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How to Prep as a Script Supervisor

The Script Supervisor’s job starts in pre-production. Also known as “prep,” the time during which all departments prepare for the shoot. Once you’re hired and sent the script, you’ll read it more than once, get to know it well, and then launch yourself into your prep work. One of the most valuable documents you will create as the Script Supervisor is the Continuity Breakdown or Script Breakdown. When creating your breakdown, you’ll pull out all production elements within the script an...

How to Prep as a Script Supervisor

Catching Up With The 1st Annual RomCom Screenwriting Contest Winners

Happy 2023, Stage 32 community! It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a year since we got an email from the lovely Molly Peck congratulating us for making it to the Quarter-finalist round of Stage 32’s 1st Annual Romantic Comedy Screenplay Competition. Several weeks later, we were thrilled by the announcement that our script, Following Brendan, was the Grand Prize winner! We’ve since signed with a manager and agent, who are moving our projects around, we’re in negotiations on one project with in...

Catching Up With The 1st Annual RomCom Screenwriting Contest Winners

Coffee & Content: Behind-the-Scenes of Guillermo del Toro's "Pinocchio"

Happy Sunday, Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee, and let's dive in. First up, we're looking at one of the most challenging elements of storytelling that screenwriters and filmmakers face: theme. This intangible piece is the heart of any story, bleeding into the plot, the character's emotional arc, and the visual choices creatives make. In this video from StudioBinder, th...

Coffee & Content: Behind-the-Scenes of Guillermo del Toro's "Pinocchio"

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Pitching

So...many...pitches… That’s the God’s honest truth about what often runs through my mind when I check my inboxes. On social, on email, and anywhere I can be hunted down, I get your pitches. Lots...and lots...of pitches. And the reality is- that’s a big part of my JOB! And while I may not be coming across as super enthusiastic at the moment, I am always excited to discover a concept that resonates with me, that’s unique, that's pitched well. The problem is, lots of these pitches that I sift throu...

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Pitching

How To Film A Series Remotely

A few years ago, I and a producer chum were sitting in a cafe in London, observing the interesting customers it attracted. It wasn't just any cafe: it was a Poetry Cafe with a downstairs space for concerts, open mic nights, and so on. The people we saw coming in, sitting in corners, hiding under their hats, reading, or discoursing at length about whether or not there was quinoa in this or that dish .... it got us scurrying into our notebooks and exchanging anecdotes of various cafe experiences....

Julia Warren
Julia Warren
9 days ago
How To Film A Series Remotely

The Light and Dark Side of A.I. and Filmmaking

Artificial Intelligence has been getting a lot of attention recently, especially in the film and animation industries. In some circles, there is excitement over the possibilities artificial intelligence presents, on the other side of the fence, there is anxiety and major concern. The truth is everyone should be concerned, whether you are an actor, director, cinematographer, writer, musician, or editor, and the buck doesn’t stop there. It affects all roles in the pipeline. However, the concern ma...

Kevin Jackson
Kevin Jackson
10 days ago
The Light and Dark Side of A.I. and Filmmaking

The Art of Falling: Part Three

Many people have asked me what acting has to do with stunts. Well, everything. We are not just stunt people. We are not simply daredevils hungry for the next big thrill or buzz junkies craving our adrenalin fix. We are actors who perform stunts in character. It does not matter whether it's doubling or a role with no lines. It's still a performance, and it still needs a believable and three-dimensional character. That said, what is stunt acting? What is involved in the process? What is a stunt ac...

Zuzi Fort
Zuzi Fort
11 days ago
The Art of Falling: Part Three

A Closer Look at This Year’s Annie Best Feature Nominees

This blog will focus on the feature film categories, specifically Best Feature. Hopefully, a future blog on the TV entries can happen before the 2022 Annie Awards ceremony happens in February 2023. The list of Annie nominations came out last week, and I think I’m more excited about the Annie Awards this year than I have been in a long time. Here are the Annie Awards Best Feature Nominees: Disney and Pixar's TURNING REDGuillermo del Toro's PINOCCHIOPUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH (DreamWorks)TH...

Brian Smith
Brian Smith
12 days ago
A Closer Look at This Year’s Annie Best Feature Nominees

Worldwide Virtual Premiere of the of the 7th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program

It is an honor and a privilege to bring you the worldwide premiere of the 5th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program! Below you will find seven amazing short films to watch that were carefully curated by Stage 32's panel of leading industry executives. Our esteemed panel of judges is made up of top producers, managers, development executives, and Oscar-winning filmmakers. These films are only available for viewing Monday 1/23/23 - Friday 1/27/23 Plus, join the filmmakers for a live Q&A this Frida...

Emily J
Emily J
13 days ago
Worldwide Virtual Premiere of the of the 7th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program

How to Break Negative Thought Patterns

Negative thoughts are extremely addictive thing. Whether triggered by an actual event, situation, or anticipation of events, it’s very easy to fall prey to their bleakness. They kind of suck you into them, and it’s like a never-ending abyss that you keep falling into. There is something inside you that sees the darkness as a familiar territory and keeps pulling you there. It’s an indicator of the fact that you have resided in this space for far too long or your mind is conditioned to keep fal...

Swati Chugh
Swati Chugh
15 days ago
How to Break Negative Thought Patterns