As streaming entertainment makes ‘all content global,’ says Wattpad’s Aron Levitz, the most successful studios will listen to their audiences.
After gathering new funding, Wattpad announces expanded efforts in development of film and digital content in Southeast Asian markets. Dexter Ong of 21st Century Fox Asia is tapped to lead from Hong Kong.
‘You’ve been matched with a very reckless god. It’s Cupid, himself. And he’s coming for you.’ Wattpad releases its first screen project of 2018.
Dealing in the ‘atomic unit’ — story — Wattpad Studios’ Aron Levitz is ready to ‘give Hollywood the best focus group it never had.’
The two platforms brought together by South Korea’s Naver have begun early development on a trio of properties.
As president of the combined Wattpad Webtoon Studios division, Levitz says the hurdle now is getting more content to more screens faster.
Wattpad Studios’ screen development portfolio adds France’s Lagardère Studios, a sister company to Hachette Livre.
The co-founder and CEO of Wattpad hands off to Jeanne Lam in a ‘final curtain call’ he says is not ‘The End.’
The merged Canadian and Korean platforms are expected to generate 12 graphic novels per year in the Webtoon Unscrolled imprint.
Naver’s US$600 million acquisition of Wattpad is completed as potential competition arrives from Amazon’s new Kindle Vella and Seoul’s Kakao.