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Audible to launch a creative’s content development retreat as part of Audiocraft

Audible is launching its very first Original Content Development Retreat this year as part of the Audiocraft Festival. The retreat is designed for mid-career to veteran storytellers, but is open to all creatives including writers, radio producers, podcasters and filmmakers.


The announcement:

AUDIOCRAFT PODCAST FESTIVAL 2018

After a sold-out run in its first two years, Australia’s leading podcast event returns June 1-3. The Audiocraft Festival is an unmissable day connecting podcast creators and fans alike. Today, Audiocraft announces their first lineup, featuring industry heavyweights including:

  • Audible’s Jesse Baker (Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel), Collin Campbell (Sincerely, X & Ponzi Supernova) and Eric Nuzum (The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson).
  • Eleanor McDowall (Falling Tree Productions, BBC Radio 4’s Short Cuts and Radio Atlas).
  • Robert Smith (NPR’s Planet Money), Helen Zaltzman (Radiotopia’s The Allusionist), Beverley Wang (ABC RN’s It’s Not A Race and Stop
  • Everything!), ABC’s Joel Werner and more. Learn more about the speakers and lineup here.

Audiocraft is also excited to launch an exclusive Original Content Development Retreat in collaboration with their lead sponsor Audible.com.au. A select group of mid-career creatives will have the opportunity to work with Audible’s Jesse Baker, Eric Nuzum and Collin Campbell, and Audiocraft’s Jess Bineth and Kate Montague, to refine their idea and dream up the next big hit at Sydney’s Q Station on June 6-7. Applications are now open and close April 29th. For more details and to apply, head to: http://adbl.co/ContentDevelopmentRetreat

Commenting on the initiative, Matthew Gain, Head of Audible APAC, says: “The Content Development Retreat underpins Audible’s commitment to supporting Australian creators and nurturing great local content. It is our hope that this program will be a platform for us to commission work for Audible’s global service.”

Audiocraft’s director Kate Montague says, “This is a fantastic opportunity for storytellers from all fields – be it film, TV, print, or new media – to make the leap into audio and workshop their ideas. We want to create a space for ideas that push the form and raise the bar sky-high for Australian audio.”

The Audiocraft Festival kicks off June 1 with a live event featuring Radio Atlas, followed by a full-day conference, and workshops for producers of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. This is a great opportunity to draw fresh inspiration, boost audio skills, and connect with makers, listeners and potential collaborators. Tickets to the event are on sale now

More information about the Audiocraft Festival and Original Content Development Retreat at audiocraft.com.au.

Source: Audiocraft press release

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