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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, »
“Twilight” fans have had to settle for rereading Stephenie Meyer's books and rewatching the five films in the franchise to get their regular fix, but there is new content on the way for Twi-hards. Meyer has partnered with Lions Gate and Facebook to bring five new short films featuring “Twilight” characters to the screen. Also read: Netflix Launching Selective Facebook Recommendations “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,” Michael Burns, Lions Gate's vice chairman, told The New York Times. Five aspiring female directors will be selected. »
- Jason Hughes
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.
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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 »
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.
Source: HitFix »
- Garth Franklin
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
The franchise raised a few episodes 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
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.
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 »
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, »
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
Twilight fans may pass out from this news, so proceed with caution. It's been two years since Twihards experienced the fifth and last installment of the Twilight Saga on the big screen, but it looks like they may just be reunited with their favorite vampires and werewolves...but on a smaller screen. According to The New York Times, Lions Gate and author Stephenie Meyer announced today that they have plans to select five aspiring female directors to make short films based on Twilight characters. The mini-movies, financed by Lions Gate and its production partners, will be shown exclusively on Facebook next year. "We think Facebook is a great way for us to introduce the world of Twilight to a whole new »
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
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
Lionsgate 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, which will ultimately select the winning shorts that will premiere exclusively on the Facebook platform next year.
The star-studded group »
- Michelle McCue
Just when you thought The Twilight Saga was over, it’s back with sparkly new skin.
Two years after the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2, Lions Gate announced on Tuesday that it’s teaming with Facebook to finance five short films that will be based on Twilight characters, according to The New York Times. A group of female panelists will choose from five aspiring female directors to direct the films, titled The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of ‘The Twilight Saga, which will premiere exclusively on the social network next year.
The panel, according to The Times, includes Bella herself, Kristen Stewart »
- Emily Blake
Fans of the Twilight series will soon have new films to watch — but they won't be coming to theaters. Lionsgate and author Stephenie Meyer are partnering with Facebook to create a new series of short films based in the popular Ya universe that will be distributed exclusively on the social network next year. As part of the initiative, called "The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga," a "multiphase contest" will be held, resulting in the selection of at least five female filmmakers to helm the new shorts. Participating in the selection and mentorship of the
- Bryan Bishop
We don't think Stephenie Meyer has anything to worry about, but we're pretty impressed to see Twilight star Peter Facinelli jumping into the world of Ya books. Facinelli has teamed up with Hollywood producer Rob DeFranco and New York Times best telling Ya writer Barry Lyga to release After the Red Rain, a novel set in a future world destroyed by environmental disasters and mass poverty. And only E! Online has the first look at After the Rain's cover. The white letters of the title are askew and laid over a looming red and black sky. Below, a person is seen standing on a pile of burning rubble while looking toward the city. "I gained a real respect for the Ya genre during my time with the »
The Maze Runner will finally hit theaters this Friday, September 19th.
Published in October 2009 and based upon the first book in a bestselling series by James Dashner, the novel became a New York Times Best Seller and captured the imaginations of readers around the world. Fans have described it as a combination of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and the legendary television series Lost.
Books to film – especially young adult adaptations – are big bucks at the box office. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga franchises have collectively grossed more than $5 billion at the worldwide box office, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the 10th highest-grossing film of all time.
Over the weekend, Variety reported:
- Movie Geeks
After launching his career from underground with Buried, and faltering slightly with the supernatural Red Lights, director Rodrigo Cortés is heading into young adult territory. The Wrap reports Lionsgate has picked up the rights to I Know What You Did Last Summer author Lois Duncan's thriller Down a Dark Hall, adapted by Buried writer Chris Sparling. However, unlike the studio's successful run with The Hunger Games and their sister company Summit Entertainment's Divergent and Twilight franchises, this young adult novel comes from 1974. Funnily enough, author Stephenie Meyer will be producing the film. For those not familiar with the book, here's the official synopsis: Kit Gordy sees Blackwood Hall towering over black iron gates, and she can't help thinking, This place is evil. The imposing mansion sends a shiver of fear through her. But Kit settles into a routine, trying to ignore the rumors that the highly exclusive boarding school is haunted. »
- Ethan Anderton
Can you believe it has been 14 years since Ginger Snaps? Fourteen! I guess more than enough time has passed to make room for another tale of teenage angst and lycanthropy. That is, a tale that doesn't involve Stephenie Meyer and one that knows how to delicately balance the two while being entertaining, thoughtful and never heavy-handed. So welcome with me When Animals Dream, a Danish thriller from Jonas Alexander Arnby that gets the job done in surprising and pleasing ways. There's not a whole lot of new ground being broken here, but the film presents a beautiful-looking backdrop and introduces more of a "classic Universal monsters" tone than one would expect.
The post Fantasia Review: Monstrous Teen Angst is Done Right in When Animals Dream appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
The story follows a new female student at a boarding school who must confront the powerful headmistress and her supernatural powers.
Source: Screen »
- Garth Franklin
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