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RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 9, 2016)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Quick write up this week due to time constraints, but that doesn’t mean I’m skimpin’ on the blog content. No way, no how. So let’s share, post, and discuss…And I thank you in advance. Enjoy the content! Cheers! RB

How To Add Your First Credit on IMDb

As a young actor starting out, having your name on IMDb is a strong step in establishing yourself in the business. It is not the be all and end all and in time it will happen. If you want to start building your resume on the mothership of all websites for actors, with a little bit of hard work, you can grow your resume on IMDb. You can shoot a web series, a short film or a documentary with you as the narrator, oupload it to Vimeo or Youtube and then list it on IMDb as a short film. Her…

Exploring The World of 360 Spherical Video And VR

Since I dove into the world of 360 spherical video and VR, I’ve heard a wide range of opinions related to the future of this branch of visual entertainment. “It’s the future!” or “It’s a fad.” Honestly, I really don’t know what the future holds for this space. I just know it’s really cool. I’ve watched 360 videos where I’m seeing the same thing a skydiver, a scuba diver, a wingsuit diver, and dozens of other videos that a…

Stage 32 Happy Writers 30-Day Progress Report - October

Hello friends and fellow creatives! First, allow me to apologize for not getting October's progress report out sooner. I will endeavor to do get these out consistently and on time so that you can get a better grasp on how your fellow writers are progressing using our pitching services. The 30-day progress report is a run-down of the amount of pitch sessions, script reads, and meetings writers attained during the 30-day period using our online pitching and coverage/consult services. As …

Writing & Producing Compelling Television in Today's Market

There is no hotter market right now than television. More content is being ordered than ever before. And with streaming networks such as Netflix planning to have 50% original content in their libraries within the next few years, the demand for quality television scripts, products and minds isn't going away any time soon. But what makes a television show work? What elements are networks, premium channels and streaming platforms looking for? How do you navigate what has quickly become a v…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 2, 2016)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Another big week of news, vids, tips and all the Stage 32 happenings you can handle. I have some truly interesting and inspiring articles in both the ENTERTAINMENT AND INDUSTRY NEWS & TIPS sections. And, of course, awards season is under way and one Stage 32 member and producer is already receiving some incredible news (hint…read the 4th article under ENTERTAINMENT) As always, I welcome your thoughts, musings and rantings in the Comments sec…

4 Fun Experiences for Filmmakers at the AT&T Developer Summit

  sponsored Learn about new opportunities in film from inspiring speakers, check-out VR/AR demos, and vote for the winner of the Entertainment Project.       4 Amazing Experiences for Content Creators at AT&T Developer Summit If you think AT&T’s annual Developer Summit in Las Vegas (January 3- 4, 2017) is just for developers and business people, think again. With Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) capturing the attention of consumers…

Maximizing Your Connections on Stage 32!

Well, here I am again with another blog on another topic. So often I have seen wasted opportunities where aspiring creatives have misused a first impression and lost whatever creative support they could have received, because of the content in their posts and how they respond to posts. Remember when you joined Stage 32 and sought your first connection? What drew you to send a connection request to them? How did you find that first connection? What continued to draw your attention to mu…

How to Find a Creative Location For Your Next Shoot

  sponsored Have you ever found yourself scouring the web or driving around endlessly scouting out the perfect location? If this sounds familiar, then you’ve probably felt the frustration that comes with hours of searching with little luck. Many Stage 32 members have found success in Peerspace, a free, simpler location scouting platform, and we’re here to spread the word. Peerspace is an online marketplace that provides access to the best, undiscovered locatio…

How Stage 32 Helped To Bring My Project To Life

Going over some old emails the other day, it dawned on me just how quickly time flies. Five years have gone by since Karim Lounes and I began working on a feature film called The Last Immortal. In some ways, this journey feels like it all started yesterday, but then there are other moments where you feel as if you’ve been running a marathon since time immemorial. I had never set out to write or even collaborate on a screenplay. The creation of The Last Immortal was Karim’s b…

November Write Club - The Final Stretch!

Well, we made it. We’re in the final stretch of the 2016 November 30-Day Write Club. I’d like to take a minute to thank the incredible Beth Fox Heisinger. Beth has been our tireless leader these last 2 years, motivating, inspiring and encouraging the incredibly talented writers here on Stage 32. The November 30-Day Write Club is not simply about the number of pages, or the length of time you spend writing, it’s a personal challenge to push yourself to reach your writi…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (November 25, 2016)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Certainly, the Thanksgiving week didn’t slow down the industry news cycle or the activity on Stage 32. I have plenty of content to get you through to Monday. As always, I welcome your thoughts and remarks in the Comments section below. And I invite you to share this blog with your social media followings and email lists by using the shiny share buttons to your right. Have a terrific and creative weekend! Cheers! RB