Wattpad, the online story-sharing community for up-and-coming writers and seasoned writers, has signed a "first-time" agreement with Sony Pictures Television to develop new projects based on its extensive catalog of downloaded stories , Wattpad.
With this new partnership, Wattpad will allow Sony to keep abreast of projects likely to make a good TV series. According to Wattpad, the two companies "will work together to identify and develop popular stories from downloading half a billion stories that have been shared on Wattpad", and Sony will have access to data from the efforts of Automatic learning of Wattpad, which will help him find himself around the world. site downloads, identify stories that have potential in other media formats.
Originally founded as a mobile reading platform, Wattpad is gradually being transformed into a user-generated content library, allowing authors to upload their own work and to create a library. to amass huge original work content. Earlier this year, he launched Wattpad Books, a dedicated book print that brings together the best works for publication in print.
The site has been working for years to develop a pipeline between its community of writers and Hollywood. Wattpad now says that nearly a thousand stories have been adapted in one form or another. The company signed an agreement in 2016 with NBCUniversal to develop such projects, similar to his business with the Syfy chain last year to develop a project based on one of the science fiction stories of the site, Expiration date. Wattpad also worked with Sony before this new deal, when he bought the rights adapt a series called Death is my best friend of the writer Katarina E. Tonks.