Attention Fanfiction writers!
Did you know your writing could be featured on the big screen?
One of these fanfictions, Anna Todd’s After is now being repped by the United Talent Agency (UTA) in hopes of becoming a movie.
After tells the story of Tessa Young, “an 18-year-old college student with a simple life, excellent grades and a sweet boyfriend” until “she meets a rude boy named Harry, with too many tattoos and piercings who shatter her plans.”
Amazingly, after Anna’s first story was read by over 150 million people , she wrote two follow-ups, After 2 and After 3, which were read by 156 million and 300 million people.
The website used for this fanfiction, Wattpad doesn’t pay their writers, but does offer copyright ownership of the stories publish. Since Anna’s story has such a big fan following, studios are expected to want to acquire the screen rights to the story. For Wattpad, After is the closest thing the site has experienced to the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, which was originally a Twilight fanfiction that has since become a worldwide bestseller and has inspired an upcoming blockbuster film.
Bottom line: we should all become fanfiction writers. Who knows, our creations could end up in a theatre near you.