Toronto-based Wattpad will retain its leadership team following its acquisition by South Korean tech company Naver, in a US$600 million cash and stock deal.
The Dutch author of Wattpad’s ’36 Questions (and lots of coffee)’ has seen her story picked up by NL Film and Wattpad Studios.
The Code 8 team at Collective Pictures is partnering with Wattpad to adapt story ‘Float’ by Kate Marchant, with more than 25 million reads, into film.
PRH Grupo Editorial gets translation rights to English-language titles from Wattpad Book, a world Spanish exclusive.
As Canada’s Wattpad Books buys a ‘lockdown romance’ for 2022, Constantin Film acquires a Wattpad story with more than 80 million reads.
Not a normal first-look deal, Wattpad announces a partnership with a state-owned film development company in Australia, Screen Queensland.
Taking a more aggressive stance in development of its properties, Wattpad Studios announces projects and writers for new film and television adaptations.
The Sony Pictures Television deal for Wattpad has two projects in development. And a stalwart of nonfiction, Simon & Schuster’s Alice Mayhew, is remembered.
Arabic-to-English translator Marilyn Booth tells us about the challenges and positive signals she sees for Arabic literature in translation to reach new readers.
Announced at the 20th anniversary Asia TV Forum and Market, ‘Slow Dancing’ is the Wattpad-Mediacorp partnership’s first green-lighted production.