Posted by Erik Grossman

Hello friends and fellow creatives! Erik here from the Stage 32 Happy Writers.

One of the best parts of my job is that I get so much face time with executives across the industry. I get to watch as writers around the world pitch to them every week, I get to hear their thoughts, their first reactions and read the feedback they send in for each and every pitch. I'm in an extremely lucky position to be able to ask these executives questions about pitching and what they're seeing in the industry, and I want to extend this very same opportunity to each and every one of you!

I'm going to do just that by kicking off our Fall 2016 "30 Minutes With..." Series starting this Friday.

If you're not familiar, our "30 Minutes With..." Series gives you unfiltered access to some of the executives working with Stage 32 through fun, interactive online webinars with Q&A. Imagine if you had 30 minutes with the producer, manager, development executive or agent involved with your favorite film or TV show? What would you ask them? Well, we're giving you that opportunity and best of all, it's FREE. We are peeling back the curtains to give you an all-access pass from the comfort of your own home.

I'm going to be hosting LIVE interviews and Q&A's with some very special executives. For each webinar (available to attend live, online using the links below) I'll be doing a brief interview with the executive and from there it's on to any questions you may have! This webinar is completely FREE, so sign up using the links below, and send us your questions!

Too many times have I heard from writers, "oh, if only I had some time to get face-to-face with these executives and ask them questions, get their opinions and really hear what the industry is looking for!" I agree - such an opportunity is truly golden and we're here to bring that to you.

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!


Have a question you want answered even if you can't make the live recording? Put it in the comments below!


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

(all times are Pacific Time/Los Angeles time)


Friday, September 16th:

11:30AM PDT - Dan Ingram, Head of the Story Department for De Laurentiis Company - Click here to register for the live webinar!

Dan Ingram is the Head of Story Department at the De Laurentiis Company, where he was actively involved in the critically acclaimed show Hannibal for NBC, as well as the company's feature and TV slate. De Laurentiis Company credits include Hannibal Rising, Red Dragon, The Last Legion, U-571, and Unforgettable.


Friday, September 23rd:

9:30AM PDT - Dion York Foley, Independent Producer - Click here to register for the live webinar!

Dion Foley is a producer who has worked on over 35 films in production. Released theatrically last summer was his mind-bending thriller Final Girl starring Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) & Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games). Dion has made films for Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, Sony and Anchor Bay. In January 2016 he launched his own production venture Push Play Productions, which just wrapped Five Piece, a psychological drama about a drummer with multiple personalities.

More will be announced soon! Stay tuned!


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