Are you ready for your close-up? Yoostar today announced a revolutionary home entertainment system allowing users to star in their favorite movie scenes together with the original actors and share their performances online and with family, friends and other Yoostar users.
Yoostar has entered into license agreements with Paramount Pictures Corporation, Universal Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Lions Gate Films, Inc. for access to a combined total of 800 movies from the film libraries of these major content players. Iconic clips from these studios’ libraries will be available both with purchase of the Yoostar system and through purchase and download at www.yoostar.com.
The Yoostar system ($149.95 suggested retail price) includes all the tools to turn a home or office into a movie studio: a sophisticated camera with built-in microphone, green screen, remote control and Yoostar software that runs on both PCs and Macs. The Yoostar system comes with an initial assortment of clips, with hundreds of other film scenes and television moments available for purchase and download at www.yoostar.com. Each month, users will have access to new clips from the vast libraries of the studios, which include films such as “The Godfather,” “Psycho,” “The Pink Panther” and “Saw.” Yoostar’s patented Active Immersion Technology digitally removes original actors from scenes and allows users to flawlessly insert themselves into the actor’s place. Users can deliver faithful, on-script performances or their own interpretation of movie scenes while interacting with their favorite stars. The number of takes is unlimited, ensuring that the user gets exactly the performance they want before wrapping the scene.
The Yoostar system allows users to record performances on their PC or Mac for local viewing and to also upload performances to www.yoostar.com for others to view, rate and share. Yoostar.com is a fully developed social networking site where users can build their own personal actor pages, build communities of friends and share favorite performances – on the site itself and through embeddable players and widgets. Yoostar is poised to become one of the largest content-driven and social networking sites, with users having virtually unlimited opportunities to share their starring performances with the world.
Yoostar will be available in late spring 2009.