Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

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, our friends over at StudioBinder have put together a great video highlighting the art of the opening scene. This video highlights how screenwriters & directors hook the audience in the first 10 minutes - whether through introducing characters, establishing relationships, and oftentimes, some good ole' fashioned action sequences. You will see examples from The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, Marriage Story, Uncut Gems, Get Out, La La Land, and more. 

Next up, Outstanding Screenplays has collected 10 tips on screenwriting and directing from Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird, Little Women, Frances Ha, and the upcoming Barbie starring Margot Robbie). Greta talks about giving yourself a chance, writing honestly, listening to your characters, overcoming rejection, and more. 

As always here at Stage 32, we love to share stories and knowledge with our fellow film fans. Know someone who would love this content? Share it with them! Tag them below! You can keep up with all of our content by subscribing to the Stage 32 YouTube. For more inspirational, educational, and motivational content on all things entertainment industry follow me on Instagram and Twitter @rbwalksintoabar.

Wishing you a very happy, healthy, & creative Sunday.



StudioBinder - The Art of the Opening Scene


Outstanding Screenplays: 10 Writing & Directing Tips from Greta Gerwig


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