A&E Network and executive producer Carlton Cuse are letting fans have a say in the creation of the new series “Bates Motel,” which premieres in March 2013. Cuse is asking the public for their help in creating the 15-second opening title sequence for the series as part of a Facebook contest for fans.
The contest begins today, December 5th, on the “Bates Motel” Facebook page and runs through Thursday, January 3rd.
“We want to give fans the chance to participate in the show,” said Cuse. “We’re looking for an awesome 15-second title sequence that captures the feel of Bates Motel — not as a slasher/horror show, but as a complex, character-based thriller.”
The title sequence contest will live on Facebook, and all entries will require fans to submit their visual idea via a 15-second video submission. Cuse will judge the submissions and ultimately choose the idea that best represents the mood, tone, and overall feel of the series. The prize will be $2,500 and the possibility that the winner’s idea will be brought to life as the title sequence of “Bates Motel.”
“Bates Motel,” starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho where fans will find a teenage Norman Bates and his beautiful mother, Norma, at the start of their journey as the owners of the famed Bates Motel.
“Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions.
Series Premiere Synopsis – “First You Dream, Then You Die”:
Norma Bates buys a motel on the outskirts of an idyllic coastal town seeking a fresh start with her teenage son, the handsome and shy Norman.
For more info visit the official “Bates Motel” website.
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