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4 Ways to Fail as a Producer (And 4 Ways to Succeed!)

“Power is a place as well as a verb. It is inside the information tent.” -Lynda Obst The quote above is from Hello, He Lied, a must-read book on producing.The book is written by a trailblazer who did it all and saw it all, Lynda Obst. Being a female producer in Hollywood isn't easy. When I decided to expand my horizons and became a film producer, I felt I was ahead of the game because I knew what it took to finance a movie as worldwide sales agent and distributors’ rep…

How Do I Stay Motivated as a Creative? (by Richard Botto)

With ebbs and flows and highs and lows, every one of us asks ourselves from time to time, "How Do I Stay Motivated as a Creative?" Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto answers the question during his free "Ask Me Anything" webinar. And what's more, he offers how screenwriters should handle script notes, especially in the beginning of their screenwriting career.     Click Here For RB's Advice!           Remember, if you haven't subscribed to our Y…

Diary of a DP - How to Shoot Horror Films [& Scare the Bejesus Out of Your Audience!]

Welcome back, my spooky Stage32 Community!Summer is almost here and in this survival guide, I'll be focusing on a checklist of things to keep in mind when shooting a horror film. It's no surprise that horror films cost less to produce and shoot. A good example is Jordan Peele’s Get Out. James Wan made his career with the SAW franchise. Horror films bring in lots of money at the box office and audiences flock to the screen to get their fright on! With that in mind, lets dive right i…

Meet Writers Who Are Having Massive Success Though Stage 32

Happy Monday Stage 32 Creatives! We're halfway through June and as the summer gets into full swing our writers are having a ton of success with their projects! Later this month, Christine Torres, the winner of our 4th Annual Television Writing Contest will go on a round of meetings with executives from RoseyTV, ABC, History Channel, and Industry Entertainment, among many others. These meetings were all set up through Stage 32 as part of her winning the contest. Christine recently met wi…

Coffee & Content - The 10 Best Character Arcs of All Time & Basic Cinematography Tips

Happy Sunday, everyone. And Happy Father's Day to all fathers and father figures across the globe! Hope you're day is off to a fantastic start and that you've been active, contributing, and making those invaluable connections during Introduce Yourself Weekend. Don't miss out, there's still 24 hours to go! As if that wasn't enough to motivate you, here's another edition of Coffee & Content. When we talk with the executives who work with us through Stage 32 Script Services about the …

TV History: How Black Psychiatrists Helped Make 'Sesame Street’

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Or at least some of its history on how the show challenged racism in the late 60's and early 70's? There's no question that the children's television show was a front runner when it came to diverse casting and cultural education. Author Anne Harrington digs into how it came to light. It took a group of men, unlike any other group of it's kind, to change the face of television.   “Episodes featured a strong black male role model…

Answering The Call [Your First Shot On Set]

There are those who answer the call of duty by joining the military, becoming a doctor, or pastor or something else noble. Like me, there are those insane enough to work in the entertainment business. Even crazier, some actually thrive in it and enjoy it. Well, mostly. But once you are in it and experiencing the reality of the challenge of making a consistent living, one can’t help but think, “What in the world am I doing?” I am not exactly sure when I heard the call …

How to Get Better as an Actor (5 Questions to Get Your There)

Everyone loves a good superhero. And if you put them all in the same room, you'd see that they all have the same superpower: The ability to improve. Their commitment to getting better is one of the biggest reasons we root for superheroes. From Rick Blaine in CASABLANCA to King T’Challa in BLACK PANTHER, we root for these heroes as they charter new lands and a journey of growth; a growth that has them constantly working toward bettering themselves. So is the case in real life. We…

'Cyborgs' Director Offers How to Be a TV or Film Director Today

Stage 32 had the incredible opportunity to meet dozens of creative leaders at Film Con Hollywood, including 'Cyborgs' director Leonardo Corbucci. Leonardo has worked on a number of TV and film shows. In the clip below he answers the question of what it takes to become a film or television director today. Take a listen!   Click Here To Hear More!   }   Remember, if you haven't subscribed to our YouTube page, make sure you do so you don't miss any of our announcements…

Love or Money: The Only Paths to Getting Your Project Made

Catchy title, right? But it is the honest, simple truth. There are only two roads that lead to success in getting your film made. Love or money. No matter how you slice it, it comes down to those two.   What's Love Got to Do With It? If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me to fund their passion project, well, I wouldn’t be writing this blog post. I’d be off making a movie. Perhaps the biggest CATCH-22 of the industry is how to get funded, right? One …

Join us at Warner Bros. Studios for AT&T SHAPE 2019

We are excited to be working with AT&T this year on AT&T SHAPE being held at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles on June 22-23, 2018. SHAPE is an immersive event that explores the convergence of technology and entertainment. You can discover how the future of content creation and distribution will usher in new audience experiences. Get inspired by visionary speakers, and experience interactive exhibits from promising start-ups and industry leaders at Warner Bros. Studios backlots…

Coffee & Content - How Aaron Sorkin Wrote The Social Network & Michelle Williams and Patricia Clarkson on Acting

Happy Sunday, Creative Army.  Let's jump right in to another edition of Coffee & Content. First up, for my money, the screenplay for The Social Network is up there with some of the greats of the last decade.  In our first video, the good folks at Behind the Curtain break it down and go to the source to take a look at why it all works so well. Next up, Variety is back with their Actors on Actors series.  This time around it's the great Michelle Wil…

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