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The Twilight Saga Set To Return In A Series Of Female-Directed Short Films

17 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Are you surprised? No, of course not! The Twilight Saga, that trend-setting Ya trilogy adaptation that brought in a colossal $3.5 million worldwide, is not over yet. The most astonishing part of today’s news is that Lionsgate waited nearly two years since the last instalment’s release to announce a series reboot.

Before you get all uppity, retire that tirade you’ve been saving for the next Twilight fan you are cornered by at a cosplay event. You know, the one you’ve been working on about the franchise’s damning effects on young women and how it sets back feminism about a hundred years. Yes. Put a leash on that rhetoric, because today’s press release from the studio is actually a very refreshing read.

The new five-part film series, entitled The Storytellers – New Creative Voices Of The Twilight Saga, will be a co-operative effort between Lionsgate and Women In Film. »

- Gem Seddon

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Twilight Will Be Revived With Short Films Released Through Facebook

18 hours ago | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

It's been two years since the last Twilight movie was released, but if you thought you were finally done hearing about Team Edward and Team Jacob, think again. The hugely popular series of fantasy novels will serve as the source material for five short films that will be led by female directors and distributed exclusively through Facebook. The Twilight shorts will be the result of a partnership between several companies. Crowdsourcing platform Tongal will launch a contest in search of the five directors who will participate in the project. Once those women are chosen, they will be advised by members of Women In Film, including Twilight's star, Kristen Stewart, and its director, Catherine Hardwicke. Once the films are completed, they will be released through Facebook, which is known to be searching for exclusive content. The entire project will be funded by Lions Gate, the studio behind the Twilight films. Lions »

- Sam Gutelle

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A Totally Honest Retelling of What Happened in Twilight

18 hours ago | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Twilight Saga is back in the pop culture spotlight with the announcement that a series of short films based on the characters will be headed to Facebook, and in case you've forgotten, Twilight was all the rage in the late 2000s. It hasn't been so long since the franchise wrapped up, but we're betting you've mostly shaken off the fever that gripped you, so we're here to remind you what all the fuss was about. Not only did we see Edward and Bella's relationship develop, but we watched the cinematic evolution, too, while stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner grew up a bit on screen. To relive the story and get a funny but totally honest retelling of the Twilight Saga, just keep reading. »

- Shannon-Vestal

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'Twilight' Is Returning with New Short Films

19 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Vampires live forever, and apparently, so do their film franchises.

Vampires live forever, and apparently, so do their film franchises. The Twilight Saga is back!

Two years after the release of the final sequel, Breaking Dawn Part 2, The New York Times reports that Lions Gate is teaming up with Facebook to finance five short films based on the Twilight characters.

Photos: 5 Sci-Fi Movies That Should be Remade with Robert Pattinson

The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga will have a group of female panelists choosing five up-and-coming female directors to direct the shorts, which will then debut on Facebook exclusively.

The best part about is that the panel includes Bella Swan herself, actress Kristen Stewart. Other notable women joining Stewart include Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Julie Bowen, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, producer Cathy Schulman and Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee. The project is backed by Women in Film, an organization »

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More Twilight Movies to Be Released!

21 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Could Twilight fans see Bella and Edward have more kids? Or Jacob and Renesmee marry? Possibly. For followers of the saga, your dreams have come true. Lionsgate, the studio behind the movies, announced it will be teaming with book author Stephenie Meyer, Facebook, crowdsourcing platform Tongal and Women in Film to oversee five short films that will continue the narrative next year. As to whether Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson will reunite onscreen, that has yet to be determined - in part by the fans. Stewart will be joining an A-list advisory panel with Kate Winslet, Julie Bowen, Octavia Spencer, »

- Mary Green, marygreen1969

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The 'Twilight' Saga Will Continue With New Short Films, Kristen Stewart And More Will Oversee

22 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“I even planned out where it would go for a couple more books," "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer teased a couple of years ago about the further adventures of Edward, Bella and the rest. "So I know exactly what would happen, I mean there are a lot of characters I think would have a voice in those other stories. I don’t know, maybe I’ll write it out someday for myself.” While Twihards will have to wait for more full-length movies, Meyer is passing the baton to aspiring filmmakers to put their spin on the franchise. Lionsgate announced “The Storytellers – New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga,” a "multiphase contest" (read: complicated) that will eventually see five female filmmakers direct shorts based on characters from "Twilight." A star-studded panel, including Meyer, Kristen Stewart, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Lee, Catherine Hardwicke, Julie Bowen and Cathy Schulman, will select and help mentor the budding. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Lionsgate announces more Twilight movies are on the way

22 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate have announced that a new series of short films based around characters from the Twilight film franchise are on their way. But before you get your pitchforks at the ready (unless you’re a Twihard of course), it’s all for a competition – and its for a really cool cause.

