The Siegfried & Roy original podcast from Apple TV+ presents the first, compelling in-depth podcast series about Siegfried & Roy, the most famous, controversial magicians in history, who were widely misunderstood, frequently satirized and feverishly criticized, hosted by veteran investigative journalist and Emmy®-winning filmmaker Steven Leckart. The podcast goes behind the velvet curtain to examine the pop culture icons, lionized by a global fan base for more than 40 years, to deconstruct the illusions they created, the empire they constructed, and the story behind what really happened on the night that a tiger attack ended their reign. The podcast is executive produced by Will Malnati of award-winning podcast production company AT WILL MEDIA, and Leckart.
Tribeca will present an exclusive preview of the podcast, followed by a conversation with the creative team.
Steven Leckart is an Emmy®-winning writer, director, and investigative journalist. His directorial debut is CHALLENGER: THE FINAL FLIGHT, a four-part docuseries he developed, produced, and co-directed for Netflix. His other film credits include writing and co-executive producing INSIDE BILL’S BRAIN: DECODING BILL GATES, a three-part docuseries for Netflix. He also wrote WHAT’S MY NAME | MUHAMMAD ALI, a two-part documentary for HBO that won a Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Long Sports Documentary.
Will started his creative career at Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's production company Live Planet before going on to build famed hospitality brand TORO, which earned him a spot on both Forbes' and Zagat's 30 under 30 lists. Malnati serves as Founder & CEO of AT WILL MEDIA, where he oversees a mission to create exceptional media that reaches audiences at every level. He has created strategic partnerships with industry leaders like Amazon, Apple TV+, Netflix, Audible, Spotify, and the New York Times. Will is a graduate of Cornell University and guest lecturer at USC's School of Dramatic Arts.