Olympic Coven to Attend Stephenie Meyer Day

This just in from the organizers of Stephenie Meyer Day in Forks. It looks like the 10th anniversary celebration of Twilight is shaping up to be quite the event.

 

 

Volvo Sweepstakes for Twilight Fans to go With #TwilightStories

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As a proud partner, Volvo Cars is presenting the winning Twilight Stories filmmaker with the all new VOLVO XC90 HYBRID SUV and launching the Volvo Cars “The Storytellers: New Voices of the Twilight Series Drive to Dream Sweepstakes,” where by voting in the contest, fans can enter to win a new VOLVO XC60 CROSSOVER.

Additionally, up to thirteen (13) monthly prize winners will have a chance to receive a Twilight swag bag and Harman Kardon Soho Wireless Headphones or Soundsticks Wireless Home Speakers.

Visit www.VolvoDrivetoDreamSweepstakes.brandmovers.co for more details and ways to enter.

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.  


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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%).