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Audible Strikes Deal with Laura Dern and Jayme Lemons’ Jaywalker Pictures

Producing partners Jayme Lemons and Laura Dern smile for the camera, their heads close together. The photo is cropped close so we see their heads and shoulders and some blurred trees in the background.

Audible today announced a multi-project development and first look deal with Laura Dern and Jayme Lemons through their Jaywalker Pictures banner. Award-winning producer, actor, and activist, Laura Dern and producing partner Jayme Lemons are set to executive produce projects developed under this deal. Jason Weinberg and Steven Nossokoff of Untitled Entertainment are also set to executive produce alongside Dern and Lemons.

Since founding our company, Jaywalker Pictures, we have focused on giving incredible storytellers avenues to share their talents. We couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with Audible to continue that mission and look forward to bringing a diverse slate of content to the remarkable service Zola and company have created.
Laura Dern and Jayme Lemons

“Through this latest collaboration with Jaywalker Pictures, Audible continues to double down on its commitment to spotlight extraordinary female storytellers. Laura is a fearless and profoundly gifted performer and creator—an artist with an astonishing and unparalleled way of expressing her point of view and telling unforgettable stories,” said Zola Mashariki, Head of Audible Studios. “We are thrilled to embark on this creative journey with Laura and Jayme and look forward to bringing their work to Audible’s vast audience of insatiable listeners.”

Projects produced under this new deal will join a series of best-in-class Audible Originals including the forthcoming unscripted podcast My Body, My Podcast from Elizabeth Banks, which explores the female experience; and recent releases like A Total Switch Show, created in collaboration with Team Coco and performed by real life mother daughter duo Zoey Deutch and Lea Thompson; Sheryl Crow Words + Music, showcasing Crow’s potent talent and the complex inner workings of her most beloved tracks; Force of Beauty, the story of three generations of Black women, one extraordinary friendship, and a not-often recalled history of the city that made them; Alanis Morissette Words + Music which unpacks a lifetime of Alanis’ self-discovery as an artist, celebrity, and woman; Letters from Camp, produced and performed by Jamie Lee Curtis; Billie Was a Black Woman, a four-part podcast series that refracts Black womanhood through the prism of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday; and many more. This deal follows Audible’s recently announced production and development deals with top industry creatives such as Topic Studios, Treefort Media, Team Coco, Steph Curry’s Unanimous Media, Kevin Hart’s HartBeat Productions, Charlamagne tha God’s CTHA World Productions, and The SpringHill Company, founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter.

ABOUT JAYWALKER PICTURES

Jaywalker Pictures is a Los Angeles-based production company formed by partners Laura Dern and Jayme Lemons in 2017. Jaywalker’s production slate seeks to emphasize great storytelling spanning an array of media platforms. Most recently, Jaywalker has produced the feature documentary, “The Way I See It,” for Focus Features and MSNBC Films, directed by Dawn Porter. Jaywalker also served as executive producers on the Academy Award winning animated short film “If Anything Happens I Love You.”

Upcoming, Jaywalker Pictures will produce “The Dolls," a limited series in which Dern is set to star alongside Issa Rae; an hour-long series based on the book “Mr. and Mrs. American Pie,” developed in partnership with Tate Taylor, who will direct; and a drama produced in partnership with Alex Gibney. Prior to forming Jaywalker Pictures, Dern and Lemons served as producers on the critically-acclaimed HBO series, "Enlightened," in which Dern also starred.

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