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Boost your application to the Wattpad initiative and gain some valuable industry insight, with this webinar featuring Wattpad’s key decision-makers:

  • Aron Levitz – General Manager, Wattpad Studios
  • Dexter Ong – Head of Asia – Wattpad Studios
  • Eric Lehrman – Head of Content Develoment and Production

In an Australian-first partnership that was announced in June this year, the Wattpad initiative invites Queensland film practitioners to pitch creative adaptation ideas for two Wattpad original young adult titles. SQ will invest up to $50,000 in two selected pitches, for a 12-month development phase and production of proof-of-concept scenes or short films.

The Wattpad original titles are The Bro Code (21.1 million reads) by Elizabeth A. Seibert (@joecool123), which was published by Wattpad Books and How To Lose Weight and Survive The Apocalypse (62,000 reads) by Australian Kate J. Squires (@Blondeanddangerous).

Wattpad’s vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Wattpad’s flagship app is the world’s leading social storytelling platform, home to a community of more than 80 million people who spend over 23 billion minutes a month engaged in original stories. Wattpad’s Story DNA Machine Learning technology allows the company to discover stand-out stories among the nearly one billion uploads that have been written on the platform. Wattpad Studios and Wattpad Books are transforming entertainment and publishing, using data-backed insights to turn Wattpad stories into books, films and TV shows. Wattpad Brand Partnerships help brands build deep engagement with Gen Z consumers. In 2020, Wattpad was recognized as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. The company is proudly based in Toronto, Canada. Learn more at company.wattpad.com.