Paradiso Media announces the launch of Podcast to Screen

The first online hub connecting audiovisual producers and podcasters.
Published on March 12, 2024

Paris, April 8th – will simplify the discovery process for audiovisual producers in search of newavailable IP from around the world to adapt to screen. A robust catalog featuring nearly 200 audio properties ripe for film and TV adaptation is already online. 

With the platform, Paradiso positions itself as a key facilitator for audiovisual adaptations from podcasts worldwide

Global podcast studio Paradiso Media, known for its award-winning multilingual audio storytelling, is launching “Podcast to Screen”, an online hub connecting the podcast and audiovisual industries. Funded by a grant from the European Commission and designed by French company Upian, this platform allows audiovisual professionals to discover curated podcast projects from all over the world. Leveraging cutting-edge search tools, the platform enables audiovisual producers to explore curated intellectual property and emerging creative voices. With access to comprehensive and exclusive project details (such as available rights, audience, pitch decks, transcripts, etc.), producers can make meaningful connections and informed decisions about which potential partners to engage with. 

Conversely, Podcast to Screen offers global podcast studios and independent podcasters unparalleled visibility and support. In addition to being featured on the platform, Podcast to Screen teams will offer services such as introductions, representation at audiovisual markets and festivals and deal negotiation support. This streamlined process empowers creators to focus on their craft, forging impactful connections and maximizing their creative potential.

A rich and diverse catalog of nearly 200 audio IPs ready for adaptation

At launch, Podcast to Screen primarily features available content from Paradiso Media and Binge Audio at various stages of development and release. The collection encompasses fiction, non-fiction, talk shows, and kids’ content.  Producers can review projects in different phases: development, production, release, or post-release. 

The platform is in the process of adding third party podcast IP, by invitation.

With Podcast to Screen, Paradiso Media opens an exciting chapter for the audiovisual industry, while strengthening its position as a Global IP Incubator

To date, Paradiso has had eleven of its podcasts optioned in France and the US for film, TV or book derivatives, with two films currently in production. Last year the banner teamed with Cinefrance, the studio behind Cannes’ Directors Fortnight title “Falcon Lake,” on the film adaptation of the podcast “En Tongs au pied de l’Himalaya” (“In Flip-Flops at the Base of the Himalayas”) about a mother’s journey when her 8-year-old son is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Written by John Wax and Marie-Odyle Weiss, the project marked the first feature film based on a podcast in France, the movie will be released in theaters in 2024.

Paradiso is also in production on an animated film adaptation of “Cornebidouille” in co-production with Folimage and L’école des loisirs. Based on Paradiso’s original podcast prequel to the beloved children’s book about a witch who preys on children who don’t eat their soup, the film is slated for release in 2024.
Paradiso’s English-language originals also continue to garner critical acclaim and industry notice. Free From Desire: Asexual in the City of Love, a memoir written and hosted by Aline Laurent-Mayard about growing up asexual in Paris, was awarded the Best Narrative Non-Fiction Audio Storytelling Award at the Tribeca Festival, a Gold Signal Award for Best Limited Series – DEI, and an Ambie Award nomination for Best Documentary. Its original fiction comedy Conference Call written, directed by and starring Jeff Ward (One Piece) and Gregory Stees with Emma Roberts (Scream Queens) and Elizabeth Henstridge (Suspicion), premiered at the Tribeca Festival and was released in August by leading podcast network Realm. CAA is representing both projects for derivative adaptations.