SOURCE: Talenthouse Inc.

Talenthouse Inc.

June 24, 2010 13:33 ET

Blockbuster Director Steven E. de Souza Opens Worldwide Search for Up and Coming Filmmakers Through Talenthouse

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2010) -  Talenthouse, the leading platform for creative collaboration, has partnered with accomplished producer and screenwriter Steven E. de Souza to provide aspiring filmmakers a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the most renowned screenwriters in cinematography's history.

Steven, whose films have earned over $2 billion at the worldwide box office, with blockbusters such as Die Hard, 48hrs, Commando, The Running Man, Ricochet and Lara Croft Tomb Raider, is inviting aspiring filmmakers to take part in a new creative invite exclusively found on

He asks filmmakers the world over to produce their own short films that will be showcased as part of his suspense series "Unknown Sender," which was an unprecedented triple honoree at the 2009 Webby Awards for Best Writing, Best Dramatic Series, and Best Individual Performance -- Timothy Dalton.

To be considered for this opportunity, filmmakers are asked to visit, select one of four scripts provided, produce their episode based upon the script and then submit the finished film to Talenthouse. Scripts used for the episodes were previously selected by Steven E. de Souza through a script writing competition by Talenthouse partner

The selected filmmakers will receive full credits, wide exposure through the release on StrikeTV and, their share of ad revenue generated on StrikeTV and constructive feedback of their film from Steven E. de Souza himself. The ten runner-ups will receive a signed copy of the Die Hard DVD collection plus autographed copies of Steven's critically acclaimed graphic novel re-boot of Will Eisner's "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle."

This creative invite is co-hosted by and

About Talenthouse

Talenthouse is the leading platform for creative collaboration, providing artists unprecedented opportunities for recognition and compensation. Talenthouse embraces artists at every level of their career, as well as all supporters of the arts. Attracted by the potential for discovering, collaborating with and mentoring emerging talent, many global brands and acclaimed industry icons are involved with Talenthouse by hosting Creative Invites. Brands choose Talenthouse to engage in a dialogue with their audience in a targeted, relevant and credible context.

Talenthouse has launched projects with global brands and entertainment icons to help discover new talent, such as Nokia, adidas, Universal Music, Montblanc, Glamour Magazine, The Art Department, Decca Records, Boy George, Photek, The Vienna Symphony, Island Dej Jam, wet n wild Cosmetics, BBH, Rihanna, Kirsty Almeida, Diane Pernet, Ryan Leslie, Caitlin Moe, Taio Cruz and Naomi Campbell.

About MakingOf is a digital media company that provides a behind-the-scenes look at entertainment creation on the Internet, mobile platforms and television. It's the first and only place to find the latest behind-the-scenes movie content. Founded by Natalie Portman and CEO Christine Aylward, MakingOf currently focuses on the making of movies and features exclusive video interviews with leading filmmakers (actors, directors, writers, producers and more), on-set video segments, trailers, photo galleries, and an interactive community of filmmakers and film lovers. MakingOf's substantial library includes 500 exclusive video interviews with filmmakers and talent, such as Ron Howard, Kathryn Bigelow, Harold Ramis, Philip Seymour Hofmann, and Jeff Bridges. In total, MakingOf features more than 1,100 pieces of content representing 360 movies including trailers, photos, exclusive behind-the-scenes clips, and exclusive interviews.

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About Scripped

Scripped provides web-based screenwriting software to over 60,000 users worldwide. Scripped also crowdsources scripts on behalf of producers and brands. Scripped counts Edward Burns, Steven E. de Souza, and Alex Albrecht amongst its producer clients. In March 2009, Scripped merged with Zhura.

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