Posted by Amanda Toney

For those of you who don’t know me yet, my name is Shannon and I’m the Director of Education here at Stage 32.

From its inception, Stage 32 has strived to bring the best quality education you can find online to film, TV and theater creatives all around the world. Stage 32 Next Level Education has a 97% user satisfaction rate and 91% of all those who have taken a Next Level Education offering say they would take another. Even better, 85% of them actually do.

I’m thrilled to present our new Back To School Series, with more opportunities for filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, directors and crew than ever before!


No matter how experienced you are, the industry is constantly evolving and you should always be learning so you can stay up to date with the business and your craft.

I’ve done the dirty work so you don’t have to – you’re able to learn from top quality instructors and acclaimed experts in their fields right from the comfort of your own home!

Here is a preview of the Stage 32 Back To School Series Next Level Webinars and Classes to come:

How To Finance & Produce A Film In The $250K-$2M Range -- 8/19 at 1pm PDT

90-minute Webinar hosted by Franco Sama, 15-year Film Financing and Distribution Expert with Over 25 Films To His Name!

How To Write A Story That Sells: The 7 Key Fundamental Story Components That Take Your Script from Good to Great – 8/22 at 11am PDT 

90-minute Webinar hosted by Jen Grisanti, Acclaimed Story/Career Consultant, Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, and a Former 12-year Studio Executive!


Rooting For The Anti-Hero: How To Create A Well-Rounded Villain – 8/27 at 10am PDT

3-part Class hosted by Zara Burdett, Producer & Former Creative Executive for Darren Aronofsky's Production Company, Protozoa Pictures (Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem For A Dream)!


Short Film Master Class: Writing, Directing & Marketing Your Short Film – 8/31 at 6pm PDT

2-part Class hosted by James Kicklighter, Multi-Award Winning Writer and Director!


How To Navigate Your Film Through The Ratings System: What Indie Filmmakers Need To Know – 9/10 at 1pm PDT

90-minute Webinar hosted by Barry Freeman, Former 10-Year MPAA Board Member Who Has Rated Over 8,000 Films!


Keep your eye on the Education Section of Stage 32, as I’ll be unveiling new Back To School Series webinars and classes throughout September!


I’d love to hear your feedback on your experience with Stage 32 Next Level Education or any suggestions for topics you’d like to see covered – feel free to drop me a line in the comments section or send me a message!


Happy learning and I’ll see you in class,

Shannon Stegall



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