Team Edward or Team Jacob? The Twilight film series may be a wrap, but studio Lionsgate and creator Stephenie Meyer announced that five short films based on Twilight characters, helmed by aspiring female directors, will debut next year, exclusively on Facebook, The New York Times reported.
Facebook users can get satisfaction, as official concert films and documentaries featuring The Rolling Stones are now available on a video-on-demand basis via the band’s Facebook page following the creation of an application by Eagle Rock Entertainment, which oversees many of the group’s home-video releases, and Facebook VOD platform Screenburn Media.
Wondering which summer movies to watch? Socialtyze, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, teamed up with movie review site Rotten Tomatoes to help out. Through this online app, users can compete against Facebook friends in guessing which movies critics rated as fresh or rotten.
Can Facebook users’ likes and interests help determine their ideal chocolate flavors? Cadbury aims to find out, teaming up with Red Agency to launch the Flavour Matcher application on the Cadbury Dairy Milk Facebook page in the coming weeks, as well as the Joy Generator, a vending machine that serves up Facebook users’ ideal flavors after being given access to their profiles.
Slingshot, the photo- and video-sharing application released by Facebook last month, is one of the components of the social media campaign backing the digital video-on-demand re-release of feature film Affluenza by FilmBuff, a company that buys and distributes independent narrative films and documentaries.
Facebook fans of pop star Katy Perry who are located in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada can view Katy Perry the Movie: Part of Me – a movie chronicling her 2011 world tour — directly on Perry’s Facebook page, using the media player from Screenburn Media.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of Caleb Johnson, winner of season 13 of Fox reality-competition series “American Idol.”