If you clicked this link looking for an inside scoop on Parcast, exciting news, interesting facts, and teasers about our upcoming developments, you’ve come to the right place.
Did you know...
1. We have enough serial killers mapped out to run our same-titled show every Monday for at least five years. That’s approximately 260 more Mondays and episodes for you to enjoy.
2. Most of our writers were trained at USC's School of Cinematic Arts, whose prestigious screenwriting program accepts a smaller percentage of applicants than Harvard Law. It is the oldest and largest film school in the United States and ranks as one of the best in the world. Do we hear a hot damn? Talk about the cream of the crop.
In true Hollywood fashion, our writers come to us through networking and referrals. When they aren’t writing episode scripts for us, they’re writing them for feature films, television pilots, web series and plays.
3. Most of our voice actors trained with Gary Austin, an improvisational theatre teacher, writer and director. He founded the Groundlings and is the late husband of Wenndy MacKenzie, one of our beloved Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories show hosts.
Based in Los Angeles, California, the Groundlings’ improvisational and sketch comedy troupe has trained numerous notable performers under Gary Austin’s direction, including SNL’s Phil Hartman, Laraine Newman, and Paul Reubens. You may also recognize the names of these famous alumni: Lisa Kudrow, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Falon, Melissa McCarthy, Tyra Banks, Mariska Hargitay and Robert David Hall. It’s no small potatoes.
4. We're currently developing three completely original audio dramas. One is a serialized sci-fi thriller, another is a children’s show and the third is a top secret project that we swear is totally real, but our lips are sealed...for now.
5. We're moving our studios next month. Our new location will provide us with more soundproof recording space and windows. Maybe we'll even get some nice office plants to go along with our favorite posters from the movies Psycho, Phantom of the Opera, and Back to The Future Part II. Cheers to moving up in the world!
6. We're already doing research for episodes on Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories that are scheduled to air in November. Depending on the research team and the writer, it can take 1-4 months to research, write and rewrite a single episode. It only takes about a week to prep the voice actors and record, but then the episodes spend another 1-3 months with our sound designer for mixing and editing.
It’s as they say: haste makes waste. And that’s why we don’t procrastinate here at Parcast.