Fans are being given the opportunity to take part in the creation of the A&E drama series “Bates Motel” with a Facebook contest presented by the network and producer Carlton Cuse to devise a fifteen-second opening title sequence for the show.
The contest opens today, Dec. 5 on www.facebook.com/BatesMotelAETV and continues through Jan. 3, 2013.
“We want to give fans the chance to participate in the show,” Cuse said in a news release. “We’re looking for an awesome fifteen-second title sequence that captures the feel of Bates Motel – not as a slasher/horror show, but as a complex, character-based thriller.”
“Bates Motel,” debuting in March, stars Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore and is a contemporary prequel to the classic movie “Psycho” in which a teenage Norman Bates and his beautiful mother, Norma, are in the beginning stages of their ownership of the Bates Motel.
Entrants must submit their visual idea for the title sequence contest as a fifteen-second video.
Carlton will judge the entries and ultimately select the idea that best represents the mood, tone and overall feel of the show.
$2,500 will go to the winner, as well as the possibility of their idea being used for the title sequence of “Bates Motel.”
Universal Television produces the series for A&E Network, with Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serving as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions.
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