CAA Signs “Slow News” Brand & Podcast Producer Tortoise Media – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Tortoise Media, the “slow news” model arrange by a bunch together with former Director of BBC News and Times of London editor James Harding, has signed with CAA.

The Hollywood company will rep the British company, which produces a slew of podcasts and publishes lengthy reads, in all areas.

The company, whose founders additionally embody President of the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Katie Vanneck-Smith, and former U.S. Ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun, has a subscription base of greater than 110,000.

Podcasts that it produces contains My Mother’s Murderer, Hidden Homicides and The Hunt for the Porn King, which noticed Tortoise turn into the primary media outlet to trace down PornHub’s elusive proprietor, Bernd Bergmair.

The company produces ThinkIn classes, unscripted conversations between members, editors, and invited consultants, who uncover and inform the tales they publish.

It comes a few months after CAA named Josh Lindgren as its first podcast chief. Lindgren, who has been with the company since 2018, was promoted to move of its podcast division in March.

The company has struck numerous main podcasting offers in recent times together with a deal between Jonathan Glickman’s Glickmania and iHeartMedia for a slate of music-driven podcast, Ava DuVernay’s partnership with Spotify, a first-look cope with Warner Bros. for Mick Jagger’s Rainy Day Podcasts, a deal between Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Spotify and offers for Jamie Lee Curtis’ Comet Pictures and Paul Feig’s Powderkeg Media.

Last year, he advised Deadline that the expansion in podcasting that he’s seen over the previous few years is “extraordinary.” “There was a real inflection point about two years ago and I think we’re hitting another inflection point right now.”

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