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The holiday season is upon us and it’s a time of reflection. What have you learned this year? How have you grown as a creative? What types of leaps did you make in the past 12 months? Like any good movie, what type of arc did you have? But, the year is not over yet and there is still a lot to learn.


Over the summer we introduced our inaugural "30 Minutes With..." Summer Series. Exclusive to Stage 32 I hosted over a dozen educational webinars with some of our favorite executives to give their advice on how our creatives can stand apart from their competitors. 


Oh yes, and this was (and is) all FREE!


Imagine if you had 30 minutes with an executive, producer, manager or agent who's worked on your favorite film. Imagine if you could ask them anything you want. Well, that's exactly what we did! We peeled back the curtains and gave you access to some of our executives through online webinars. I host each webinar and for 30 minutes where I pick the brain of each executive to talk about all things screenwriting and the industry! Each webinar is interactive, so this is an opportunity for you to ask our executives anything you want.

So, get yourself a pumpkin spice latte or pour yourself a hot toddy as I introduce our "30 Minutes With..." Winter Series.  The best part is that you can log in from anywhere in the world. I've put together the hottest topics I'm seeing in the industry right now - the studio market, ensamble comedies, female-centric projects, thrillers and more.

Like all our webinars and classes, each “30 Minutes With…” Session is recorded so if you can’t make it live, you can still register now and we will send you a recording that you can watch at your convenience. Spots are limited for each webinar, so make sure you sign up soon!



Here is who is on tap for the "30 Minutes With..." Winter Series:

(all times are Pacific Time/Los Angeles time)


What Studios Look for in a Screenplay - Pulling Back the Curtain on the Studio System  

  • 30 minutes with Jenna Block - VP of Escape Artists, with production deal with SONY (Knowing, Hope Springs, The Equalizer, Sex Tape, Southpaw)

Click here to register!

Tuesday, November 24th, 6:00- 6:30 PM PST



How to Make Sure Every Character Shines in an Ensemble Comedy

  • 30 minutes with Melissa Daykin Cassill - VP of State Street Films (Nothing Like the Holidays, Barbershop, Beauty Shop)

Tuesday, November 24th, 6:30-7:00 PM PST

Click here to register!


The 10 Things Every Compelling Screenplay Has In Common

  • 30 minutes with Dorian Connelley - Development Executive at Apex Entertainment (Secretariat, Million Dollar Arm, Invincible)

Wednesday - November 25th, 3:00- 3:30 PM PST

Click here to register!


The Romantic Comedy - Find the Perfect Balance of the Humor and the Heart

  • 30 minutes with producer Jason Mirch (10-year film and TV producer and former Head of Feature and Television Development and Production at Image Nation Abu Dhabi, The Help, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Contagion and 100 Foot Journey)

Monday - November 30th, 6:00-6:30 PM PST

Click here to register!


An Overview of Female-Centric Projects and How to Position it in the Marketplace

  • 30 minutes with producer Kate Sharp (Madame Bovary with Mia Wasikowska and Paul Giamatti, Betty Living Through Chemistry with Olivia Wilde, Jane Fonda, Michelle Monaghan and Sam Rockwell, and the Emmy nominated docuseries Behind the Mask on Hulu)

Thursday- December 3rd, 6:00-6:30 PM PST

Click here to register!


Bringing The Thrills Every Week - How to Write a Commercial Thriller TV Series

  • 30 minute with Dan Ingram - Head of the Story Department of the Dino De Laurentiis Company (NBC’s Hannibal, King Kong, Red Dragon, Hannibal Rising)

Tuesday - December 8th, 6:30-7:00 PM PST

Click here to register!




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