You know all of those wonderfully awful flicks that Syfy channel airs on Saturdays? Mega Piranha? Mansquito? I bet every time you see one you think “if I had the budget of this flick, I could make something better.” Well, now you have a chance to participate, thanks to the unique pairing of IGN.com and Syfy channel. Here are the detail:
SYFY AND IGN.COM CREATE IMAGINATIVE NEW ONLINE PRODUCTION SITE ENABLING FANS TO CREATE ELEMENTS OF A SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIE — FROM CONCEPT AND CHARACTER TRAITS TO CREATURES AND DIALOGUE INNOVATIVE 15-MONTH LONG B MOVIE MOGUL PARTNERSHIP KICKS OFF FRIDAY, JUNE 25
New York, NY — June 22, 2010 — Want to create the next mega-Syfy Saturday Original Movie? Beginning Friday, June 25, Syfy and IGN.com will launch an imaginative, innovative online production site enabling fans a unique opportunity to build — from start to finish — a movie that will air on Syfy in 2011.
B Movie Mogul allows users to select everything from the movie concept, title, creatures, wardrobe, dialogue and promotional taglines to how a character gets killed — even the character’s final words!
Online ‘producers’will also have access to development and production meetings through updates written by both IGN and Syfy executives, as well as being the first to see initial creature designs and artwork.
Kicking off before the Saturday, June 26 premiere of the highly anticipated Saturday Original Movie Dinocroc vs Supergator — produced by B Movie cult icon Roger Corman — B Movie Mogul begins with a six week voting period. Fans can choose among the following initial story concepts, which are major tenets of the science fiction genre:
When the President’s plane goes down in the Bermuda Triangle, a rescue force discovers that the cause of unexplained disappearances is not an electromagnetic force or weather anomalies — it’s a monstrous alien creature.
In 1947, something crash-landed in the desert near Roswell, New Mexico. Pieces of the strange craft were found, photographed and quickly confiscated by the U.S. government — but no one ever talks about the living creature that was recovered from the site.
On December 21st in the last year of the Mayan calendar, something thought long dead rises to live again — and that means trouble for civilization.
The winning movie concept will be announced during the Saturday, August 14 Saturday Original Movie. Once the movie has been chosen, fans will continue creating the movie by selecting specific details about character and plot, revising these broad concepts to provide a fresh perspective on these genre staples.
B Movie Mogul also includes:
inside info from cast/director/Syfy staff
Promotional opportunities such as:
Winning props from the set and from past Syfy Saturday Original Movies
Creature profile pieces
Syfy is one of television’s most prolific producers of original movies. Saturday Original Movies average nearly two million total viewers in 2010.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)
IGN Entertainment, a unit of News Corporation, is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Its flagship site IGN.com is the #1 website for video games information, and collectively, IGN’s video games-related properties reached more than 35.3 million unique users worldwide in April 2010, according to comScore Media Metrix.