Intertainment Media Inc. has announced that its social media, real time, experiential communications platform, Ortsbo is teaming up with two of pop culture’s legendary names Stan Lee and Gene Simmons for “Ortsbo Live and Global at the Sundance Film Festival“. The event will be live to audiences worldwide on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from the Canyons Grand Summit Resort in Park City, Utah.
As part of Ortsbo’s new platform viewers can watch the Q and A live via an online broadcast video stream with multi-lingual closed captioning in the broadcast language of their choice. Fans and media alike can be a part of this worldwide event by logging on at Ortsbo and submitting questions to Lee and Simmons. Available in more than 50 languages, the live Q and A will be instantly translated by the Ortsbo service, to enable users from around the world to send and receive messages in their native language.
|Tuesday, January 24, 2012|
|12:45 p.m. MT (2:45 p.m. EST; 7:45 p.m. GMT; 8:45 p.m. CET)|
|Log on to www.ortsbo.com to participate
“I’m delighted to know that people around the world will be able to participate in this live discussion in their native language,” said Stan Lee, Chief Creative Officer and Chairman of POW! Entertainment. “Comics have been translated into numerous other languages and it will be great to communicate with those readers directly. I haven’t ever been a part of something quite like this before, it’s going to be sensational!”
“Stan Lee is one of today’s most iconic creators, the characters and comic books he has been involved with are known around the world and have had a huge impact on society, he will make a perfect guest for our global event,” said Simmons. “Ortsbo is amazing technology, it breaks down the language barriers and allows us to chat with our families, business contacts and anyone we need to around the world without delay.”
“We’re excited to host this event from Sundance Film Festival, it provides even further proof of concept of the Live and Global platform,” said David Lucatch, CEO of Ortsbo Inc. “We are thrilled to have this powerful combination of Gene Simmons and Stan Lee and certain that it will be a spectacular event.”
Lee and Simmons will be on hand to tell stories, take questions from fans and discuss Lee’s documentary, “With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story,” which will premiere during the festival. The documentary uncovers Lee’s journey from the early days of his Depression-era upbringing through the Marvel Age of Comics to his current company POW! Entertainment. The story is told through the words of Lee himself, accompanied by numerous interviews with comic book creators, actors, film producers, family and friends.
Simmons is fluent in five languages, including English, Hebrew, Hungarian and German, some Japanese, and he’s working to add Mandarin to his repertoire. The global entertainer and entrepreneur has lent his legendary personality to help spread the word about Ortsbo’s unique translator experience.