Co-founder Dan Le Batard indicated a possible partnership on his ‘South Beach Sessions’ podcast on Wednesday morning. Meadowlark Media may soon add another big name from Hollywood to its roster: multitenant Adam McKay. Adam McKay was a guest on Meadowlark co-founder Dan Le Batard’s South Beach Sessions podcast on Wednesday morning, and Le Batard suggested that the two work together in the future.
Meadowlark declined to comment on whether Adam McKay would work with the company, but an industry source told The Hollywood Reporter that the two are in talks to formalize the relationship. “I don’t think we’re violating anything when I say that Adam McKay
and I are thrilled to just do stuff together in the future,” Le Batard said on the podcast. “He has been a very supportive friend. I am touched and honored that he is doing anything with us.”
Meadowlark, founded by Le Batard and former ESPN president John Skipper, has turned to Hollywood as it speeds up the development of their content. Its first project is a podcast hosted by Hank Azaria’s fictional sportscaster Jim Brockmeyer, and the company recently announced advisory deals with producer Michael Schur (The Office, Parks & Recreation, The Good Place) and former ESR host Jamley Hill Has.
It’s unclear what McClay will have with McDuck, but the role of a mentor similar to the ones with Hill and Shur seems to be the most likely path forward, his film deal with Paramount and the TV deal at HBO. “Officially, I can now announce it to the world. He is the junior advisor to Ham’s senior advisor at Meadowlark Media. It’s the official title. Lawyers have written it,” Le Bakar mocked McKay’s role. “Junior advisor to Hack’s senior advisor,” Adam McKay replied.