It's not a huge secret that Hollywood has run out of unique ideas. With countless sequels, prequels and spinoffs, the studio system looks like it will mine comic books until they exhaust audiences. But what if content creators could cast a wider net?
Everyone has a great idea for a movie, but not many have the means to move to Los Angeles to pursue the dream. But what if you could pitch your idea to Hollywood insiders to test the waters -- perhaps make that dream a reality?
Entrepreneurs at Stage 32 have set up an online community to connect talent with work. The site connects cast and crew with open opportunities, but is largely known for matching aspiring writers and filmmakers with agents and managers. The site, named after the famed stage on the Paramount lot where "Citizen Kane" and "Chinatown" were shot, allows writers to pitch ideas to managers and agents via Skype.
"LinkedIn is not for creatives and Facebook is for friends and family," Stage 32 Founder and CEO Richard Botto tells me. "We make the world a little smaller for creatives."
One of the biggest challenges a potential screenwriter or filmmaker faces...
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