Corporation for Independent Media
CIM: an award-winning transatlantic organization producing audio documentaries, dramas, and podcasts.
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an award-winning transatlantic organization producing audio documentaries, dramas, and podcasts.


Corporation for Independent Media


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Corporation for Independent Media, or CIM, is an award-winning transatlantic audio production company based in New York City. Established in 2004 by Judith Kampfner, it is a registered supplier of long-form documentaries, talks and dramas to all BBC radio networks.

On February 3rd: Judith and co-director Steve Bond are one of three finalists in the Best Director category at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.

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We recently won a gold and 2 silver prizes at the New York International Festivals awards. The gold for best audio drama was for The Hours, by Michael Cunningham and adapted by Frances Byrnes. The Hours has been published by Penguin Audio and is also available on Audible and Audible UK.

Listen to Michael Cunningham talk about The Hours on Soundcloud.

Lou Reed, 1972. Copyright Mick Rock.

Lou Reed, 1972. Copyright Mick Rock.

CIM is mixing an hour long show about Lou Reed for BBC Radio 4 for March 2nd. Interviewees include Garland Jeffreys, Mick Rock, Anne Waldman, Sylvia Morales Reed, Anthony De Curtis, Michael Dorf, Jonathan Hiam of the New York Public Library for Performing Arts (which is about to unveil the Lou Reed archive), and Suzanne Vega. Suzanne will host the program. 


Corporation for Independent Media has a long history of making audio shows and consulting for networks and companies across America and Australia.

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Damian Lewis, Cambridge Jones  Talking Pictures  exhibition.

Damian Lewis, Cambridge Jones Talking Pictures exhibition.

Our work outside the world of radio is steadily growing. We have produced and contributed to audio tours, books and podcasts.

Clients include: Slate, NPR's We Live Here, the Guggenheim museum, the Welsh Government’s Cambridge Jones Talking Pictures photography exhibition which toured the UK and America, the University of Edinburgh and iAdverti Audio.

We have worked with renowned actors, writers, artists, musicians and sound designers. Here is a link to our People page.