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Lions Gate Invites Female Filmmakers to Make ‘Twilight’ Short Films

twilightcoverLions Gate will host a contest for aspiring female directors to create short films based on characters from Stephenie Meyers’ Twilight saga. The participants will consult Meyers’ 2011 encyclopedic tome, The Twilight Saga: Official Illustrated Guide.

Deadline reports that five winners will be selected to receive production advances to finance their short films. The five installments of “The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of ‘The Twilight Saga’” series will be released exclusively on Facebook in 2015. From there, fans will vote on which filmmaker deserves a grand prize which includes cash and career opportunities.

Here’s more from The New York Times: ”A group of female panelists, including the Twilight actress Kristen Stewart and Ms. Meyer, will select the winning shorts and mentor participants, Lions Gate said. Other panelists include the actresses Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer and Julie Bowen; Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first Twilight movie; the film producer Cathy Schulman; and Jennifer Lee, who co-directed Frozen. Certain contest details, including the length of the shorts, are still being worked out and will be made available on Tongal.com, a crowdsourcing platform.”

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Red Riding Hood Director Catherine Hardwicke & Author Sarah Blakley-Cartwright in Conversation

The new film adaptation of Red Riding Hood opens today.

We caught up with director Catherine Hardwicke and author Sarah Blakley-Cartwright to find out a little more about the novel, the movie, and what’s next for both of them.

S = Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
C = Catherine Hardwicke

Q: How did you sign onto this project? Did you go through an agent? Did you get picked up by an editor?
S: You know, I didn’t. I actually have a very different ‘getting-started’ story. I have known Catherine since I was eleven. She’s been a total mentor to me. She’s been an amazing friend who has seen me throughout the ages. I’ve actually been in every one of her movies; I have little appearances.

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‘Red Riding Hood’ Film Adapted into Novel

Little Brown Books for Young Readers will publish a novel alongside director Catherine Hardwicke‘s upcoming film, Red Riding Hood.

The film (the trailer is embedded above) won’t be released until March, but the print book and enhanced eBook version will come out on January 25th. Hardwicke wrote an introduction to the novel and fans can download a bonus chapter on March 14th.

Here’s more from the release: “Debut author Sarah Blakley-Cartwright has crafted a lyrical thriller, adapting the movie’s story into a stunning stand-alone work that will have readers eagerly anticipating the film’s opening. Blakley-Cartwright wrote Red Riding Hood from a unique and coveted vantage point — she was on set every day with Hardwicke weaving in details from the world created for the film.”

Twilight Director Adapts Red Riding Hood

Catherine Hardwicke, the filmmaker who brought the first Twilight film to the big screen, has directed what appears to be a dark adaptation of Red Riding Hood. The trailer is embedded above.

David Johnson based his script on the Grimm Brothers‘ version of Little Red Riding Hood. Amanda Seyfried (star of the recent adaptation of Nicholas SparksDear John) stars alongside Gary Oldman (who co-starred in several Harry Potter films).

The tale of Little Red Riding Hood has existed for 700 years. The earliest known printed version was found in a 1697 story collection by French fantasy author Charles Perrault. The title in French is Le Petit Chaperon Rouge. (Via Ace Showbiz)