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Hyphen Media a new, audio-first entertainment company launched on May 18th with the goal of telling stories by and about people of color. Founders Andrew Kuo and Kareem Rahma were previously producers on You People.
Hyphen Media is currently in production on fiction and non-fiction podcasts and they are working with creators behind television shows, including Abdullah Saeed, a Pakistani-American writer who starred and wrote on HBO’s comedy High Maintenance; Mamoudou N’Diaye, a Mauritanian-American Muslim writer and comedian who wrote for Netflix’s Space Force; and Korean-American writer Sarah Cho, who’s currently working on Hulu’s upcoming drama The Girl from Plainville.
“As podcasts continue to solidify their position as a go-to medium in entertainment, it’s imperative to amplify stories and voices that accurately reflect the diverse makeup of our country,” said Andrew Kuo, Co-founder and CEO, Hyphen Media. “We celebrate our differences and unique points of view to tell authentic stories that appeal to all audiences far and wide.”
“We’re excited to partner with incredible talent and bring their stories to life. We know this talent pool is deep and also eager for a home that will support their creativity,” said Kareem Rahma, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Hyphen Media. “Putting authentic voices at the helm of these podcasts is paramount to delivering entertaining stories and we look forward to using our storytelling to build community over time.”
Their website is currently blank, but you can follow them on Instagram @HyphenMedia.