Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced the appointment of Lindsey Ramey (pictured) as Director of Content Development and Production for Wattpad Studios. Ramey will join Wattpad’s content development and production team in the Los Angeles market, where she will report to Eric Lehrman, Head of Content Development and Production at Wattpad Studios, in Los Angeles. Lehrman joined Wattpad in 2017 from NBCUniversal’s USA Network.
In her new role, Ramey work with local entertainment studios, producers, and writers to turn Wattpad stories into film, TV, and digital media projects.
“We’re growing in the hub of the entertainment industry because our data-driven approach to development and decision-making resonates with TV, film, and digital media companies in LA and around the world,” said Aron Levitz, Head of Wattpad Studios. “Lindsey’s appointment is both the next step in our entertainment expansion and a signal that our data-backed approach is working. Lindsey’s expertise in content development is an incredible asset to our Wattpad Studios team and will prove indispensable to our partners, allowing them to turn viral Wattpad hits into films, TV show, and streaming series that audiences will love.”
Prior to her new position, Ramey worked as a consultant for Super Deluxe where she oversaw the Sundance Now original series “This Close” and Fullscreen’s original series “Magic Funhouse.” Before Super Deluxe, she served as a Vice President at both Heyday Films and Hypnotic where she oversaw development for the feature film slates.
Ramey joins Wattpad Studios as the company widens its focus on new markets in Europe and Southeast Asia. In addition to Ramey’s hire, Wattpad recently appointed Dexter Ong as Head of Asia for Wattpad Studios and promoted Kelly Steen to Wattpad Studios’ Director of Business Development for U.S. and Europe.
“Wattpad’s global audience and data-based approach to entertainment is doing what no one else is in a position to do: transform the industry with insights,” said Lindsey Ramey, Director of Content Development and Production at Wattpad Studios. “I’m excited to be joining this quickly growing team to bring original stories to life and work with writers to turn their projects into films, television shows, and digital projects.”