***December 16, 2009***
A big congratulations to everyone involved with creating the awesome Twilight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack! The Grammy nomination is fantastic and also well-deserved. It is an honor to have such talented artists and bands contributing to the Twilight film. Congrats also to Alex Patsavas for doing such an inspired job of bringing them all together.
***June 1, 2009***
Winner list of 2009 MTV Movie Awards:
- Best Movie: “Twilight”
- Best Female Performance: Kristen Stewart, “Twilight”
- Breakthrough Performance Male: Robert Pattinson, “Twilight”
- Best Fight: Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet, “Twilight”
- Best Kiss: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, “Twilight”
Thank you, everybody who voted at the MTV Movie Awards! It was awesome to see Twilight get so much love. Congratulations to Catherine and Rob and Kristen and all of the cast and everyone at Summit and everybody on the crew! You all did an amazing job and you deserve your popcorn!
Twilight fans are the best!
***March 19, 2009*** (part 2)
This just in from Summit:
TWILIGHT talent and filmmakers will be making surprise appearances at the “TWILIGHT at MIDNIGHT” release parties in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Salt Lake City.
***March 19, 2009***
In case you just can’t get enough of everything that has to do with Twilight the movie, I recently received the following note from Atlantic Records (the company that produced the soundtrack from Twilight the movie):
TWILIGHT Soundtrack Deluxe CD/DVD
Chop Shop / Atlantic Records has released a deluxe CD/DVD version of the soundtrack! The double disc soundtrack will feature lots of bonus content including 5 bonus songs, and 30 minutes of interviews and music videos.
***March 17, 2009***
I just received the following information from Summit:
TWILIGHT at MIDNIGHT : 03-20-09
On Friday, March 20, 2009, from 10PM until 12 midnight, Summit Home Entertainment and retailers across the country will provide TWILIGHT fans with the chance to celebrate the midnight DVD release of the film that has unanimously been described as a “full-blown pop culture phenomenon.” Participating retailers will stay open late as fans line up to purchase the DVD of the epic romance at midnight parties. While there, contests, autographed merchandise raffles, giveaways, limited edition merchandise including collectable clothing and memorabilia will all be available!
In addition, TWILIGHT actors and filmmakers will be making surprise appearances at select locations throughout the country!
Visit TwilightTheMovie.com to locate a release party near you!
If you aren’t able to make it to an event on Friday night, you can reserve your copy right now by clicking here to pre-order the DVD.
***February 12, 2009***
|Here is another update from Elizabeth:
***February 4, 2009***
|Exciting news for fans of Twilight the movie! Little, Brown will be publishing Twilight: Director’s Notebook written by Catherine Hardwicke. It will be released on March 17th. This intimate look on making the movie will include inside secrets on everything from casting to wardrobe along with personal notes from Catherine and behind-the-scenes photographs. Scroll down to read the press release and here to read Entertainment Weekly’s article. [Please note: I have not been able to find anyone who is accepting pre-orders for the book, but I will post a link as soon as I find it somewhere.]|
February 4, 2009 (New York, NY) — Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group, will release Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight: Director’s Notebook as a one-day laydown on March 17, 2009, it was announced today by Megan Tingley, the division’s Senior Vice President and Publisher. This intimate look at the making of Summit Entertainment’s film follows visionary director Hardwicke through the creative process. Designed to replicate the director’s own personal notebook that she kept on set, readers will discover the inside secrets on casting, location scouting and wardrobe to storyboard sketches, behind-the-scenes photographs, personal notes about Catherine’s favorite scenes and much more. This one-of-a-kind experience for all Twilight fans will be released in hardcover for $17.99 with an announced first printing of 500,000 copies.
“With this book, I tried to show fans and aspiring filmmakers some of the process that the crew and I went through filming Twilight,” said Hardwicke. “My challenge was to translate Stephenie’s powerful book and make you feel what she makes you feel when you read her words.”
The movie version of Twilight has grossed over $340 million worldwide since its release on November 21, 2008. The movie debuted at #1 at the box office with $70 million, making it the highest debut for a female director.Twilight: Director’s Notebook is being released just in time for the March 21st multi-million copy release ofTwilight on DVD.
In three years, Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The Twilight Saga’s translation rights have been sold in 39 countries and over 42 million copies have been sold worldwide. The last book in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, sold 1.3 million copies in its first day on-sale, breaking publisher records.
Catherine Hardwicke trained as an architect at the University of Texas, and started in film as a production designer. She designed over 20 films, including Tombstone, Tank Girl, Three Kings, and Vanilla Sky. Hardwicke’s debut as a feature film co-writer and director was the Sundance award winning Thirteen. Made for under $2 million dollars, it garnered an Academy Award-nomination for Holly Hunter. She has since directedLords of Dogtown, The Nativity Story, and most recently, Twilight.
***January 10, 2009***
I apologize for forgetting to post the DVD release date yesterday (I didn’t realize that the Amazon page doesn’t have the information yet). The Twilight DVD will be released on Saturday, March 21st. Although I’m sure most of you have already pre-ordered your ‘Special Edition’ DVD’s by now, I thought I would post the special feature information that Summit sent in case you haven’t seen it anywhere else yet:
SPECIAL FEATURES — DISC ONE
- Five extended scenes with director introductions
- Audio commentary (Catherine Hardwicke, Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart)
- Three music videos (Muse, Paramore, Linkin Park)
SPECIAL FEATURES — DISC TWO
- Five deleted scenes with director introductions
- Seven-part documentary: “The Adventure Begins: The Journey from Page to Screen”
- Comic-Con Phenomenon featurette
- And more!
So, if you have not pre-ordered the movie already, you can click here to do so. Have a great day — just 10 weeks left until you can watch Twilight in the comfort of your own home!
***January 9, 2009***
Good news: the Twilight DVD two-disc special edition can now be pre-ordered! Click here to reserve your copy of Twilight (Two-Disc Special Edition)