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Sometimes cinema’s depiction of vampires feels stuck in the Victorian era, with a dangerously seductive Dracula-type awakening equally dangerous sexual desire in his exclusively female victims. (Twilight, despite Stephenie Meyer’s admittance that she’s never read Bram Stoker’s original novel, still easily fits the mold.) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a challenge to […] »
- Martin Jensen
According to a recent report from the New York Times, Lionsgate in conjunction with Facebook, has made plans to make another 5 Twilight Saga short mini films, and they've enlisted former Bella Swan beauty, Kristen Stewart, to come on and assist with it. Kristen will be apart of a group of female panelists that will pick five up-and-coming female directors to direct the mini-movies, titled "The Storytellers." New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga. Kristen will be joined by other female stars on the panel, which are: Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Julie Bowen, Twilight creator/author Stephenie Meyer, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, producer Cathy Schulman and Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee. This production is being backed by Women in Film, which aims to encourage female directors. The original Twilight cast will not be starring in any of these movies, so we're not sure how well that will play out. Anyways, stay tuned »
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
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 »
Given that the five Twilight movies raked in a collective $3.5 billion (adjusted for inflation) over five years, it was only a matter of time before Lionsgate tried to bring the franchise back from the dead. What’s surprising is how they’re doing it. The studio will team with Twilight author Stephenie Meyer to select five aspiring […]
The post ‘Twilight’ Will Live Again… As a Series of Short Films on Facebook appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
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
“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
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
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, »
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.
The campaign »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
The idea that the world had seen its last Twilight movie was, apparently, too good to be true: The New York Times reports that the vampire franchise will live on via short films based on Stephenie Meyer's characters. Meyer and Lions Gate, which released the five films based on the book series, will choose five aspiring women directors to make the films, which you can watch next year exclusively on Facebook. "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," says Lions Gate's vice chairman. »
- Evann Gastaldo
Twilight: In November 2012, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 hit theaters, bringing the highly popular film series to a conclusion. Or did it? At least five new short films featuring characters from author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight universe will be made. All five will be directed by women and debut on Facebook as part of the Storytellers social media campaign. [Den of Geek] Zombieland 2: More than five years after the original Zombieland hit theaters, and...
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- Taylor Ferber
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
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 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
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, »
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