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  • LINE Webtoon Signs with Hollywood Agency CAA
  • by Pierce Conran /  Sep 09, 2016
  • Naver Webcomic Portal Attracts 10 Million Daily Visitors
     

    Korean webcomic giant LINE Webtoon, a subsidiary of the internet portal Naver, has signed with top Hollywood agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to represent their growing portfolio of hit webtoons for film and television adaptation opportunities in the United States. Webcomics have been a growing source of original content in the Korean entertainment market, spawning several high-profile TV and film remakes (sometimes both).

     

    Launched just two summers ago, LINE Webtoon boasts 10 million unique daily visitors and 35 million a month. Beyond local titles, some of the brand’s top properties include Dents, which was co-created by Beth Behrs, star of CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, and Broadway actor Matt Doyle, David Tischman and Audrey Mok’s Heroine Chic and Kaitlyn Narvaza's fantasy romance Siren’s Lament.

     

    KIM Jun-koo, the founder and president of LINE Webtoon, stated that “Our portfolio of comic series across every imaginable genre has garnered huge success in both the U.S. and internationally and we know that fans are going to be incredibly excited to see their favorite titles brought to life on screen with the help of CAA.”

     

    Recently, LINE Webtoon also entered into a deal with Patreon, allowing their content creators to link their Patreon accounts to the site and allow readers to pledge their support directly. Meanwhile LINE will support qualifying creators with up to USD 1,000 per month.

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