Lionsgate has plans to continue “The Twilight Saga” with ‘The Storytellers – New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga’, a series of short films to be directed by at least five aspiring female filmmakers.
Author Stephenie Meyer is teaming with Women In Film, Facebook and crowdsourcing platform Tongal on a social media campaign to develop and produce the shorts which will include films based on a broad spectrum of characters from the “Twilight” universe.
Meyer’s “The Twilight Saga: Official Illustrated Guide” will offer guidance for the filmmakers to direct the shorts which will be financed through production advances. Winning shorts will premiere exclusively on Facebook next year.
Amongst those selecting the winners are Meyer, Kristen Stewart, Catherine Hardwicke, Jennifer Lee, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Julie Bowen and Women In Film President Cathy Schulman.