The Storytellers Project to Revive The Twilight Saga with Five Short Films
Lionsgate have announced a project called The Storytellers: New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga
Stephenie Meyer has given the project her blessing and should start soon.
Lionsgate is teaming up with Stephenie Meyer, Facebook, Women In Film, and Tongal to create and manage a social media campaign to develop and produce a series of short films directed by aspiring female filmmakers.
Details on how to apply or compete to be part of this program are still unconfirmed.
The incredible all-female panel includes Stephenie Meyer, Bella Swan Cullen forever actress Kristen Stewart, Twilight film director Catherine Hardwicke, Academy Award winner and Divergent series star Kate Winslet, Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, Emmy Award-winning actress Julie Bowen, Women In Film President Cathy Schulmanand, and the co-director of Disney’s Academy Award winning Frozen, Jennifer Lee.
The project will introduce at least five aspiring female film makers into the Twilight world.
The films will be produced and directed with the mentorship of a the women listed above, who will ultimately select the winning shorts that will premiere exclusively on Facebook next year.
From The New York Times
Two years after Lions Gate released the fifth and supposedly final installment of its “Twilight” movie series, the studio has devised an unusual franchise-rekindling effort — and it may hold clues about Facebook’s future in Hollywood.
Lions Gate and Stephenie Meyer, the creator of the vampires-and-werewolves “Twilight” saga, on Tuesday announced 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 audience while re-energizing existing fans,” Michael Burns, Lions Gate’s vice chairman, said in an interview.