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RESONATE Online Workshops bring the insightfulness and quality of our in person festival sessions to your computer. This spring, log on to hear skilled producers share the lessons that make their work shine.  

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WEbinar: Thursday, April 25 at 3pm PT / 6pm ET

SOUndPath Presents

How to Sell, Write and Produce your Audio Fiction Series 

In the last decade, audio fiction has emerged as an accessible and groundbreaking form of commercial entertainment. This webinar from the award-winning audio fiction creator Asa Merritt will give you the professional and creative tools you need to break into this exciting field.

This webinar is free. Please RSVP. 
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This webinar will best serve non-fiction audio storytellers looking to try their hand at fiction, as well as experienced independent audio fiction creators considering pursuing projects in the commercial space.

About this webinar

  • Thursday, April 25th, 2024.
  • 3pm PT / 6pm ET
  • 45 mins
  • Free from Resonate
  • This webinar is recorded and made available to all within a week of the recording.
This webinar will evenly divide its time between the three main stages of commercial audio fiction making: selling, writing and producing. 
Using his Audie-nominated, Best of Audible 2023, 12-episode series Six Sermons as a case study, Asa will walk you through each phase. 

You’ll leave the webinar with copies of his pitch document, pilot episode script, and production deck. 

At the end there will be a brief Q + A.

Key Takeaways

  • With the support of big companies like Audible and Spotify, audio fiction is receiving unprecedented resources.
  • Writing audio fiction combines writing for the ear with TV series plotting. 
  • Producing audio fiction is closer to producing a movie than a podcast. 

Asa Merritt

A former international reporter for NPR, VICE Sports, The Guardian, and ESPN's 30 for 30 podcast, Asa brings a compassionate documentary eye to ambitious fictional projects. His 12-episode audio fiction series, SIX SERMONS, starring Stephanie Hsu and directed by Sarah Benson, made Audible's Best of 2023 list, was nominated for an Audie, and is currently being considered for TV adaptation. He currently has other projects in development with Topic Studios and Fresh Produce Media. Asa's one-woman play about mass movements, True Believer, had a sold-out run in New York City. To research that piece, Asa traveled to Cairo to meet with underground performers who helped ignite the Arab Spring. Other theater credits include collaborations with La Mama, CenterStage, TheaterLab, Space on White and Mixed Magic Theater. Asa studied acting and dance at the Moscow Theater Arts School in Russia, and dramatic writing at Columbia University. He is currently enrolled in a masters screenwriting program taught at Facultad de Cine in Mexico City, where he lives with his family.
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