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Do you have a story idea with an ‘Ultrabook’?

Zafar Anjum | Aug. 27, 2012
Intel and W Hotels launch innovative film series, ‘Four Stories,’ produced and curated by Roman Coppola and The Directors Bureau; three winning scripts to be produced at W Hotels around the globe

Intel and W Hotels jointly give a call to all aspiring filmmakers: They have launched launched "Four Stories," an innovative screenplay competition curated by acclaimed film director and screenwriter Roman Coppola and his award-winning production company, The Directors Bureau.

Intel is a leading IT company and W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 42 hotels and retreats.

According to a media statement by these companies, starting today through 30 August, filmmakers can visit to upload their original screenplays -- inspired by the highly mobile, 24x7 nature of travel -- for the chance to see their idea come to life on the big screen.

Three winning screenplays will be selected from a global pool of submissions (via by an exclusive panel of industry leaders, including Roman Coppola (The Directors Bureau), Michaelangelo L'Acqua (W Hotels global music director), Deborah Conrad (chief marketing officer at Intel), Eddy Moretti (executive producer and creative director at VICE), Michael Pitt (actor), Jeff Baena (screenwriter), Chloe Sevigny (actress), PJ Ransone (actor) and Blake Whitman (vice president of creative development at Vimeo) and Danny Gabai (agent, motion pictures for William Morris Endeavor).

"Four Stories" is the first collaboration from The Ultrabook Experience, a new initiative from Intel.

The companies said that "Four Stories" will be comprised of three winning scripts that will be developed and transformed by Coppola and The Directors Bureau into 10-minute shorts inspired by the intense energy of the global jetsetter, each with its own talented cast. The only condition is that 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 Roman, who most recently co-wrote Wes Anderson's summer film, 'Moonrise Kingdom'.

As part of the overall collaboration between Intel and W Hotels Worldwide, high-impact Ultrabook design installations will be featured at W Hong Kong, W London-Leicester Square, W New York, W Paris-Opéra, W San Francisco and W Singapore, allowing both W guests and locals alike to interact with the latest in innovative technology.


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