Here’s the press release from Lionsgate

As part of its ongoing effort to enhance its diverse portfolio of premium content, Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf), a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with Facebook, the prestigious Women In Film organization, the crowdsourcing platform Tongal and best-selling Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer to create and manage a social media campaign to develop and produce a series of short films directed by aspiring female filmmakers. The campaign, called “The Storytellers – New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga,” will include films based on a broad spectrum of characters from the Twilight universe, »

- Luke Owen

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The Twilight Saga Will Return With a Series of Short Films

23 hours ago | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Interest in vampires may have waned since The Twilight Saga first hit it big, but Stephenie Meyer is about to bring the fanged ones back into the spotlight. The author and Lionsgate are giving at least five female directors each a chance to create a short Twilight film, to be showcased on Facebook. The Storytellers - New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga will be based on Twilight characters and will debut next year. "We think Facebook is a great way for us to introduce the world of Twilight to a whole new audience while re-energizing existing fans," said Lionsgate's vice chairman Michael Burns. "This is the just the beginning - a template, if you will," Burns added. "You can probably guess what might be coming next." The best part? The filmmakers will be advised by a panel of successful women in film, including Kate Winslet, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Get Ready For More 'Twilight'

23 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Lionsgate has just announced that they'll be teaming with Twilight writer Stephenie Meyer to create a new slate of short film's based on characters from that universe. That's not their only ambition with the project, as they outline in their official press release:

As part of its ongoing effort to enhance its diverse portfolio of premium content, Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf), a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with Facebook, the prestigious Women In Film organization, the crowdsourcing platform Tongal and best-selling Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer to create and manage a social media campaign to develop and produce a series of short films directed by aspiring female filmmakers.  The campaign, called "The Storytellers – New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga," will include films based on a broad spectrum of characters from the Twilight universe, with guidance provided by Meyer's encyclopedic The Twilight Saga: Official Illustrated Guide.

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- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Lionsgate is developing five short films based on Twilight characters

23 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

After five films, you would have thought you could escape the melodramatic tripe that was Twilight, but here comes a new contest from Lionsgate to create new tales rooted in the vampire/werewolf universe. Coming from a collaborative contest involving Facebook, crowd-sourcing site Tongal, the Women in Film organization, and a panel of judges including Twilight creator Stephanie Meyer, Kristen Stewart, Kate Winslet, Julie Bowen, Octavia Spencer, Frozen director Jennifer Lee, and Katherine »

- Alex Maidy

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'Twilight' Saga to Live On as Facebook Series

1 October 2014 5:46 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Twilight saga may be finished as both a book and movie series, but its creator has found a unique way to revive it. Author Stephenie Meyer, who wrote the four Twilight novels, and Lionsgate, the company that produced the movies, have partnered with Facebook to develop five short films set within the vampire-and-werewolf series' universe to be shown exclusively on the social media network next year, and they're seeking five female directors to make them. The talent search, dubbed "The Storytellers: New Voices of the Twilight Saga," will be hosted on Tongal, »

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"Twilight" Saga Continues As Short Films

1 October 2014 2:55 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lionsgate has plans to continue "The Twilight Saga" with 'The Storytellers - New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga', a series of short films to be directed by at least five aspiring female filmmakers.

Author Stephenie Meyer is teaming with Women In Film, Facebook and crowdsourcing platform Tongal on a social media campaign to develop and produce the shorts which will include films based on a broad spectrum of characters from the "Twilight" universe.

Meyer's "The Twilight Saga: Official Illustrated Guide" will offer guidance for the filmmakers to direct the shorts which will be financed through production advances. Winning shorts will premiere exclusively on Facebook next year.

Amongst those selecting the winners are Meyer, Kristen Stewart, Catherine Hardwicke, Jennifer Lee, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Julie Bowen and Women In Film President Cathy Schulman.

Source: HitFix »

- Garth Franklin

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'Twilight' Gets New Life With Facebook Short Film Contest

1 October 2014 2:20 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Gird your loins, and get out your sparkles 'cause there's more "Twilight" coming our way - via Facebook!

If you're an aspiring female filmmaker with a taste for "Twilight," listen up. "The Storytellers - New Creative Voices of The 'Twilight' Saga" is an upcoming competition cooked up by "Twilight" distributor Lionsgate and author Stephenie Meyer that will award five female filmmakers the funds to make short films based on "Twilight" characters. Plus, the big winner will receive cold, hard cash and what's being nebulously referred to as "career opportunities." The organization Women in Film is also a partner in this venture, which is designed to boost the visibility of female filmmakers in Hollywood.

It's also a clever way to rejuvenate the "Twilight" franchise in a whole new way using social media. Whether or not this will lead to more "Twilight" flicks in the future is a mystery, but Lionsgate's Michael Burns teased, »

- Jenni Miller

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‘Twilight’ Team Hunt New Blood Via Facebook

30 September 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The franchise raised a few eyebrows with Kristen Stewart’s story arc, but Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is fully committed to gaining greater exposure for emerging female talent. Together with Lionsgate and Women In Film she is launching a competition to select five directors who will create shorts set in the Twilight universe. And where can you see these hotly-anticipated nuggets? Facebook.

