David Madden Joins Wattpad Webtoon Studios in Global Entertainment Role | New

Wattpad Webtoon Studios has named veteran producer and television executive David Madden to head up global entertainment.

Reporting to Wattpad Webtoon President Aron Levitz, Madden will oversee the development, production and sales of the company’s television, feature film and animation businesses.

Wattpad Webtoon is the joint fan-run studio division of Canada-based storytelling platform Wattpad, known for the After the film series and digital comics platform Webtoon, both now owned by South Korean conglomerate Naver.

Madden was a top programming executive at companies including AMC Networks, Fox Television Studios, and Berlanti Productions. He has produced feature films including save the last dance, The link that binds and The hand that rocks the cradle.

Levitz said, “David immediately understood our vision to transform entertainment by listening to fans. David has crafted successful projects across all genres, and his experience and expertise are second to none. He’s the perfect fit for Wattpad Webtoon Studios and we’re thrilled to have him on our team as we bring the world’s greatest comic creators and web novelists to new audiences.

Madden added, “When you’re looking for the most exciting collaborators in the industry, you want to be able to bring them exciting material, and this company offers a virtual gold mine of great stories. Wattpad Webtoon Studios brings together massive global fandoms, data-driven insights, and some of the biggest names in comics and web novels. I’m thrilled to join an innovative global studio to help elevate a new generation of creative voices, tell truly original stories and produce global hits.

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