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Artists First Signs Nancy Moscatiello, Investigative Journalist Behind Hit Podcast ‘Scamanda’

EXCLUSIVE: Artists First has signed Nancy Moscatiello, the investigative journalist and Emmy-nominated producer whose most recent investigation spurred the hit podcast Scamanda, for which she was creator and EP. Going forward, the management and production company will look for opportunities to help her translate stories, old and new, for film and TV, while supporting her other endeavors.

Topping Apple’s podcast charts upon its release last year, Scamanda was more recently nominated for both Podcast of the Year and Best Crime Podcast at the iHeart Podcast awards. For the series, she spent years documenting and investigating blogger Amanda Riley’s inconsistent stories surrounding her cancer journey, working to uncover the truth. Currently, the project is in development both as a documentary and a scripted limited series with Lionsgate.

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Specializing in true crime over the last three decades, Moscatiello previously garnered two Daytime Emmy nominations as a supervising producer for Crime Watch Daily, managing the newsroom and production of hundreds of crime stories for the series. She began her career at the nationally syndicated television show Hard Copy, where she covered breaking stories involving O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, and the Menedez Brothers, among others.

Other notable clients of Artists First include Martin Lawrence, Awkwafina, Kenya Barris, Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Judy Greer, Niecy Nash, Will Arnett, Ike Barinholtz, Paul Walter Hauser, Kate McKinnon, Michael Showalter, Jon M. Chu, Lior Raz, Mitch Hurwitz and Cristela Alonzo, to name a few. Productions include Central Intelligence, Like a Boss, Keanu, Black-ish, Mixed-ish, Grown-ish, The Last O.G., Hit and Run, and Reno 911!.

Earlier this month, the company promoted Cait Ferreira to Manager and brought in Amalea Chininis for the same role.

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