Posted by Karen "Kay" Ross

With a New Year comes a reinvigorated sense of purpose. The purpose of Stage 32? To connect, to educate, to elevate. The purpose of the Stage 32 Lounges? To provide a safe and encouraging environment for creatives and professionals to connect, educate, and elevate each other. The purpose of the Member Spotlight series? To show that your Stage 32 connections start with a post, a comment, or a direct message, but they can lead to a meeting, even a creative partnership. It all starts with a conversation!

Today’s conversation is with Bob Harper , a long-time Stage 32 member and frequent contributor to the Animation Lounge. Don’t let his whimsical Stage 32 bio throw you off - he’s an animation veteran with a HUGE recent announcement! He just launched his production company, Grilled Cheese Media, with long-time associate Dave Coulier of Full House and Fuller House! Join me in congratulating Bob with a comment below!

As always, Bob was so generous with his time that I could have made today’s video blog an hour just to fit in all the topics:

  • how to roll with the press releases
  • the importance of breaking out of your niche to keep growing creatively and professionally
  • the relationships that ground you
  • why animators should join Stage 32!

Okay, we agreed that everyone should join Stage 32, but Bob especially knows how animators like to hide from the rest of us filmmakers! To paraphrase Erin Brockovich, no one is so rich that they cannot benefit from another friend. Without further ado, my newest Stage 32 friend, Bob Harper!


Click Here to Watch Bob's Member Spotlight!


Enjoyed today’s conversation? Don’t wait for our next Member Spotlight video blog! Reach out through the Stage32 lounges ( and meet your own member to spotlight! If you meet someone you admire, give them a shout out on the Introduce Yourself Lounge (! Better yet, introduce your friends who may be shy or need a boost - we love meeting new people on Stage32!

Feeling nostalgic? Here are our 2020 Member Spotlights:

Suzanne Garnett - Writer/Producer in the U.K. 

Sandeep Sharma - Director/Editor in NYC 

Diego Cantu - Writer/Director with Bandwagon Media 

Dawn Prato - Screenwriter/Story Editor in Vancouver, Canada 

Diane Foster - Producer/Actor in Los Angeles, CA 

Grace Yee - Screenwriter/Actor in Los Angeles, CA 

Louisa Kendrick - Writer/Director/Actor in Los Angeles, CA 



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