Legendary and Guillermo del Toro Announce YouTube Spaces Initiative
Legendary Entertainment and Guillermo del Toro are teaming up with YouTube Spaces for a new initiative that will give YouTube creators the opportunity to create original videos on terrifying cinematic sets.
Find more details below including a video of Guillermo del Toro announcing the project as well as concept art.
YouTube Space House of Horrors: A Legendary Halloween
Halloween just got a whole lot scarier as YouTube Spaces, Legendary Entertainment and master filmmaker Guillermo del Toro are teaming up to deliver horror-inspired content onto the biggest video sharing platform in the world.
Legendary Entertainment is committed to elevating the horror genre with their signature blend of filmmaking craftsmanship and fan-focused passion. As part of 2014’s Halloween holiday celebration, Legendary and YouTube Spaces are partnering to provide the ideal setting and resources to connect with one of the most creative filmmaking communities in the world and seek out the brave new voice in horror.
YouTube creators will have the opportunity to create original videos on terrifying cinematic sets inspired by Guillermo del Toro at YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and New York, as part of a special global programming event on YouTube.
From September 22 – October 28, 2014, YouTube creators will write, shoot and edit their scariest videos at the YouTube Spaces. As well as appearing on individual creator channels, all content will appear on the YouTube Spaces channel, the official Legendary YouTube channel and promoted through social media platforms. Videos are slated to go live between October 21 and Halloween.
In celebration of his return to horror with the upcoming Crimson Peak, master of ceremonies, Guillermo del Toro, will select his scariest videos to come out of each region and provide a personal rough-cut creative consultation with the creators.
The program’s finale will see Legendary offer one lucky YouTube creator a development deal to realize the full potential of their idea.
The effort is part of YouTube Spaces’ tent-pole programming initiative that furthers the Spaces’ mission to bring together the most creative people in the world around celebrated cultural events.
About the Sets
The Guillermo del Toro-inspired sets vary by Space but may include a Great Room from an old manor house lined with walls of books, a sinister staircase and Gothic windows that lead out to a haunted garden; a room filled with exotic & occult artifacts from around the world; an abandoned Solarium cluttered with over-grown plants, birdcages and weathered tools; a claustrophobic Attic with foreboding art, dusty mirrors and a hidden trap door.
About YouTube Spaces
YouTube Spaces are state-of-the-art production facilities designed specifically for YouTube creators to produce digital video content, from production and editing through uploading to YouTube. Run by YouTube's in-house experts, the Spaces serve as a creative production facility for both established and emerging YouTube creators who are part of the YouTube Partner Program. Located in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and New York (opening late 2014), YouTube Spaces enable creators to learn from industry experts, collaborate with other creators, and have access to the latest production and post-production digital video equipment -- all available at no charge by YouTube provided you qualify and your application to use the Space is accepted. For more information, please visit www.youtube.com/space.
About Legendary Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic. Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world's most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $9 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com