Instagram Live Series: How to Make an Indie Film & Ireland-Based Writer Options Her First Script through Stage 32

Posted by Taylor C. Baker

Happy Saturday Stage 32!

As many of you may know, I host an Instagram LIVE every week on @stage32 highlighting some amazing Stage 32 members from all over the world. We cover everything from how to sell a TV movie, how to ace self-tape auditions, how to research your way to the top of the entertainment industry and more. Recently, I had the supreme pleasure of chatting with two powerhouse Stage 32 members that have been working hard to make magic happen in their entertainment careers in 2021 - and they have some great tips to share with you.

First up, I chat with Enniskerry, Ireland-based screenwriter Ronika Merl about her amazing Stage 32 success story and blog about how she optioned her first ever screenplay through Stage 32 within one month of becoming a member. Ronika talks about her experience networking internationally through Stage 32, the process of optioning two scripts without a manager, and more. No matter what role you play in the entertainment industry or where you live in the world, Ronika's story and delightful energy are sure to inspire your hustle this week. 

Next up, I have a really inspirational chat with Charlotte, North Carolina-based actor, screenwriter, and producer Victoria U. Bell about her epic Stage 32 blog "Use What You Have and Make Your Own Damn Movie!". Victoria talks about the process of making her first ever feature film, Heir of the Witch, from pre-production to post and what you can learn from her first-hand experience making an independent feature film. Having played many roles in the film (actor, screenwriter, director, AND producer), Victoria has tips from all angles of the production process. 


CLICK HERE to Watch Ronika's Instagram Live

Instagram Live Series How to Make an Indie Film  IrelandBased Writer Options Her First Script through Stage 32


CLICK HERE to Watch Victoria's Instagram Live

Instagram Live Series How to Make an Indie Film  IrelandBased Writer Options Her First Script through Stage 32


About Taylor C. Baker

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Hello! My name is Taylor C. Baker and I am incredibly honored to be the Director of Community here at Stage 32. I get to help our community share their stories on the Stage 32 blog, and it is true joy personified! If you have a pitch for a Stage 32 blog post - I would love to hear it! Email me at with your pitch and your favorite movie + corresponding snack (just for fun!)

A little about me... I am an actress, writer, and professional goofball.

On-screen, you can find me on the award-winning digital series Female Friendly, which I had the pleasure of co-creating and writing as well. Additionally, my dimples graced the tv-sphere on Lucifer, where I played a southern roller derby queen opposite of the devil himself on Fox/Netflix. My natural southern roots strike again when I play Helene on Polygonerz, now streaming on Amazon.

On stage, I'm known as the comedienne "Trixie Treble", where I have been humbly dubbed "Lucille Ball in a Garter Belt". Simply put: adorned in bedazzled ensembles, I sing parodies while expertly executing awkward dance moves - usually while eating a baguette (or a cupcake, depending on my mood).

Recently, I launched The Great Taylor C. Baker Show where I am baking my way through The Great British Bake Off technical challenges in hopes to live up to my namesake and become a better baker. Follow along with my baking (mis)adventures on YouTube and Instagram @taylorcbaker



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