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Eric Lehrman

Head of Content Development and Production
Wattpad Studios

As Head of Content Development and Production, Eric Lehrman will lead the company's charge into filmed content on and off the Wattpad platform in the form of TV, film, digital, and emerging media. Eric will largely focus on overseeing Wattpad's television first-look deals with Universal Cable Productions and Turner Networks, which capitalize on Wattpad's enormous IP library, fan base, and data analytics.
 
He joins Wattpad from USA Network where he served as Vice President of Original Scripted Series Programming, overseeing the network’s push into more serialized and provocative fare.

Prior to USA Network, Eric launched and headed the scripted division at All3Media America.  There, he developed U.S. versions of the group’s television formats and new content specifically for the local market, including The Arrangement for E!.

Eric spent six years at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions helping to oversee development and current programming for series including Revolution, Person of Interest, Alcatraz, and Fringe.  There he garnered an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media.

Eric began his career at the William Morris Agency.

Company Profile: 
Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, transforms how the world discovers, creates, and engages with stories. Since 2006, it has offered a completely social experience where people everywhere can participate and collaborate on content through comments, messages, and multimedia. Today, Wattpad connects a community of over 55 million people around the world through serialized stories about the things they love. As home to millions of fresh voices and fans who share culturally relevant stories based on local trends and current events, Wattpad has unique pop culture insights in virtually every market around the world. Wattpad Studios co-produces stories for film, television, digital, and print, to radically transform the way the entertainment industry sources and produces content. Wattpad Brand Solutions offers new and integrated ways for brands to build deep engagement with consumers. The company is proudly based in Toronto, Canada.