Two of pop culture’s most legendary names, Stan Lee and Gene Simmons, are set to team up for “Ortsbo Live and Global at the Sundance Film Festival”.
Intertainment Media Inc. has announced that its social media, real time, experiential communications platform, Ortsbo.com is teaming up with the icons for an event that will broadcast live to audiences worldwide on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from the Canyons Grand Summit Resort in Park City, Utah. For people wanting to watch or join the conversation they can do so via www.Ortsbo.com , details below.
The event takes place on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 12:45 p.m. MT (2:45 p.m. EST)(7:45 p.m. GMT)(8:45 p.m. CET)
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.com 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.
“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.
Ortsbo has over 40 Million monthly users in over 170 countries and territories. Ortsbo ( www.ortsbo.com ) enables real-time conversational translation in over 50 languages and seamlessly integrates with today’s most popular social media platforms. Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV Ortsbo successful premiered the Language Captioning System, which allows viewers to watch video broadcasts, and also view an accompanying language real time text stream, like closed captioning found on television broadcasts, but in their personally selected choice of over 50 languages.