You can become a part of this Web thriller. Paramount Digital Entertainment, part of Viacom, and Gaumont, a leading film production and distribution company in Europe, have announced the development of “Section 8,” an interactive Web series. It’ll be exclusively distributed in the U.S. by MySpace social network.
Endemol, a leading player in entertainment programming, will handle worldwide distribution, product integration, and brand partnerships.
Following the digital release of Jackass 2.5, the first studio-backed feature film to be offered online, comes “Section 8,” an interactive short-form serial thriller.
Featuring an ill-fated cast of characters, Paramount believes, the supernatural thriller will take audiences through a spine-tingling journey as personal dramas are revealed. Throughout the short-form series, each character will face a moment of jeopardy, leaving only one survivor.
In a new media twist, audiences are invited to guess the solution to the cryptic back-story using customized interactive experiences situated in and around the series. When collected together, the series will be redistributed as a full-length feature.
MySpace will be the exclusive hub for “Section 8,” allowing its audience in the U.S. the opportunity to view, share, and interact with the thriller. In addition to finding character descriptions, episode discussions, and behind-the-scenes content, users will be able to embed each episode on their MySpace profile pages.