Directors needed for #TwilightStories

The next stage of the Twilight Stories contest involves directors making their pitch to direct one or more of the winning entries.

According to the official Tongal website this is what is needed of the directors, but see their site for full rules/details:

PHASE 4: DIRECTOR PITCH – (Open to Female Filmmakers) Submit your Pitch (What Is a Pitch Phase?) convincing the judges why you should be selected to execute a Short Film based on one of the winning Screenplays from the previous Phase. The Director Pitch must present a clear vision for the proposed short film. For further Submission Requirements, please see below:

  • Text (REQUIRED): 500 characters or less synopsizing how you plan to approach and execute this Short Film.
  • Portfolio of Existing Work (REQUIRED): Each Director Pitch must include an existing portfolio of work that clearly demonstrates the director’s ability to execute on the proposed Winning Screenplay. Please link to your previous video work and specify your role (producer, director, etc.).
  • Director Bio (REQUIRED): Tell us a little about yourself in 500 characters or less.
  • Screenplay (REQUIRED): Select a winning Screenplay you want to work with from the previous phase via the dropdown menu.
  • Storyboards (OPTIONAL): Additional concept art, storyboards, shot list, anything that helps get your point across.
  • Headshots/Casting Boards (OPTIONAL): Casting notes or concepts, headshots of actors, etc.
  • Pitch Video (REQUIRED): Create and upload a video explaining why you should direct a film based on one (1) of the Winning Screenplays from Phase 2. Each Director Pitch should be no longer than three (3) minutes and should include the director’s vision for the cast, crew and location options.    

 

 

#TwilightStories Winners Announced

EW has the details of those who made it to the top five in the Twilight Stories contest.  Details for directors should release later today.

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Announcement of #TwilightStories Finalists Delayed

According to the official Twilight Saga Twitter account the five winning entries that directors will then bid on is postponed.

Stephenie Meyer Day 2015 Announces Guests and Details

forver in forksYou can find the the Stephenie Meyer Day official website here on the Forks Washington official page.

You can also catch up with the group on various social media sites:

Facebook

Page:  https://www.facebook.com/smdforks

Planning group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1620976301463300/

 

Pinterest: forever_forks

Twitter: forever_forks

Instagram: forevertwilightinForks

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Official Hashtags
#forevertwilightinForks
#fandomisfamily
#adecadeoftwilight

 

 

Update on #TwilightStories

According to Lionsgate:

“Yesterday marked the end of phase 2 of The Storytellers: New Voices of the Twilight Saga project, and we couldn’t be more excited about the 20 screenplays that were submitted from over 1,200 Story submissions!

After thorough review from our esteemed panel of judges over the next week, we will announce the top five screenplays on Friday, January 30.

We wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping to make this project such a success by sharing some very exciting stats about the project thus far! 

 Since launch, our project has received over half a million views and now holds the record for the most participation EVER for a single project on the Tongal platform (which is a big deal considering there have been competitions for Star Wars, Bob Marley, The LEGO Movie, and Interstellar). This accomplishment feels even more noteworthy when you consider that all project submissions came from women. “

 

UPDATE:


Vote for Your Favorite #TwilightStories Now

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Supposedly (there seems to be a bug in the link at the moment, but we’re betting they will solve it shortly) the 40 finalists from the Twilight Stories contest is posted over at Tongal https://tongal.com/twilight You have to log in either with an email, Facebook, or Twitter to vote, but at the moment there is a bug in the system.

You have between now and December 31 to vote for your favorite. We are putting in a special plug for our friend and red carpet buddy Kallie Ross who had one of her pitches selected. She’s also a YA author, check out her series here.

The Twilight Saga: Extended Editions Triple Feature Blu-Ray and DVD

Triple feature TwilightVia the official press release from Lionsgate they are releasing extended versions of the first three Twilight movies. Note at this time there is no extended release of Breaking Dawn Part 1 or Part 2 in this package deal. The Breaking Dawn Extended Edition Part 1 came out as a solo item two years ago.

 

The Bill Condon Breaking Dawn supercut has yet to be seen 

 

Fall in love again with Bella, Edward and Jacob when the epic trilogy, The Twilight Saga: Extended Editions Triple Feature arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) January 13th from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company.  This definitive collection of Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse have been re-edited to include deleted scenes in all-new extended versions of the films. The Twilight Saga: Extended Editions Triple Feature will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98 respectively.

 

The epic romantic series following Bella, Edward and Jacob now returns with formerly deleted scenes added back in. Relive the moment when Bella and Edward first met and watch Jacob’s transformation from a lovelorn teenager into a fearsome shapeshifting wolf in these brand new extended versions.

