Stage 32 is a FREE social media network and educational hub for film, television, and theater creatives.
With over 150,000 members in 185+ countries, Stage 32 is the social network uniquely populated with the most creative people on earth.
"Stage 32 is Facebook meets LinkedIn for film, television and theater creatives..." — Entertainment
"I was not born into the age of technology. There was nothing like Stage 32 available to the hungry young artist. Support and connections were made in the foyers of theaters or at the local pub most frequented by actors and directors, mostly out of work. Stage 32 is a gift of the new age, a cyber connection that works on so many levels. Bravo to Richard Botto and his staff. Aim high and life will support you."
— Terence Stamp - Academy Award nominated actor
"Stage 32 has been incredibly valuable for someone like me who aims to straddle the worlds of both television and features. I've been a big fan of social networking sites because of the heightened ability to share, and be exposed to, a wealth of new ideas. Stage 32 goes so much further than any site I know in terms of connecting artists and projects within the entertainment industry. Congrats Richard and the folks at Stage 32! You've created the ultimate community for nurturing and developing creativity. Your site is a phenomenon that this creative is mighty grateful to be a part of." — Brad Carpenter - Nurse Jackie Producer, Boardwalk Empire Co-Producer
Connect with cast, crew and industry execs. Build lasting relationships and take a step up in your career.
Find cast and crew, attract funding and get your project off the ground. Showcase your completed projects.
See who's hiring in your area for your skill set. Easily get in touch with producers and casting directors.
Stage 32 members range from child actors to film students to Academy, Emmy, and Tony Award winners. No matter what your experience or where you live, Stage 32 is the network for you.
The enterprising Richard Botto approached me about doing a blog for his new social media for industry professionals web site, Stage 32. I checked out the site and it looked awesome. One thing led to another and we ended up publishing the lengthy Foreword to the hardcover issue of Sideways in a well-received 6-part serialization titled, "My Life on Spec: the Writing of 'Sideways'." It was a big hit with their many members thanks mostly to Richard's well-written introduction, editorial skills and promotional acumen. Stage 32 deserves to become the Facebook of the entertainment industry!
— Rex Pickett - Author (Sideways), Screenwriter, Playwright - Santa Monica, CA
Stage 32 has contributed a huge amount to my professional career. I have met some amazing people who are always so warm and friendly. It's a great place to swap ideas, collaborate with other professionals or just have a chat with likeminded folk.
I have started a short film project completely through Stage 32 members. Some of the crew I am using I have met here, and the advice and support from everyone has been truly astonishing. There is no doubt that without Stage 32 I wouldn't be in the position I am in right now.
I've gone from the dream of directing a new short film to actually receiving full funding from a member on Stage 32. The film is now targeted for the festival circuit- It's a great achievement that's all happened because of Stage 32.
— Stephen Richard Melling - Director, Director of Photography - Manchester, United Kingdom
Stage 32 has allowed me to present my past and current film projects to a diverse and qualified forum of entertainment professionals. As a result of posting my current film project on Stage 32, I've been contacted by numerous people (talent and crew) who appreciate the concept and are interested in helping me bring it to fruition.
— Angelo Bell - Writer, Director, Producer - Los Angeles, California
Stage 32 has given me all-access pass to television and movie professionals as well as media members. I can find great places to book my clients for print, radio and podcast interviews and also see what films are currently casting. Stage 32 has been an extraordinarily valuable tool in helping me do my job. Plus, it is always great to network with others who understand this challenging industry.
— Lynette Carrington - President, Carrington Entertainment - Scottsdale, Arizona
Writing is such a solitary business, but most screenwriters I know are not solitary people. We may be artists, but we’re also entertainers, at our best and most natural in the company of other people. I think Stage 32 is a terrific 21st century response to our need for connection, and I’m thrilled to contribute to this wonderful site.
— Danny Rubin - Screenwriter (Groundhog Day), Harvard professor - Boston, MA
With the publication of my novel, The Safety Expert, I was asked to pen a short blog series for Stage 32. Thus was my introduction to the site and the terrific people who run it. Imagine my greater surprise that, during the run of the blog, I found myself as enamored by the interaction from the Stage 32 members as the actual writing experience. An entirely new and unexpected voice was injected into the story that I found stimulating as hell. I'm very grateful to RB for my entire Stage 32 experience and look forward to being a contributor to the ever growing network.
— Doug Richardson - Screenwriter (Die Hard 2, Bad Boys, Money Train, Hostage), novelist (The Safety Expert) - Los Angeles, California
As co-founder of Twitter's #Scriptchat, with thousands of screenwriters in our community, I understand the power of networking. Like most creatives, I had all the regular social media accounts, but none truly met my needs. LinkedIn was more of a place to put my freelance resume. Facebook kept my old college buddies and high school friends informed, but let's face it, they didn't care about the specifics of my writing career or whether I needed a DP for a short film project. Stage 32 allowed me to connect with the specific group of people I needed to find. I recently posted my short film project, and within 24 hours had several actors messaging me, wanting to be considered for roles...
— Jeanne Veillette Bowerman - Screenwriter, Founder of Scriptchat - New York, New York
On June 29, 1940, on what is now Stage 32 on the Paramount lot, Orson Welles yelled "action," and filming was underway on RKO 281, better known as Citizen Kane. For his first film, Welles depended on a known entity - the Mercury Players from his Mercury Theater. Although Welles would co-write, direct, and star in the film, he called the production "a true collaborative effort."
In the seventy plus years since, much has changed in the theater and film worlds, but one truth remains the same - every successful venture requires a collaborative effort.
Every day, there are thousands of talented individuals searching for like minded souls with which they can collaborate. They join writing or acting classes, theater groups, and on line forums. They act in student films, direct and submit short subject films to festivals, and enter screenplay contests. They take the first step and fight for the second. They search for answers to the never ending hows and whys. Some take pride in bucking the relentless frustrations and challenges, many more succumb to them. Almost all wonder: "How can I make my dream a reality? How can I increase my odds and give myself the greatest chance to succeed?"
Welcome to Stage 32 - a community for you, built by you. The Stage 32 community is strictly for people working in or with a desire to work in film or theater. It's a place to gather, to discuss and develop projects, to join actor with director, director with producer, producer with cast and crew. Here, you can grow your contact list and build a pertinent network in rapid fashion. The more you participate, the greater the results. As the saying goes, it's not what you know, it's who you know.
Don't wait for things to happen, make them happen. Join Stage 32 today and start building your network.
— Richard "RB" Botto, Stage 32 CEO
RB is CEO of Stage 32 as well as an actor, screenwriter, filmmaker, and producer. He was an associate producer on Another Happy Day, which won the Best Screenplay Award at the Sundance Film Festival. His screenplays have been semi-finalists and finalists at the Nichol, Page, Creative World Awards, and Austin Film Festival. Previously, he was the founder, publisher and editor of Razor Magazine, a national men's lifestyle magazine which boasted a readership of 1.5M.
Derrick is CTO and lead developer of Stage 32. Before joining Stage 32, Derrick was co-founder of Neat Products, manufacturer of a popular iPod accessory. Derrick is responsible for Stage32.com site development, Stage 32 Android and iOS application development, and generally all things technical in the Stage 32 world. When he's not in the office, you can find Derrick feverishly coding at his favorite coffee shop, or honing his amateur photography skills.