The contest, titled The Storytellers – New Creative Voices Of The Twilight Saga, will debut exclusively on Facebook in the year 2015. Contest details are still being worked out, but once it’s live, they will be made available on Tongal.com.
These short films will be financed by Lionsgate and Facebook and the winners will be chosen by a group of female panelists that will include Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, Twilight actress Kristen Stewart, Academy Award winners Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, Modern Family actress Julie Bowen, Frozen writer and director Jennifer Lee and Women in Film President Cathy Schulman.
“More people than ever before are creating, discovering and engaging with videos on Facebook. This collaboration with Stephenie Meyer, Lionsgate and Women In Film is a great opportunity to engage Twilight’s massive global audience on Facebook through an innovative premium video program.” stated Facebook Vice President of Partnerships Dan Rose said in an official statement released by Lionsgate.
Liosngate Chief Executive Office – Jon Feltheimer and Vice Chairman Michael Burns said in a joint statement that the initiative will help the studio find a way to grow its franchises.
“We’re delighted to expand our longstanding relationship with Stephenie Meyer and confident that her participation in the Twilight short films campaign will add an exciting new dimension to the incredible world she has created as an author and producer.” stated Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer and Vice Chairman Michael Burns.
The companies are teaming with the non-profit organization Women in Film and the crowd-sourcing company Tongal in a campaign to make a series of short films directed by aspiring female filmmakers and based on characters from the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer.
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Lionsgate and Stephenie Meyer are on the look out for five aspiring female directors to create short films contest based on the Twilight characters. ...3.0