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2008-2010
Title Copyright: Twilight © 2008, The Twilight Saga: New Moon © 2009 & The                   Twilight Saga: Eclipse © 2010, Artwork & Supplementary Materials ™ & © 2015 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: Unrated: Twilight: this motion picture previously was released in a version rated PG-13 for Some Violence and a Scene of Sensuality. The Twilight Saga: New Moon: this motion picture previously was released in a version rated PG-13 for Some Violence and Action. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: this motion picture previously was released in a version rated PG-13 for Intense Sequences of Action and Violence and Some Sensuality.
Genre: Romance; Drama
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Run Time: Twilight – 126 minutes
The Twilight Saga: New Moon – 138 minutes
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – 129 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Blu-ray Audio Status: Twilight – English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
The Twilight Saga: New Moon – English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 Stereo and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
DVD Audio Status: Twilight – English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
The Twilight Saga: New Moon – English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English 2.0 Dolby Surround
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

Top Ten Characters for #TwilightStories Film Shorts Announced

The Tongal website has announced (see chart below in no particular order)the top ten Twilight characters selected in the fan voting to be featured in the new female fan written short films.  


twilight stories winners

Time to start dusting off that five-year-old fanfic and reworking it.

 

The next stage is the Screen Play submissions. according to the Tongal website (click here full details):

 

PHASE 2: SCREENPLAY OUTLINE (Open to Female Writers) In 500 characters or less, Screenplay Outlines should establish a story that could be expanded into a complete Screenplay, and ultimately a 5-10 minute short film.  You will be required to select which character you’re featuring in your Screenplay Outline from a dropdown menu (if using more than one, please choose only one as the main character). Judges will determine the top 20 Screenplay Outlines. These 20 finalists will receive $500 each and write complete Screenplays in the next phase.

 

Submission Requirements:

  • The Screenplay Proposal must focus on a Selected Character;
  • The Screenplay Proposal must be original, inventive, engaging and dynamic;
  • The Screenplay Proposal must provide a solid basis for a five (5) to ten (10) minute film;
  • The Screenplay Proposal must include drama and/or conflict; and
  • The Screenplay Proposal must be five hundred (500) characters or less.

 

Judging Criteria: The focus on a central character or protagonist; originality and inventiveness; ability to translate into a five (5) to ten (10) minute film; and the number of votes obtained during the Screenplay Proposal Voting Period (25%).  

 

 

 

Win a Copy of The Official Guide to the Twilight Saga!

GUIDERevisedLogoThanks to the announcement of more Twilight Saga film content surrounding The Storytellers: New Voices of the Twilight Saga, knowing the back stories to some of our favorite characters has become more important than ever!  Here is your chance to catch up on all the info you may have been missing.  Three lucky fans will win a copy of The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide.  All you have to do is leave a comment below with the name of the character you are most interested in.  We will pick three winners at random on Wednesday Nov. 19.  For this contest, winners must live in the United States or Canada.  

Revised: 6 Twilight Stories We Think Have The Biggest Twilight Storytellers Potential

victoriaSo clearly this is our subjective and highly biased view given that we helped to edit The Twilight Saga: Official Illustrated Guide , but here are the six stories in no particular order that are found in the The Twilight Saga: Official Illustrated Guide. (You can buy the guide from Barnes and Noble or your favorite indie bookstore) that we think have the most promise for short film adaptation.

 

We published this previously, but we revised our choices based upon the fact that the stories must take place before Bella and Edward met.

 

1. Alice’s Backstory

Alice is easily the most popular female character after Bella. Trust us, whenever there was a Twilight costume contest, there were always more Alice’s than any other character. Her backstory is great when you realize that it’s filled with murder and intrigue. Conniving father, unbelieving mother, being thrown into a mental hospital, and then James thrown in turning her into a vampire.  This is the stuff that keeps you wondering what’s next.

2. Victoria and Heidi A Sisters Story

Are you saying, “wait, what?” Heidi and Victoria are sisters. The answer is yes, sort of. Victoria wasn’t always with James. She started out in England in fact and eventually allied with a coven of women who she considered to be her sisters including Heidi. It all changed when Aro came upon their coven with ulterior motives and murder on his mind. 

3.  Charlotte Peter and Jasper

Who doesn’t love a love story when the odds are stacked against them? Charlotte and Peter’s story is about them breaking free of Maria’s coven and livign their own life saving each other from a dark existance, and in turn actually saving Jasper by giving him hope.

4. Aro and his collection

Aro is the ultimate charming villain. He is a master manipulator. the hard part is picking what angle of his story to go with since he pretty much leaves a trail of bodies wherever he goes. The best bit though is probably the fact that he killed his own sister in order to order to control Marcus and keep him around as a shell of his former shelf.

5.  Carlisle’s Rescue of Esme 

Carlisle, who thinks he is doomed for a life alone, sees a dying Esme (a girl he one knew) and saves her.  There are so many Carlilse fans out there. This story on the first vampire he ever turned is going to be a crowd pleaser.

6. The Story of Benjamin

Benjamin is initially under the control of Amun, but he breaks free and find the woman he loves and she willingly joins his new life.

 

 

 

UPDATE: Given the parameters of the project announced on November 11th, the last two ideas wouldn’t work since all pitches have to take place in the universe BEFORE Bella and Edward met.