EXCLUSIVE: Whalerock Industries, Lloyd Braun’s West Hollywood-based production and consulting company behind such unscripted series as Battlebots, Hyperdrive and Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness, is making a push into podcasting. The company has launched Echoverse, a first-of-its-kind podcast studio focusing on science fiction, supernatural, and fantasy audio experiences, headed by former Syfy executive Mark Stern.
The studio is funded by Whalerock, along with individual investors.
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“The sci-fi, supernatural, and fantasy genres represent a significant opportunity in the scripted podcasting market, and Mark Stern is the ideal executive to bring this vision to life.” said Anne-Marie O’Neill, CEO of Whalerock.
Stern was most recently president of Fearless Media Group, which he launched in 2018 as an extension of the work he began as the head of IM Global Television. Prior to that, Stern was president of original content at Syfy for 11 years, where he developed and