Welcome to the weekend everyone.
Finally back in the saddle after 10 inspiring days at Sundance. It was a lively festival. Diversity, distribution, streaming services and virtual reality were just some of the topics which dominated conversation along Main Street. I have full coverage of all the happenings in Park City under ENTERTAINMENT NEWS.
Also in that section: A terrific look at the Coen Brothers longevity as well as a look at the agent who inspired their new film; Stephen King lays down some knowledge; Terry Gilliam lays down some spitfire; the cinematographer of The Revenant speaks to Leo laying down for a bear attack; Variety lays down 7 facts overlooked in the Hollywood diversity situation; Spotlight is back in the Oscar Best Picture hunt after its SAG win; SAG-AFTRA has $48 million to distribute; SXSW announces their film lineup; George Miller has been tapped to head up the Cannes jury, Groundhog Day disciples search for a higher meaning and much, much more.
In the VIDEOS section this week, SAG actors recall their first jobs, Susannah Grant talks screenwriting and a look at 20 amazing cinematic techniques.
Under TIPS, I have tricks and info on entering Sundnace and dealing with tax incentives, along with screenwriting, cinematography and demo reel composition 411.
On the education front, we have a ton of terrific webinars across many disciplines over the next couple of weeks. You can check out some highlights under STAGE 32 EDUCATION.
The Stage 32 Lounge continues its record roll of new posts and comments. Thanks to all of you who are sharing such amazing content and contributing where and when you can. I’ve placed some recent highlights under POPULAR AND INTERESTING LOUNGE DISCUSSIONS.
For the rest of what’s happening around the neighborhood, be sure to check out STAGE 32 NEWS, STAGE 32 MEETUPS and STAGE 32 SUCCESS STORIES.
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Special Invitation - DGA Awards: Documentary "Meet the Nominees" I’m thrilled and honored to announce that Stage 32 has been chosen by Directors Guild of America Documentary Host Committee Chair, James Moll (Stage 32 member and Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award winner) to extend an invitation exclusively for Stage 32 members to attend the 68th Annual DGA Awards "Meet the Nominees" documentary filmmaker event on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7pm PST. All the DGA Awards nominated documentary filmmakers will be in attendance and will take part in a panel discussing their terrific films and the art of documentary filmmaking. To see the DGA Awards nominated filmmakers: Click here
How to Finance Your Project with Equity Investors Using the Internet (Thursday Feb. 11) Whether you are a veteran producer or a film student - you need financing! This is a webinar for all level filmmakers, given by experts in the new methods of online film finance, who will show how you can create a powerful online presentation and legally market your project to investors on the Internet. You will walk away with a clear understanding of the new SEC rules and regulations that allow you to raise equity funding online. You will learn from 3 of the industry's top financing and legal experts how to raise equity funding for your own project. Learn directly from Anne Marie Gillen, who has over 20 years of experience with independent film financing and has raised over $100M worldwide!What You'll Learn:
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