Facebook to Exclusively Air Video Series Based on ‘Twilight’
After its many recent digital video developments, Facebook is taking another step toward becoming a big name in the online viewing space. The social network is officially becoming the platform for a short-film series based on the “Twilight” saga, developed by Women in Film, Lionsgate, and “Twilight” author, Stephanie Meyer.
Showing exclusively on Facebook, “The Storytellers New Creative Voices of ‘The Twilight Saga’” will premiere in 2015. Women will create all of the films in the series in an effort to promote up-and-coming female filmmakers. “Twilight” will serve as the inspiration for each video, creating a common thread to run across the stand-alone pieces.
A contest will determine the five creators who get to produce their own videos as part of the series. They will win an advance on the production and guidance from a group of creative female celebs, including Meyer along with actors Kristen Stewart, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, and Julie Bowen. “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke will also advise the winners, as will Women in Film president, Cathy Schulman, and writer/director of “Frozen,” Jennifer Lee.
“The Storytellers” will also feature an interactive element, as fans will get the chance to give their input on the making of the videos via Facebook and Tongal, a crowdsourcing platform. They will also get to vote on the best short film in the series, the creator of which will win a cash prize.
Lionsgate worked on the “Twilight” film franchise, and is now collaborating with non-profit Women in Film to bring Facebook its first exclusive video series.Tags: facebook, facebook original series, julie bowen, kate winslet, kristen stewart, lionsgate, octavia spencer, stephanie meyer, the storytellers new creative voices of the twilight saga, tongal, twilight, women in film