As you know, this past February, Stage 32 partnered with Netflix to present a global online television workshop taught by Netflix's own Chris Mack. To date, the workshop has been viewed by over 100,000 people worldwide, making it the most successful online entertainment industry workshop in history.
Now we're taking things to the next level. I'm proud to announce that we have once again partnered with Netflix on an even bigger initiative which will run through the end of 2022 - The Creating Content for the Global Marketplace program.
In conjunction with Netflix, we will be presenting a series of 5 free webcasts designed to teach writers, filmmakers, producers, development executives, managers, agents and other industry creatives and professionals across the globe on how to create, develop and produce content for Netflix.
As you know, Netflix is the leader in original streaming content and their move into finding and developing local language content around the world is unprecedented. In recognizing Stage 32 as the leader in online entertainment education, they are entrusting us to bring this exclusive and free education offering to the masses.
We look forward to assisting their initiative to educate film and television creatives and professionals across the globe with the ultimate goal of helping them discover new talent and material at scale. Our educators are ready to bring this unique and fortuitous program to Stage 32 and Netfilx’s global creator community.
My thanks to Chris Mack and the entire Netflix team for working tirelessly with us to make this happen and for what has already been a remarkable and rewarding partnership.
We ask that you tap into your collaborative spirit and spread the word. Remember, a rising tide lifts all boats and we're all in this together.
NETFLIX AND STAGE 32 INTRODUCE A NEW INITIATIVE TO HELP ASPIRING SERIES AND FILMMAKERS CREATE ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE
Earlier this year, our two organizations teamed up for a workshop on Television Pitching that was attended by 100,000 aspiring creators in over 160 countries. We knew it would be a natural fit, but it was amazing to see the global impact of the workshop.
That’s why we’ve decided to once again partner on the Creating Content for the Global Marketplace program. This program will give future creators access to industry experts who can share their knowledge, and talk through best practices that are being standardised as the volume of series and films being made around the world continues to grow.
Through this series of educational virtual workshops, creatives from around the world will learn how to turn their ideas into compelling structured series.
Over the course of the five-part series, each participant will learn how to format a television pilot, create a series budget, in addition to sessions designed to break down the pilot and budget process for different scripted genres including drama, sci-fi and comedy.
World-Class Stage 32 Educators (L-R), Tripper Clancy, Jeannette Milio, Anna Henry, Vijal Patel, Mickey Fisher
The webinars will be presented by industry expert Stage 32 educators including:
Christopher Mack, Director of Grow Creative, Netflix and Richard "RB" Botto, Stage 32 CEO
“Stage 32 has a fantastic community and huge global reach. I previously taught a Stage 32 workshop and witnessed firsthand the power of their community. We’re pleased to be building a partnership and using their educational system to teach creatives and professionals worldwide on how to best create content,” said Christopher Mack, Director of Grow Creative, Netflix.
“We’re excited to partner with Netflix, the global leader in original streaming content. We look forward to assisting their initiative to educate film and television creatives and professionals across the globe with the ultimate goal of helping them educate new undiscovered talent at scale. Our educators are ready to bring this unique and fortuitous program to Stage 32 and Netfilx’s global creator community,” said Richard Botto, Stage 32 CEO.
These virtual workshops are open to creators with a free Stage 32 membership. The first session will be available via Stage 32’s website from 15th December, 2021 with future sessions running monthly until May, 2022. All sessions will be available to be viewed On Demand on Stage 32’s platform through 2022.
Since Stage 32 was established in 2011, it has garnered a community of 800,000 creatives and executives from 190 countries and has amassed the world’s largest education library for film, television, and digital content creators and professionals with over 2,000 hours of programming.
Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 214 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About STAGE 32:
Stage 32 links entertainment industry creatives, professionals, and executives globally to connect and educate its members and serve as an incubator of talent and creative content. The platform is recognized throughout the industry as the leader in film, TV, and digital education, and it is the networking and education partner of organizations such as the American Film Market, the Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film, and many other festivals, film commissions, and film and television organizations around the world. In addition, industry professionals, production companies, and creatives use the platform’s script services to vet projects, assist with developing and producing, and hone their material.
Founded in 2011 by Richard "RB" Botto, Stage 32 now boasts a community of over 800,000 creatives and executives across the globe. Stage 32 works with over 3,000 industry professionals and executives worldwide who provide education, instruction, and professional opportunities for members of the platform. Stage 32 is recognized as the world’s leader in educating the entertainment industry and currently has over 2,000 hours of exclusive film, television, and digital craft and business education, the most extensive library of its kind online. Members of the Stage 32 community use the platform daily to build their network; incubate projects; take online webinars, classes, and labs; find work; cast and crew their projects; and perform many other professional pursuits. Stage 32 members range from talent on the rise to Emmy, BAFTA, and Academy Award Winners.
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