Press release from Nixco
Movie Network Channels is pleased to announce AFI award winning actor, Gyton Grantley as the Ambassador of the online filmmaking competition, MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST. Grantley has been a huge supporter of up and coming filmmakers and has often donated his time to act in short films.
Grantley's experience across film, TV and theatre makes him a suitable match to be the MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST representative. As ambassador for the competition, Grantley will also be part of the judging panel to choose the winner of MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST.
MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST is the exciting new online competition which gives filmmakers the opportunity to win a $50,000 production budget to produce a seven part web series for MOVIE EXTRA. The winning series will premiere online at www.mnc.tv and broadcast on air in 2011 on MOVIE EXTRA.
"I am thrilled to be part of this initiative which takes filmmaking to an online platform and gives filmmakers a chance to have their creative work produced," says Gyton Grantley, Ambassador of MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST.
Since the launch of the competition on Facebook, there has been a great response to MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST with some well crafted creative entries already submitted and nearly 3000 fans getting involved to date via the Facebook page.
Due to the popularity of the competition and requests from budding filmmakers, MOVIE EXTRA has extended the deadline for entries to the 15th November.
Entering the competition is easy, simply pitch an original web series via treatment (descriptive synopsis for each episode in the series) and create a 60 second trailer to be uploaded on MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST Facebook page.
MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST is one of the first competitions of its kind to be hosted entirely within Facebook. The amount of friends who 'like' and comment on the work will play a role in the judging process. Entrants are encouraged to engage with many forms of social media to promote their entry online and increase their chance of winning.
To enter, vote and for further information about MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST visit www.facebook.com/movieextrawebfest