Head of Wattpad Studios keynotes at Drama Summit

With self-publishing platforms now creating a new generation of authors and fresh IP to turn into drama, Aron Levitz, head of Wattpad Studios shares the vision of one of the world’s most successful next gen content businesses and explains how drama producers can work with the platform.

How can television studios and producers embrace audiences and leverage data to make smarter bets? Today’s content development decisions have a better chance at success when based on hard data and community engagement.

Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company, is home to over 375 million unique story uploads and represents more than 150 talented writers. How can the television business discover content through new streams and bring vibrant stories that will resonate with audiences?

AronHead of Wattpad Studios, Aron Levitz will be at Content London to explain the shift in content development and discuss best practices for sourcing IP, while highlighting some of Wattpad stories that you’ll soon see on movie and TV screens.

As head of Wattpad Studios, Aron Levitz connects the entertainment and publishing industries with new voices and original content created by Wattpad Stars, the biggest influencers on the platform.

Leveraging data and community insights, he works with the industry to coproduce Wattpad stories for film, television, print and digital formats.

Previously, as head of business development, he helped establish the company’s monetisation strategy and launched Wattpad Brand Stories, a native advertising solution. He was also instrumental in launching the Wattpad Stars programme that gives top influencers access to a variety of opportunities.

Throughout his career, Aron has connected the entertainment industry with emerging technology and mobile platforms. As senior director of Strategic Alliances at Xtreme Labs, Aron developed business and mobile strategies for the world’s top media brands, including MTV.

Prior to Xtreme Labs, he was director of entertainment and global content acquisition at BlackBerry, where he worked with artists and other talent, as well as launched innovative music, movie, TV and gaming services.

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Other confirmed speakers at Content London are:


Piv Bernth
Head of drama
DR
Beth Willis
Head of drama
Channel 4
Piers Wenger
Controller of drama
BBC
Wayne Garvie
Chief creative officer, international production
Sony Pictures Television
Rachel Nelson
Director of original content
Corus Entertainment
Antony Root
Executive vice president of original programming and production
HBO Europe
Katie O’Connell Marsh
CEO
Platform One Media
Georgia Brown
Director of original television for Europe
Amazon
Nick Marston
CEO and executive producer
Cuba Pictures
Fanny Rondeau
Director of fiction
France 2
Anna Croneman
Head of drama
SVT Sweden
Steve November
Creative director
Lionsgate, UK TV
Stephen Lambert
CEO, Studio Lambert,
chairman All3Media America
Tom Hastings
Director, drama, original programming
Bell Media
Sophie Leveaux
Director of acquisitions
TF1
Tony Grisoni
Screenwriter and director
Sally Catto
General manager, programming
CBC
Patrick Irwin
Executive producer
87 Films
Olivier Wotling
Director of fiction
ARTE France
Eleonora Andreatta
Director
Rai Fiction
Jarmo Lampela
Head of drama
YLE Finland
Caroline Benjo
Managing director
Haut et Court TV
Philipp Steffens
Head of fiction
RTL Germany
Nick Betts
Director of scripted
BBC Studios
Avril Blondelot
Director of content insight
Eurodata TV Worldwide
Paul Youngbluth
Director
TAPE
Walter Iuzzolino
Chief creative officer
Walter Presents / Global Series Network
Simon Maxwell
Head of international drama
Channel 4
Harry Williams
Writer and MD
Two Brothers Pictures
Jack Williams
Writer and MD
Two Brothers Pictures
Miguel Salvat
Commissioning editor of original programming
HBO España
Sue Masters
Head of scripted
SBS Australia
Graeme Mason
CEO
Screen Australia
Elizabeth Kilgarrif
Senior commissioning editor for drama, England & Scotland
BBC
Aron Levitz
Head of Wattpad Studios
Tim Crescenti
CEO
Small World IFT
Hossein Amini
Screen writer
Sophie Gardiner
Head of drama
Playground Entertainment
Jack Davison
Managing consultant
3vision
Polly Williams
Vice president, scripted development
eOne UK
Sarah Doole
Director of global drama
FremantleMedia
Jeremy Fox
Founder and CEO
Atrium TV
Javier Mendez
Head of content
Mediapro
Andy Ryan
Co-head of drama
Nine Network Australia
Lisa Perrin
CEO
Creative Networks, Endemol Shine Group
Chris Rice
Partner
WME
Dan Isaacs
COO
Sister Pictures
Emma Scott
CEO
Beano Studios
Ed Sayer
Head of original commissioning
Discovery Networks International
Tony Wood
CEO
Buccaneer Media
David Flynn
Co-founder
Youngest Media
James Watkins
Screenwriter
David Mortimer
Director of content
Tinopolis Group
Lucy Murphy
Head of Kids Content
Sky UK
Hamish Mykura
EVP programming and development
National Geographic Global Networks
 


TICKETS
TIER 1 tickets are now sold out.
TIER 2 tickets are available, priced £699, on a first-come-first-served basis.
These are discounted from the full delegate price of £899. Once they are gone TIER 3 tickets priced at £799 will become available.

Content London has sold out for the past two years.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EARLYBIRD PRICE OF £699.


The International Drama Summit is the most significant gathering of the global scripted community in the calendar. More than 1200 executives come together to share new projects, discuss coproduction opportunities, hear from the world's leading players and engage around an unrivalled programme of screenings, conferences, awards and much more. This year we move to the award-winning Kings Place venue, with improved facilities, meeting space catering and a host of new session formats, premieres and networking events.

Content London opens with registration and a premiere screening on Sunday November 26, with the three-day event following on November 27/28/29. Be Part of The Story!

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