Forward momentum may well be the most coveted yet elusive commodity in the film and television industry. How do you get traction? How do you get noticed? How do you "work with what you've got"? Our heads can swirl with so much seemingly unknown. What can be worse is when that worry meets doubt, fear, and despair. Luckily, at Stage 32, we're not about the worry. We're all about the work!
If you can't find what you're looking for in one of our blogs, one of our upcoming or past webinars, or the ever-growing available script services (did you know we now offer a Book-to-Screen Consultation? How cool is that?!), then you can always reach out in the lounges. You never know. Maybe your query becomes the basis for something big, like our upcoming November Write Club! Whatever has you stuck, keep Project Runway's Tim Gunn's words at the ready to combat any drag on your momentum: "Make it work!"
If you haven't noticed yet, there is a trend with these posts – whether looking for inspiration, perspective, or advice, posts on the Stage 32 lounges are geared towards creating and keeping up your momentum by focusing on the craft and business. Sometimes discussing the film and television industry online can feel more like griping than connecting or collaborating.
At Stage 32, we strive to keep our global community interactive with constructive feedback, actionable advice, and/or encouraging words. In fact, the coolest thing the Stage 32 community members continuously contribute is honest and authentic perspectives from their experiences. You all are FANTASTIC! Keep bringing it!
It's so encouraging to see members growing excited about the projects they are working on, talking about making the industry better, and reflecting on others' work to see what they can glean. When we see others ask for help, it also reminds us to reach out when we're stuck. Somehow, when we offer our time and wisdom to help others, we, in turn, are reminded of what we already know or can utilize.
Helping others helps ourselves, as is the nature of any collaborative endeavor. And therein lies the secret of forward momentum: slow down, redirect your energy, but don't stop! Whether you're stuck on a problem or offering solutions to others, please take a moment to peruse the lounges, post, and comment, and then... MAKE IT WORK!
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