As Canada’s Wattpad Books buys a ‘lockdown romance’ for 2022, Constantin Film acquires a Wattpad story with more than 80 million reads.
During Cannes: Australia’s Screen Queensland Enters a New Wattpad Partnership
Not a normal first-look deal, Wattpad announces a partnership with a state-owned film development company in Australia, Screen Queensland.
Wattpad’s Verticalization: Now Making Its Own International Adaptations
Taking a more aggressive stance in development of its properties, Wattpad Studios announces projects and writers for new film and television adaptations.
Industry Notes: Sony Makes Wattpad Projects; Business Remembers Alice Mayhew
The Sony Pictures Television deal for Wattpad has two projects in development. And a stalwart of nonfiction, Simon & Schuster’s Alice Mayhew, is remembered.
Wattpad Studios’ Aron Levitz: Words to Screen in the Year Ahead
As streaming entertainment makes ‘all content global,’ says Wattpad’s Aron Levitz, the most successful studios will listen to their audiences.
Mediacorp Series Based on Wattpad’s ‘Slow Dancing’ Announced in Singapore
Announced at the 20th anniversary Asia TV Forum and Market, ‘Slow Dancing’ is the Wattpad-Mediacorp partnership’s first green-lighted production.
Books to Film: Sony Pictures Television Partners With Wattpad on Original Programming
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.
BookExpo Adds Screen Panel; Anna Todd’s ‘After’ to Star Telles, Tiffin
In Cannes, Voltage is handling world rights to the film adaptation of Anna Todd’s ‘After’ from Wattpad Studios. In New York, a newly announced panel with the Motion Picture Association and AAP looks at film collaborations.
Industry Notes: Ucross Foundation Honors Annie Proulx, Sony Options Katarina Tonks Book
The Ucross Foundation, best known for its 20,000-acre artists’ retreat ranch in Wyoming, honors Proulx. And Wattpad expands another its screen presence with a new film option from Sony Pictures Television.
Wattpad Studios Formalizes Asian Expansion, Placing Dexter Ong in Hong Kong
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.