Ava DuVernay just keeps that train rolling! The esteemed filmmaker has partnered with Spotify to produce scripted and unscripted podcasts for their global platform.
Spotify has announced that it has a multi-year partnership with DuVernay and her ARRAY production company and will bring important stories to a different format: audio.
“Recognizing the undeniable power of voice and sound, I’m thrilled to extend ARRAY’s storytelling into the realm of podcasts,” DuVernay said in a written statement. “The opportunity to work with Lydia Polgreen and her passionate team drew us to Spotify as a home for our audio narratives, and we couldn’t be more excited to begin this new creative journey.”
Under this exclusive partnership, ARRAY is expected to bring fresh, new stories to the 144 million Premium subscribers on the Spotify platform. The episodes will also be available to more than 320 million monthly active users around the world, amplifying a variety of voices and perspectives through podcasting.
“Spotify’s partnership with ARRAY continues our commitment to bringing the world’s most powerful and creative voices into podcasting,” says Spotify Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer Dawn Ostroff. “Ava DuVernay and her team at ARRAY will offer a singular perspective on audio storytelling. We look forward to Spotify listeners hearing from the exceptional creators that she will be elevating by leveraging our global platform.”
DuVernay and her ARRAY team will partner with Spotify’s Gimlet studio on a number of scripted and unscripted narrative podcasts that will be overseen by ARRAY Filmworks President Sarah Bremner.
“Ava DuVernay and her team at ARRAY are at the forefront of telling powerful stories about the most pressing issues of our time,” says Lydia Polgreen, managing director of Gimlet. “We’re so excited to bring their passion for lifting up forgotten and neglected voices to life in audio.”