Friday, March 25, 2011

Entertainment: Bing teams up with Xtranormal for a film festival

If you’re a film maker, this should definitely a good news for you. Bing has teamed up with Xtranormal to bring movie making people with a proven talent. If you’re lucky and the fortune favors you, you can win over $10,000 in prizes as an Xtranormal character for life. The team invites you to visit here and create a two minutes or under video that highlights the theme across three genres: Romance, Action and Horror.

Judges including Fisher Stevens, iJustine and Jason C. Henry, SVP/TV Development with Ryan Seacrest Productions will select the winners for each category, with a grand prize presented at Bing’s party at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26th.  When asked about her role as judge, iJustine had this to say: “I’m really excited to be involved in this project because, honestly, I’d rather do the judging than be the judged! Xtranormal and Bing have teamed up on something really fun here and I can’t wait to see the creativity and shear ridiculousness that the entrants come up with. Bring on the videos!”

If you’re not familiar with Xtranormal, your mission is to bring movie making to the people. Everyone watches movies and they make it easy for anyone to make movies. Their approach to movie-making builds on an almost universally held skill—typing. You type something; they turn it into a movie. Bing says that its goal is to help you make informed decisions and this contest will highlight a whole new look at decisions.

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