SOURCE: PodShow, Inc.

August 24, 2006 15:57 ET

PodShow Premieres First Production From Its LA Studios With "Shadow Falls," the Spine-Tingling Suspense Drama That Is Redefining Audio Podcasts

Top Hollywood Talent Combines Chilling Suspense and Drama and an Explosive Story Line With the Highest Production Quality in Podcasting

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 24, 2006 -- PodShow, Inc., the world's premier network in independently produced media, announced today the debut of its first in-house production... "Shadow Falls," produced in Hollywood, by PodShowLA. This breakthrough episodic podcast features top voice talent from Hollywood and the highest production quality studio and effects production. The show's innovative format is a fully immersive and addictive dramatic mystery series, incorporating audio podcasts, short-form video, character diaries and media contributions from the show's audience. "Shadow Falls" is produced by Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff of the popular PodShow podcast "Pacific Coast Hellway" and PodShow founders, Ron Bloom and Adam Curry.

"'Shadow Falls' combines the traditional craft of compelling storytelling with today's top tier audio production technology and enhances it all with audience interaction and contribution to the content," said Adam Curry, PodShow Cofounder and President, and host of the "Daily Source Code." "The voice talent involved would normally be found in the top sets in Hollywood, and their combined skill enables the story to come alive in a manner that is almost indescribable."

"With 'Shadow Falls,' we're really pushing the creative envelope for the show itself, and at the same time, showcasing the podcast genre for writers, actors and producers who have been limited by the Hollywood machine," said PodShow cofounder and CEO, Ron Bloom. "As the show evolves, you will begin to see a powerful evolution of sub-plots, music, characters and narrative segues that involve the audience as well. This first PodShowLA production has been so well received that we are getting more inquiries from top Hollywood talent... and I think they are going to shake things up in podcasting."

Fans can find "Shadow Falls" on PodShow's www.podshow.com and are able to download and enjoy all the episodes in this podcast, free of charge. To learn more about this show and interact with fans of this show and others, visit their show sites on www.podshow.com and add the shows to your personal collection.

About PodShowLA

Opened in early 2006, PodShow LA is a production arm of PodShow, Inc., based in Hollywood, California. PodShowLA is currently developing original audio and video productions to be released and promoted to an audience of millions through PodShow+ and all of PodShow's leading directories and communities, as well as PodShow's media distribution partners. For inquiries and to submit demos please email us at contactus@podshowLA.com, or call our PodShow LA submissions office at 818-300-5907.

About "Shadow Falls"

Podcasting's first professionally produced immersive dramatic series featuring top Hollywood voice talent, "Shadow Falls" tells the eerie tale of a remote Northeastern town that holds secrets some will kill to protect and others will die to expose. Settled 400 years ago by the survivors of a mysterious tragedy, the people of "Shadow Falls" have become pawns being used by two supernatural forces seeking to win a war older than time itself, a war which the prescient believe could trigger the Battle of Armageddon, and wipe out humanity as we know it. For more information, go to www.shadowfalls.podshow.com.

About PodShow+

PodShow+ is the world's first true social media network, created to enable audiences to discover, download, share millions of hours of podcasts, new music and other killer content, while offering producers the opportunity to create content, build and interact with a loyal audience at the same time. PodShow+ provides single-click access to a world of programming, a fully interactive program guide, and the ability for users to create and share their own content and channels. PodShow+ incorporates the best of PodShow's family of leading directories, destinations and communities, providing the platform for social media of all types -- video, animation, music, blogs -- to proliferate, mingle, mix and mash. PodShow+ can be found at www.podshow.com.

About PodShow, Inc.

The PodShow Podcast Network is the premier network in podcasting, assembling the leading communities in podcasting, as well as a host of the most popular personalities and shows. PodShow also offers professional production and directory services to major media companies and traditional businesses. PodShowPDN is the first high-performance content delivery network meeting the specific needs of podcasting, delivering a comprehensive creation, production, delivery and monetization solution for independent podcasters and mainstream media companies. PodShow+ makes independently produced media more accessible to an audience of millions, provides resources for podcast producers, and enables marketers to take part in the podcast explosion. The company has greatly simplified the production experience for artists and listeners around the world. PodShow is a privately held company, backed by leading venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital and Sherpalo Ventures. For more, visit: http://www.podshow.com, and for all queries visit: http://www.podshow.com/terms/contactus.php.

PodShow, PodShow+, PodShowPro, Podsafe Music and PodShowPDN are trademarks of PodShow, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

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