German-language users spend an average 10 million minutes on Wattpad daily. That may soon pay off for both the platform in Toronto and for Munich’s Bavaria Fiction in a new partnership.
The winners of the annual Wattys competition at Wattpad may get the best prize of all: a chance to work on film, television, book and/or digital video development of their stories.
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.
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.
With more than 905,000 reads at Wattpad to date, the first installment of author Kara Barbieri’s ‘Permafrost’ trilogy has a January release date, potentially the next platform-born Big Five YA bestseller.
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.
The platform’s community, according to media information, grew in 2017 by more than 40 percent and now draws more than 65 million users monthly to its system, which supports more than 50 languages.
Wattpad’s data team reveals 2017’s most popular topics for fan fiction and original writing among the platform’s young adult Millennial and Gen Z readers.
Anna Todd, whose ‘After’ series has more than 1.5 billion reads, follows Simon & Schuster contracts with an indie series selling fast into world markets.