First English and Spanish Language Podcasts Hosted by Lydia Cacho

Podcast to Become a Documentary Feature “Flowers of the Desert: Stories from The Red Note” in 2021

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 – CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One and Imperative Entertainment today premiere the first English and Spanish language podcasts, The Red Note and La Nota Roja, which is also set to be a documentary feature film. Both ten-episode podcast series are hosted by Lydia Cacho, called “perhaps Mexico’s most famous investigative journalist and women’s rights advocate” by Amnesty International and named an IPI World Press Freedom Hero for her work in defense of human rights across the globe. The Red Note examines the story of the Juarez femicides through the voices of investigators who tried to solve the mystery of these crimes, and the families of the victims, whose lives have been reshaped by this tragedy. Both podcast series debut September 22nd on all major podcast platforms. Westwood One partners with Imperative Entertainment to distribute, market, and monetize all their existing and forthcoming podcasts.

The podcast series is set to become a documentary feature film entitled “Flowers of the Desert: Stories from The Red Note” in 2021, directed by Estefania Bonilla Hernandez and produced by Imperative Entertainment and Blue Guitar.

About The Red Note and La Nota Roja:
Over the last 25 years, thousands of women have been viciously murdered or disappeared along the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The investigation into these crimes has revealed a systemic web of corruption, drug violence, sex trafficking, and unchecked globalization that authorities have tried desperately to hide. The Red Note examines the story of the Juarez femicides through the voices of investigators who attempted to solve the mystery of these crimes, and the families of the victims, whose lives have been reshaped by tragedy.

The Red Note and La Nota Roja are written and directed by Craig Whitney, with executive producers Jason Hoch and Lydia Cacho, lead producer Estefania Bonilla Hernandez and producers Laura Caulfield, Will Wallace and Craig Whitney.

The Red Note and La Nota Roja marks the eighth and ninth series from Imperative Entertainment’s podcast division. Podcast series include TRUE, In the Red Clay, The Syndicate, American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally, The Baron of Botox, Boomtown, and Gangster House.

About Imperative Entertainment
Founded in 2014, Imperative Entertainment is an innovative entertainment studio in Santa Monica, CA. With a keen eye for bold and powerful storytelling that captivates and excites audiences, Imperative Entertainment develops, produces, and finances original and branded entertainment with a focus on film, television, documentaries, and podcasts. The company is behind projects such as the Clint Eastwood film The Mule, Academy Award® nominated All the Money in the World, and the Academy Award® nominated and 2017 Palme d’Or ® winning film The Square by Ruben Ostlund. Imperative Entertainment is currently in production on Ostlund’s follow-up Triangle of Sadness and is also producing Killers Of The Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, and Westwood One Backstage. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.com.

Contacts
Karen Glover | Westwood One | kglover@westwoodone.com

Lewis Kay & Joanna Cichocki | Kovert Creative for Imperative Entertainment | Lewis@kovertcreative.com Joanna.Cichocki@kovertcreative.com