As part of our "Next Phase" series, we are proud to introduce Stage 32 Next Level Webinars. Stage 32 has joined forces with some of the most knowledgable, influential, and accomplished minds from the film, television, and theater industries in an effort to bring the community webinars and classes which will help further your abilities in your chosen craft and take your career to the next level.
Have questions on how to land a manager or agent? How to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign? How to improve your odds during an audition? How to make a film on a limited budget? How to get your music score heard or your sizzle reel seen? These topics and more will be tackled by industry experts in our Next Level Webinar series.
Our launch and inaugural session begins with author and screenwriting coach, Lee Jessup. Lee is one of the most in demand screenwriting coaches in the business. Her clients include Golden Globe and Emmy nominated screenwriters, many WGA members, and screenwriters who have optioned and sold scripts under her tutelage.
I've had the opportunity to sit in on a few of Lee's classes over the years. As a writer and someone who recognizes the importance of understanding the business side of screenwriting, I've always come away enlightened.
A quick story about the first time I met Lee…
We were both teaching a class at a screenwriting seminar. Lee was scheduled to teach the class before mine.
"Lee, a pleasure to meet you. I'm Rich Botto from Stage 32. I'm teaching the class after you," I said.
"Oh, so I'm your fluffer," Lee replied.
Did I mention, I love Lee?
Lee will be teaching The Do's and Don'ts of Landing a Manager or an Agent. This is a comprehensive, 90 minute webinar covering all areas of the literary manager/agent landscape from the industry landscape today to how to pitch to the most common mistakes screenwriters make in their approach. All your questions will be answered.
We will be announcing other Stage 32 Next Level Webinars designed to further education and increase opportunity in the very near future.