Signaling it plans to step up efforts to adapt its podcast intellectual property, Audacy’s Cadence13 has hired a veteran Hollywood executive to oversee IP adaptation strategy across its original content divisions. Patton Valentine will work to find new outlets for podcasts produced by the C13Originals documentary studio and the podcast movie studio C13Features.
Valentine joins Cadence13 from Ley Line Entertainment, where he served as Head of Television, spearheading the launch of Ley Line's television arm and overseeing its television business, including projects set up at A&E Studios, EOne, UCP, and Warner Brothers, among others still in the works. Prior to Ley Line, Valentine had executive stints at Davis Entertainment, Lionsgate Television, and was a part of the executive team that launched the EPiX network.
“Cadence13 has consistently separated itself as a premium, industry leader in this new golden era of audio-driven storytelling with innovative content that cuts through the clutter and into the cultural mainstream," said Valentine in a statement. “I am thrilled to join this exceptional team and bring its treasure trove of original stories and extraordinary characters to the brightest talent in film and television.”
Cadence13 says it has “ambitious plans” for adapting its audio documentary and scripted storytelling IP into the world of film and television, with many projects already in the works. It points to several shows as being ready-built for adaptation including C13 Originals Root of Evil, Gangster Capitalism, and Gone South among others.
It also points to shows created by C13Features, the “podcast movie studio” that has created feature-length podcast “movies” such as Treat, a supernatural Halloween thriller starring Kiernan Shipka, and Ghostwriter, a suspenseful psychological thriller starring Kate Mara and Adam Scott.
“One of our early strategic goals at Cadence13, beyond building a highly successful podcast network with a wide range of content, was to create a best in class, in-house studio focused on original storytelling at its best,” said Chief Content Officer Chris Corcoran. “Now that we've built these two flourishing original studios, and created a number of hits where the studio and franchise brands are resonating as much as the stories, we're excited to welcome Patton into the C13 family and accelerate the expansion of these compelling stories to the screen."