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Stage 32 Happy Writers: A Year of Success

 Stage 32 Happy Writers: A Year of Success   The last year of Stage 32 Happy Writers has been one full of success stories, but truth be told, we haven’t been the best about telling those stories. This year, we want to be better about letting you know how our pitch sessions, script coverage, consultations, contests and more are leading to Stage 32 Writer’s successes every day. So let's start by celebrating your successes from 2017!     What Is a…

Talking Filmmaking Across The Pond and Around the World - The Filmmakers Podcast

Recently our fearless leader, RB, had a chance to chat with Giles Alderson from The Filmmakers Podcast from London and the conversation could not be more fun! If anything, you have to tune in for their accents. Together on the podcast they chatted about film-making, screenwriting and crowdsourcing your film, building your tribe, your army, your boots on the ground and the most important factors of being a filmmaker. They discuss how to bring value to a project, how to stan…

What Is a Recoupment Schedule For Your Film or TV Production?

Independently produced films and TV series generally work with a Recoupment Schedule for the allocation and distribution of revenues to multiple beneficiaries. Each film or TV series is different in set-up, with its own unique production team and financing structure. Usually, production financing is put together from several separate sources which may include so called soft money, debt financing, equity investments, tax credit financing, or pre-sales.  Financiers of the project, t…

Coffee & Content - Taking Your Filmmaking to the Next Level & The Clues to a Great Story

Another Sunday, another edition of Coffee & Content.  I'm going a little French press style this morning...How about you? I'm truly excited about this week's C&C.  I have two vids that are simply off the charts. To kick things off, I have a video from the fine creatives from Mango Street.  This one is titled Take Your Filmmaking to the Next Level, and as per usual with their content, I think you'll find there's something to take away no matter what your experienc…

3rd Annual Comedy Writing Contest Announced

As we launch our 3rd Annual Comedy Writing Contest, it's time to check in on our previous winners. The Stage 32 Comedy contest has resulted in numerous success stories for our winners and finalists. Last year’s winners, Anthony Guidubaldi & Keith Strausbaugh (Shorebreak), were flown to LA and sent on a whirlwind of meetings with executives and production companies resulting in:   Amasia Entertainment requested their horror comedy script and a mockumentary they produced…

5 Realities of Raising Capital for a Feature Film

The difficulty in raising capital for any venture is two fold: first off, the market is crowded with opportunities that are currently earning strong returns. The stock markets, the bond markets and the traditional high yield sectors of real-estate, speciality finance and lending all present solid outlooks financially.   Second off, speculation is the killer of many financial deals. Being pragmatic and logical – who wants to invest in an opportunity when the return not only i…

Women Creating Change - Alliance of Women Directors, Stage 32 & Hollyshorts

Right now our industry is seeing a seismic shift in a variety of ways and women's voices are stronger than ever before. At Stage 32, our mission has always been to connect, encourage and inspire others to stay strong to their convictions and to never give in where it comes to their creative pursuits. To that end, we've teamed up with our great friends Daniel Sol, Theo Dumont and Nicole Castro from Hollyshorts and Kate Rees Davies at the Alliance of Women Directors for an exciting and tim…

Get Great Content! - FilmHub's 10 FilmTweeters You Need to Follow!

One of the best ways to further your creative pursuits and to stay on top of all the latest industry news is to consume quality content. But in this day and age, finding reliable sources can prove to be quite challenging. Luckily, our good friends at FilmHub have compiled a murderers' row of film related creatives posting incredible content on Twitter. We're proud to present their list of 10 FilmTweeters to Follow as a Creative in 2018! Our very own CEO, RB, rings in at number 9! To fin…

Our National Screenwriter's Day Panel Video is LIVE!

On January 5th, for the second straight year, we were proud to celebrate National Screenwriter's Day with our friends from Screenwriting U. Hal Croasman led a spirited online panel with TV writer, Nicole Ranadive (24, THE LIBRARIANS, HAWAII FIVE-O, SMALLVILLE), Patrick Raymond, Development Executive for Mandalay Pictures (BIRTH OF A NATION, BURNING SANDS) and yours truly. Over 500 writers attended the nearly 2 hour event.  As you might imagine, we covered a ton of ground including …

Coffee & Content - Sean Baker on Screenwriting and Directing & Cinematography Composition and Framing

Happy first Sunday of 2018, everyone.  Excited to bring you the first Coffee & Content of the new year. If you're not familiar with Coffee & Content, it's a weekly blog (schedule permitting) where I share with you some of the cool material I've consumed over the previous week.  My goal is to inspire and motivate.  All I ask in return is that you share the content through your social media channels or via email with those you think would benefit.  Now...Some …

The Next Generation of Student Filmmakers Document The Seattle Film Summit

In December Stage 32 was honored to participate in the Seattle Film Summit held in beautiful Renton, Washington. For 2 days some of the industry's heavyweights descended upon the Pacific Northwest to teach about the industry and meet the fresh talent that exists in the state of Washington. Over the course of 2 days there were many panels and workshops discussing everything from script to screen and the evolution of the industry with players like Netflix and Amazon. There was an…

January 5 Is National Screenwriters Day

Stage 32 is excited to partner with Screenwriting U for the 2nd year in a row for National Screenwriters Day! We have an exciting day of events lined up that you can participate in no matter where you live in the world!   Join Our Events This Friday, January 5th! 11:00 AM Join Stage 32 Twitter and ScreenwritingU Twitter to make #NationalScreenwritersDay trend! 1:00 PM: Stage 32 hosts live online screenwriting panel with special industry guests! 7:000 PM: N…

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