Sony Pictures Television Inks First-Look Deal for Wattpad Stories

Published on Apr 17, 2019

Sony Pictures Television will comb through Wattpad’s 500 million stories for the next potential breakout entertainment property.

Spt entered into a co-production deal with Wattpad for original TV programming, giving Sony a first look at new Wattpad stories. The companies plan to work together to identify and develop popular stories shared on Wattpad platform. The deal, announced Wednesday, will be overseen by Eric Lehrman, Wattpad’s head of content development and production.

According to Wattpad, 70 million monthly users engage with stories across all genres — generating billions of data points daily about fan interactions. Wattpad has created what it calls Story

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Author: Todd Spangler