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Wattpad sets two adaptations as part of development fund

The film versions of What Happened That Night and The Hound are part of the new initiative, which sees Wattpad finance early development on select film and TV projects.

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‘There’s a moment of catharsis happening’: behind Wattpad’s usage surge

Wattpad Studios head Aron Levitz says the pandemic has triggered an “unprecedented time in development,” and studios across the world are taking note.

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Wattpad Studios unveils first European hire

Carla Zeller’s Paris-based role sees her focus on growing Wattpad’s existing European partnerships, as Muriel Rosilio joins the team on a permanent basis.

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Wattpad, Sony Pictures Television in development on two series

She’s With Me and The Last She mark the first projects to come out of a first-look deal Wattpad inked with the U.S. studio last year.

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How Wattpad is building an IP vault for the streaming wars

After successful adaptations of Light as a Feather and After, the story-sharing platform is delving further into the content space as competition between streamers intensifies.

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Deals: CBC, Guru, Wattpad

CBC picks up the rights to a U.K. comedy hit, Guru teams with Scholastic and U.S. prodco Picturestart options a YA story from Wattpad.

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Photo gallery: T.O. WebFest 2019

Executives like Aron Levitz, Gave Lindo and more came out to speak to attendees at the annual digital festival.

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Deals: Prospero, Scythia, Wattpad

Prospero signs a first-look deal with the Soska sisters, Sierra/Affinity boards Scythia Films’ Slash/Back, and more.

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Wattpad to expand footprint in India

In partnership with investment firm Times Bridge, the self-publishing platform aims to deepen its work with writers in the market.

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Wattpad adds director of content development and production

Lindsey Ramey joins the story platform’s L.A.-based studio, where she’ll work with creatives to turn Wattpad stories into film and TV projects.

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Hulu picks up Wattpad hit

The U.S. streamer has given a 10-episode order to the thriller Light as a Feather, with Wattpad’s Aron Levitz (pictured) and Eric Lehrman among the exec producers.

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Wattpad Studios eyes growth in Asia

After securing a $61 million investment from partners including China’s Tencent, the Toronto company’s Studios banner has appointed Dexter Ong to head up its new office.