Kerning Cultures Network has signed with Creative Artists Agency, an entertainment and sports agency based in Los Angeles, marking the first time the talent agency signs a podcast network from the Middle East and North Africa.
Founded in 2015, Kerning Cultures produces immersive Arabic and English podcasts, reaching audiences across the Middle East and the U.S. One of the largest podcast networks in the region, the network’s shows include B’Hob (With Love), which was awarded Apple Podcasts’ 2020 Show of the Year in the Arab world, al empire, and its namesake podcast Kerning Cultures. The company has also collaborated with Gimlet, This American Life, Radiolab, and 99% Invisible, among others.
Kerning Cultures Network will work with CAA to find opportunities to adapt existing podcast IP for television, motion picture, and books, as well as breaking into global markets.
“As the first MENA podcast company to sign with the leading Hollywood talent agency, this marks a huge milestone for our industry. It signals an increased demand for Arab stories to be heard internationally, and, of course, is a testament to the quality of the storytelling that Kerning Cultures Network produces. We hope you’ll be seeing our stories on Netflix, Shahid, and Amazon soon,” said Hebah Fisher, co-founder and CEO, Kerning Cultures.