Connect with us

Creative Artists Agency to Rep Tapas Webcomics for Adaptation

Magical Boy | DPS ONLY!!! | The Beginning After the End (Tapas Media)
Magical Boy | DPS ONLY!!! | The Beginning After the End (Tapas Media)

Digital Media

North America

Creative Artists Agency to Rep Tapas Webcomics for Adaptation

Leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has signed Tapas Media Inc., the leading digital publisher of webcomics and novels and a pioneer of the mobile-based business model for storytelling.

Through Studio Tapas, the company publishes original webcomics and novels, and develops adaptations of its own original stories through print publishing, podcasting, film, television and other ventures. CAA will work with Tapas to help package and sell its IP across television, film, podcasting, and digital media, for both domestic and international markets.

“Tapas Media is aggressively moving into producing feature films and television series based on its rich content library of webcomics and webnovels,” says Kevin Nicklaus, Head of Film and TV. “CAA will be a vital partner in our strategic growth, connecting us with the right partners to bring our inclusive stories to audiences in exciting new ways.”

Founded in 2012 by Chang Kim, Tapas Media is a next-generation media company offering digital, episodic fiction content through its mobile and online platform, Tapas and Tapas.io. Established in the San Francisco Bay area, Tapas has expanded into office locations throughout Los Angeles, Beijing and Seoul. Recently, Tapas was acquired by South Korean entertainment giant Kakao Entertainment for $510 million.

A pioneer mobile storytelling platform in the U.S., Tapas has created a revenue stream where all creators on the platform can generate income for their stories. With more than 80 million monthly active users across platforms in the U.S., this content caters to a devoted reading audience looking for compelling, bingeable sequential storytelling.

The platform boasts more than 9.2 billion views to date from more than nine million registered users, 64,000 creators and 99,000 series updated weekly. With content fully monetized for the creator, the goal of the platform is to create sustainable forms of revenue for storytellers at various stages of their careers. As of August 2021, Tapas is currently ranked the No. 4 Top Book App in the iPhone app store and the No. 2 Top Grossing Comic App in the Android app store.

Kevin Nicklaus [Photo: Joseph Puhy]

Kevin Nicklaus [Photo: Joseph Puhy]

Established in 2012, Tapas Media is headquartered in Los Angeles with key global operations in Seoul, South Korea and Beijing, China. The company has multiple partnerships across various multimedia platforms including Scholastic, Zoic Studios, Vault Comics, BOOM!, Hachette Book Group, Ten Speed Press (Penguin Random House), Podium Audio, Frolic Media, Madison Wells and Netmarble. Tapas Media is the 2020 Ringo Award winner for Favorite Publisher and received its first Eisner nomination in 2021. tapas.io

Founded in 1975, Creative Artists Agency is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Miami, London, Munich, Geneva, Stockholm, Shanghai and Beijing, among other locations globally. It is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing and philanthropy.  www.caa.com

Comments

More in Digital Media

Newsletter



Featured Trailers

Could not generate embed. Please try it again.

To Top
Advertisement