As Canada’s Wattpad Books buys a ‘lockdown romance’ for 2022, Constantin Film acquires a Wattpad story with more than 80 million reads.
The Australian author-illustrator team behind the ‘Real Pigeons’ books – Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood – are headed into film development with Nickelodeon.
Coronavirus Updates: The typically arresting literature-debate show ‘Canada Reads’ now has new pandemic-era dates, and a strong lineup of five books.
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.
London’s CAMEO Awards hail collaborations in Brexitian Britain’s creative industries, honoring book adaptations to film, television, stage, and audio.
The 2020 edition of the ‘Canada Reads’ literary debate show rolls out a roster of five titles, each turning on contemporary social and/or political issues.
This year’s public-facing London Book and Screen Week emphasizes television–and some cookery–with a ‘Doctor Who’ evening and a chat on politics.
As streaming entertainment makes ‘all content global,’ says Wattpad’s Aron Levitz, the most successful studios will listen to their audiences.
Toronto-based Wattpad announces another international content development deal for Asian markets, and Sweden’s Bonnier has a film option for ‘Spotify Untold.’