Corporation for Independent Media
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.
Walking The Wild Mind for BBC Radio 4: A documentary about Lou Reed airs on his birthday, March 2nd. It is presented by Suzanne Vega. Speaking in the show are: photographer Mick Rock, poet Anne Waldman, Sylvia Morales Reed, biographer Anthony De Curtis, music entrepreneur Michael Dorf, musician Garland Jeffreys and Jonathan Hiam of the New York Public Library for Performing Arts (which is about to unveil the Lou Reed archive).
And…breaking news! This show ends with an amazing scoop - we play an excerpt of the first ever recording of Lou Reed singing “I'm Waiting For The Man” in 1965. It was on a reel-to-reel tape in a sealed package that has only just been opened! He made it to send to himself to ensure copyright.
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.
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.
Corporation for Independent Media has a long history of making audio shows and consulting for networks and companies across America and Australia.
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.