Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and YouTube Spaces are teaming up to help you generate new content for your channel as they help you with your superhero stories.
Starting the first week of May, select YouTube creators, including Machinima, TheBrothersRiedell, Adi Shankar, Lana McKissack and more, will have the opportunity to develop an original superhero concept and produce cutting edge content on cinematic-quality sets,* including a secret lair complete with a high-tech command center, science lab and weapons locker. Creators can also ‘take to the streets’ to virtually scale buildings, fly over skyscrapers or even take the battle to outer space for action sequences in YouTube Spaces’ state-of-the-art green screen stages.
*Sets will vary by region.
As part of the program, POW! Entertainment will offer educational sessions with master stunt coordinators and visual effects experts, along with professional costume consultations to help create a “super” original look for participating YouTube creators. 12 channels will be selected for a script consultation with Stan Lee’s POW! development team and an additional six global channels will earn a script consultation with Stan Lee, himself! Select creators will also be invited to speak on panels and present their content at Stan Lee’s 2015 Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles.
“We’re celebrating the superhero genre and I’m excited to partner with YouTube Spaces to help develop ideas and create new superheroes along with some of the most brilliant and creative minds in the entertainment industry,” said Stan Lee, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment.
“From radioactive spiders to suits made of iron, Stan Lee’s iconic comic book characters have entertained us for generations and it is an honor to have him and POW! Entertainment work with YouTube Spaces and our creators to inspire the next generation of superhero storytellers,” said Christopher D’Angelo, Head of Spaces, Americas.
Videos from YouTube’s World of Superheroes program at YouTube Spaces are slated to go live between mid-June and the end of July on individual creator channels, and will also be promoted on Stan Lee’s World of Heroes channel and the official YouTube Spaces channel.
About YouTube Spaces
YouTube Spaces are state-of-the-art production facilities designed specifically for YouTube creators to produce great video content, from production and editing through uploading to YouTube. Run by YouTube’s in-house experts, the Spaces serve as a creative production facility for both established and emerging YouTube creators who are part of the YouTube Partner Program. Located in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, New York, São Paulo and Berlin, YouTube Spaces enable creators to learn from industry experts, collaborate with other creators, and have access to the latest production and post-production digital video equipment — all made at no charge by YouTube provided you qualify and your application to use the Space is accepted. For more information, please visit www.youtube.com/space.
About POW! Entertainment
POW! Entertainment Inc. (QTCQB:POWN) is a multi-‐media entertainment company founded by noted comic book writer Stan Lee together with award-‐winning producer Gill Champion and the late intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW!’s principals have extensive backgrounds in the creation and production of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW! is utilizing Stan Lee’s historical background by perpetuating his legacy while creating and developing all new live-‐action films, television, digital games, merchandising, licensing and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion. POW! partners with third parties and strategic alliances, including studios and networks, in the production and distribution of new POW! character franchises. For more information, visit http://www.powentertainment.com