Meyer and Stewart are on the judging panel, as well as acting in a mentor capacity. They’ll select the lucky helmers before the entries are thrown open to fandom, who can vote for a grand prize winner. In addition to Facebook the Tongal platform will be used in this part of process. Meyer has issued the following statement:

The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I’ve worked in the film industry. I’m honoured to be working with Women In Film, »

- Steve Palace

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Twilight to return with 5 short films exclusively on Facebook

30 September 2014 10:56 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lionsgate is bringing back Twilight in the form of five short films that will be shown exclusively on Facebook.

Five female directors will be selected to make their own short film based on the franchise's characters for The Storytellers - New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga series.

The five hopefuls will have the chance to take part next year and will be mentored by a group including Twilight star Kristen Stewart and the book's author Stephenie Meyer.

Lionsgate will run the scheme with its production partners and with the backing of the Women in Film organisation.

"The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I've worked in the film industry," Meyer said.

"I'm honoured to be working with Women in Film, Lionsgate and Facebook on a project dedicated to giving more women a chance to be heard creatively."

Fans will be able »

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'Twilight Saga' Short Films Coming To Facebook, Will Be Directed By Aspiring Female Directors

30 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Twilight Saga will live on with five short films produced by Lions Gate in partnership with Facebook, each of which will be created by a female director.

Twilight Saga Short Films On Facebook

Each short film will be based on the characters originated in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series and embodied onscreen in The Twilight Saga that launched the careers of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. None of the films will star members of the original cast, and it is unclear who will pen the scripts or which stories will be explored.

The short films will be released exclusively on Facebook, creating a partnership that Lions Gate hopes to continue in the future. “We think Facebook is a great way for us to introduce the world of Twilight to a whole new audience while re-energizing existing fans,” said Lions Gate Vice Chariman Michael Burns.

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'The Twilight Saga' Will Continue with Short Film Contest

30 September 2014 8:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As part of its ongoing effort to enhance its diverse portfolio of premium content, Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with Facebook, the prestigious Women In Film organization, the crowdsourcing platform Tongal and best-selling Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer to create and manage a social media campaign to develop and produce a series of short films directed by aspiring female filmmakers. The campaign, called The Storytellers - New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga, will include films based on a broad spectrum of characters from the Twilight universe, with guidance provided by Meyer's encyclopedic The Twilight Saga: Official Illustrated Guide.

The campaign will center on a multiphase contest culminating in the selection of at least five aspiring female filmmakers to direct short films based on characters from the Twilight universe. The films will be produced and directed with the mentorship of a blue chip panel of advisors, »

- MovieWeb

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New Twilight Mini-Movies Are Heading to Facebook

30 September 2014 8:46 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

On Tuesday, Twilight writer Stephenie Meyer and Lions Gate announced that five female directors will be selected to make short films based on Twilight characters, which will then be screened on Facebook. The series, called "The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga," is backed by the organization Women in Film, which aims to increase the number of female directors. Participants will be selected by a panel of various female luminaries, including Meyer, Kristen Stewart, Kate Winslet, Julie Bowen, and Octavia Spencer. “We think Facebook is a great way for us to introduce the world of Twilight to a whole new audience while re-energizing existing fans,” said Lions Gate’s vice-chairman Michael Burns."This is just the beginning — a template, if you will," Burns added. "You can probably guess what might be coming next." While he wouldn’t elaborate, he did go on to say, "We love Stephenie Meyer. »

- Anna Silman

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No joke: More 'Twilight' movies are coming, and you could win the chance to direct one

30 September 2014 7:47 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Twi-hards and/or starry-eyed wannabe filmmakers, listen up: you too can direct your very own "Twilight" movie. In a multi-faceted partnership with Facebook, the Hollywood professional organization Women In Film, crowdsourcing platform Tongal and "Twilight Saga" author Stephenie Meyer, Lionsgate Films announced today a new "multiphase" social media contest in which a lucky group of aspiring female filmmakers will get the chance to direct a series of short films based on "a broad spectrum" of characters from the "Twilight" universe. Entitled “The Storytellers – New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga,” the campaign will enlist "at least five" female filmmakers to direct the short films with the guidance of a "blue chip panel of advisors" including Meyer, "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart, actresses Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer, "Frozen" writer and co-director Jennifer Lee, "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke, "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen and Women In Film President Cathy Schulman. The five »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Lionsgate Reviving ‘Twilight’ Franchise Via Facebook

30 September 2014 6:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Liosngate is reviving its powerful “Twilight” franchise by selecting five female directors to make short films based on the series’ characters.

The short films, financed by Lionsgate and its production partners, will be shown exclusively on Facebook next year.

The series will be called “The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of ‘The Twilight Saga.’” It’s backed by the Women in Film organization. The five directors will be selected and mentored by a group of judges that includes “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart and book author Stephenie Meyer. Fans will help select the grand prize winner through Facebook and crowdsourcing platform Tongal.

“The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I’ve worked in the film industry,” said Meyer. “I’m honored to be working with Women In Film, Lionsgate, and Facebook on a project dedicated to giving more women a chance to be heard creatively. »

- Dave McNary

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