Monday, May 4, 2009

Youtube Contest Judges Announced!

We're quite honored to have assembled such a notable list of judges! In addition to the $1000 first prize, it's a great opportunity for anyone producing their own episode to have their work seen by industry professionals such as (drum roll):

Gillian Horvath - Creative Consultant, Producer, and Writer for TV shows such as "Highlander", "Xena", "Beastmaster", "Forever Knight", "Painkiller Jane", "Flash Gordon", "Queen of Swords", "Mythquest", and "Andromeda".

William Malone - Director on films such as "House on Haunted Hill", "Feardotcom", "Parasomnia", "Creature", "Scared to Death" and on TV shows "Masters of Horror", "The Others", "Freddy's Nightmares", "Tales from the Crypt", and "Dark Justice"

Jeff Pruitt - Stunt Coordinator / Second Unit Director for shows such as "Buffy" , "Sheena", "New Adventures of Robin Hood", "Martial Law", "Power Rangers", "Sword of Honor", "Action Man", "The Hunter", "Open Fire", "Deadly Target", "Scanner Cop", "Martial Outlaw", "Bounty Tracker", and "Timecop - The Berlin Decision"

Anthony Delongis - SwordMaster, Weapons Expert and Actor credited in films such as "Fearless", "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull", "The Rundown", "Secondhand Lions", "Batman Returns", "Far and Away", "Sword and the Sorcerer", "Masters of the Universe", and on TV shows such as "Highlander", "Star Trek Voyager", "Babylon 5", "Queen of Swords", "Magnificent Seven", "Sinbad", and "Conan".

Matthew Gratzner - Co-Owner of New Deal Studios, which is credited with award-winning visual effects in films such as "Dark Knight", "Iron Man", "Watchmen", "Spiderman", "X-men", "Terminator - Salvation", "The Aviator", "Live Free or Die Hard", "Fantastic Four", "Riddick", "Pitch Black", "X-Files", "Alien Resurrection", "Resident Evil 3" and "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen".

Abbie Bernstein - Film Critic and Writer for Fangoria, Drama-Logue, IF Magazine, Dreamwatch, Drama-logue, and writer for guidebooks on Firefly, Serenity and Fantastic Four.

I will also be on the judging panel as Writer / Actor / Director and Series Producer for "The Hunted", Star of "Ring of Steel" and "Dragon Fury", Fight Choreographer, Second Unit Director, and VFX artist on films such as "Crouching Tiger", "X-Men", "Cloverfield", "Riddick" and "Fantastic Four".

Remember, the deadline for episodes is July 12 (so get movin!). Judging will be held July 18 in time for Comic Con and the upcoming Vampire Film Festival in New Orleans. For full contest rules and details, check out