Los Angeles, CA (July 17, 2008) — FanLib®, the People Powered Entertainment™ company, has been recognized as a Finalist for the 2007-2008 PRIMETIME INTERACTIVE EMMY AWARD along with Showtime Networks, OurChart.com and Electric Sheep for its work on Showtime's interactive programs for the hit drama, THE L WORD. The honor was announced today at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles.
FanLib and OurChart.com's "You Write It" event invited fans to re-imagine a scene from previous seasons of THE L WORD. Fans rated the submissions and a team of judges headed by series creator and executive producer Ilene Chaiken chose 10 finalists. One Grand Prize Winner, Molly Fisher, was selected and her experience as the winner was chronicled in a series of short videos that aired online and on-air. This groundbreaking program culminated with Molly's scene, entitled "Is She, or Isn't She," being produced as part of an episode of THE L WORD that aired in January 2008.
"The 'You Write It' event realized the vision of seeing fan stories incorporated into Hollywood productions for the first time," said Chris M. Williams, co-founder and CEO of FanLib. "I'm thrilled to see the Academy taking interactivity so seriously, and proud to share this honor with Showtime and OurChart who have been outstanding partners throughout this exciting process."
The first episode of the online series chronicling Molly's winning adventure can be seen at the below web page:
FanLib, Inc. is the People Powered Entertainment® company. Since 2003, FanLib has been producing participatory online events that bring fans together with well-known writers, publishers, and media companies including CBS Interactive, Showtime Networks, Simon & Schuster, Warner Bros. and HarperCollins. FanLib, Inc. is a private, venture-funded company based in Los Angeles.