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.
As streaming entertainment makes ‘all content global,’ says Wattpad’s Aron Levitz, the most successful studios will listen to their audiences.
Announced at the 20th anniversary Asia TV Forum and Market, ‘Slow Dancing’ is the Wattpad-Mediacorp partnership’s first green-lighted production.
A novel about a young woman whose mother is deported from the United States has won Wattpad’s first ‘Top Award’ and a publication contract.
Literary Agent Jesseca Salky opens her own literary management company in New York, and Toronto’s Wattpad announces a deal with Wise in Rio.
Wattpad cites a 10-million-person rise in worldwide monthly active users. And Cengage faces another court challenge to its subscription model.
The latest stage in Wattpad’s rapid expansion, its own new line of books is to be published in the UK market by Penguin Random House UK.
In its arrangement with PRH India, Canada’s Wattpad will introduce some of the publisher’s writers to Wattpad readers, rather than generating content from the platform.