Intel and W Hotels have launched an innovative screenplay competition entitled Four Stories.
Intended to give aspiring filmmakers a platform for global exposure, the competition seeks original screenplays inspired by the highly mobile, 24/7 nature of travel.
Three winning screenplays will be selected from an international pool of submissions by an exclusive and star-studded panel of industry leaders including acclaimed writer and producer Roman Coppola, actors Michael Pitt, Chloë Sevigny, James Ransone and Blake Whitman as well as other industry leaders.
The winning scripts will be developed and transformed by Coppola and The Directors Bureau into 10-minute shorts which will be shot at glamorous W Hotel destinations like W Barcelona, W Doha Hotel & Residences, W Retreat & Spa Maldives, W Mexico City and W Washington D.C.
Scripts must be set in a W Hotel, and the Intel-inspired Ultrabook must play a key role in the film. To complete the series, the fourth film will be written and directed by Coppola, who most recently co-wrote Wes Anderson’s summer film, “Moonrise Kingdom.”
Coppola recently said of the initiative:
“I admire W Hotels and Intel for encouraging emerging artists by giving them this chance to introduce themselves. To all those people thinking of participating, I hope that they take this opportunity to be bold, to push boundaries and to think of ideas which are totally unique to themselves. As Thomas Edison said: ‘Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.’”
Vincent Gillet – Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide & Le Méridien – added:
“We’re thrilled to partner with Intel on this exciting film initiative that provides a global platform for emerging talent. Like the W Hotels Designers of the Future Award and the W Hotels and burn studios DJ Lab, the Four Stories film series is yet another way for W to identify and support rising visionaries in their field, while showcasing what’s new and next to our global guests.”
Four Stories will premiere this fall at red carpet events at select W Hotels around the world, and will be broadcast on The Ultrabook Experience website, whotels.com, the W brand’s social media channels and W Vision in-room entertainment channel.
Filmmakers can visit Intel.com/fourstories to upload their original screenplays.
View the official press release for full contest info.