Wattpad Teams with Wise Entertainment for Portuguese-Language Content


Wattpad, in its first major development deal in Latin America, is joining forces with Wise Entertainment to develop Portuguese-language Wattpad stories as television series and films for audiences in Brazil.

Wise Entertainment, the independent studio behind the six-time Emmy-nominated series East Los High, will work with Wattpad to develop teen and YA projects for Brazilian viewers with local writers and producers. Together, the companies will work to bring new Brazillian voices to both local and international audiences.

Aron Levitz, head of Wattpad Studios, said: “Wattpad is where the world’s greatest emerging writers are creating life-changing stories. Every day, we see the creativity and passion of people finding their voice and building a global audience around it. This mix is exactly why studios are coming to Wattpad to find untold stories with built-in audiences. We’re thrilled to work with Wise Entertainment to bring some of Brazil’s most creative storytellers to screens everywhere.”

Mauricio Mota, co-president of Wise Entertainment, said: “At Wise Entertainment we are always looking for powerful stories from marginalized voices. Wattpad has a community of millions of young people who are sharing these diverse perspectives on a daily basis. Wattpad created an ecosystem that is both a storytelling community and a cultural compass for IPs and new voices. We can’t wait to work with them to bring exciting new stories to screens in Brazil and Brazilian stories in Portuguese to the world.”