exposes a shadow industry every American will either fall victim to or benefit from in their life... or death. Through her experience working as a voiceover actor with brands like Holiday Inn, Subway, IBM and Facebook, Caroline has insight on the power of the voice and how to use it. Additionally, in 2018, Caroline’s award-winning short film LAMB was used as a vehicle to support the #MeToo Movement.


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