Blanchard House, the independent podcast company, has signed with WME.
Founded last year by a group of leading UK producers, Blanchard House is co-founded and led by CEO Kimberly Jung, Creative Director Rosie Pye and host Alex Wiltschko. The team is complemented by a group of 14 producers, journalists and presenters from the BBC and The Times of Londonas well as American columnist Joe Nocera, whose hit podcast The narrowing next door was adapted into an Apple TV+ miniseries starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd.
In March, Laurence Grissell, Producer in the BBC’s Documentary Unit, will join the company as Content Manager. Past shows include The California Century, with Stanley Tucci, and wireless nights, hosted by musician Jarvis Cocker. Grissell also won the Prix Italia and two Third Coast International Audio Festival awards in the 2010 and 2012 competitions.
The studio has yet to announce details of upcoming programming in development, but last November Blanchard House raised $1 million in seed funding to expand the business, which is focused on creating podcasts and entertainment. Original IPs.
The company continues to be represented by Scott Goldman of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz and William Schnoor of Goodwin Procter.