Toronto-based Wattpad announces another international content development deal for Asian markets, and Sweden’s Bonnier has a film option for ‘Spotify Untold.’
Wattpad cites a 10-million-person rise in worldwide monthly active users. And Cengage faces another court challenge to its subscription model.
The latest stage in Wattpad’s rapid expansion, its own new line of books is to be published in the UK market by Penguin Random House UK.
In its arrangement with PRH India, Canada’s Wattpad will introduce some of the publisher’s writers to Wattpad readers, rather than generating content from the platform.
Wattpad Studios in Canada announce another major partnership in their European expansion, signing Mediaset in Italy to the list of production partners.
The 18-year-old Amsterdam-based production house NL Film is the latest to form a new partnership in Europe with Wattpad Studios for the development of platform-sourced writings for screens.
As the 10th Watty Awards open for submissions today (June 4), winners have chances to be paid, published, and developed for screens.
Wattpad Studios’ screen development portfolio adds France’s Lagardère Studios, a sister company to Hachette Livre.
Amid Wattpad’s April shower of deal announcements, Singapore’s Mediacorp signs on for screen development, and the Philippines’ Andrea Pasion-Flores talks about Anvil’s new co-produced imprint.
Brokered by UTA’s ‘Emerging Platforms’ division, a new first-look co-production deal with Sony boosts Wattpad onto a new level of screen development.