The Twilight fans have been really upset as after the fifth and last installment of the “Twilight Saga,” they did not get to feast their eyes with their favourite on-screen pair Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart romance. Well, it is time to perk up as Twihards will get to experience the reunion of much-loved vampires and werewolves after two years but on a smaller screen. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) report about the “Twilight Saga” scoop.
According to The New York Times report Lionsgate and Stephenie Meyer, the creator of the “Twilight” series announced on Sept 28, 2014 that they’re collaborating with Facebook to release five short films based on characters of “Twilight Saga.” Five wannabe female directors will be selected to direct the films. The short films will premiere exclusively on the Facebook in 2015.
Intended to encourage female directors the project also has the support of the Women in Film organization. A group of panelists including Meyer stars Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”), Kate Winslet (Titanic”), Julie Bowen, “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke, film producer Cathy Schulman and Frozen director Jennifer Lee will select the shorts and mentor the participants.
“The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I’ve worked in the film industry,” Meyers the author of the “Twilight,” series said in a statement.
“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,” “This is the just the beginning — a template, if you will,” “You can probably guess what might be coming next,” said Michael Burns, Lionsgate’s vice chairman, in an interview with The New York Times.
Lionsgate is also the studio behind the hit “Hunger Games” film franchise and “Divergent.” The news came following The Weinstein Company announced plans to release a sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” simultaneously on Netflix and Imax screens.
The digital platforms have a potential role to play in the future of film distribution. The showbiz industry is allured by huge global Facebook audience i.e. 1.3 billion monthly users.The film companies are progressively exploring more and more of unconventional distribution channels. Now the smart studio marketers are using Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube and other social media platforms to keep their fans engaged. Certain contest details, including the length of the shorts, are under progress and will be announced on Tongal.com shortly.
And that’s it for MNG’s “Twilight Saga,” scoop. For more news coming up about your favorite stars and their upcoming movies stay tuned here at Movie News Guide (MNG).
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