NPR has inked a deal with Bungalow | Storied Media Group to represent it for feature film and TV development, finance and distribution. The nonprofit is the latest media outlet to join up with Bungalow | SMG, which already reps the likes of the New York Times, 60 Minutes, Smithsonian Enterprises, New York Magazine, Emmis Publishing, the McClatchy Newspaper Group and The New Republic.
This marks the first time NPR has aligned itself with a rep in the Hollywood community which regularly mines magazine and newspaper stories. They will try to do the same with NPR’s archives to create films and TV series for global audiences.
For decades, NPR has been the place to go to listen to the best reporting, podcasts and stories in radio. As one the most trusted brands in America, we are confident NPR branded content will now also produce tremendous content for the big and small screen. We are excited to get started,” said SMG president Todd Hoffman.