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Chris Moore Chooses Stage 32 Over Masterclass

  Chris Moore is one of the most respected producers and sought after speakers in Hollywood today. From Good Will Hunting to American Pie to the Oscar winning Manchester by the Sea, Chris has carved out something rare in this business, a long lasting and lucrative career with huge projects spanning multiple decades. Additionally, as the founder of Project Greenlight and The Chair, Chris has been at the forefront of champion independent filmmakers all across the globe. It’s …

A Full Week of Stage 32 Events at Raindance. All Are Invited!

Stage 32 has partnered with the 26th Annual Raindance Film Festival to bring an impressive lineup of filmmaking talent to London. First up, we'll be presenting the international premiere of our 3rd Annual Short Film Program featuring the incredible films from our talented winners. Following the screening, we'll have a Q&A session with the winning filmmakers in attendance. Later that evening, we'll be hosting another London Stage 32 Meetup. Our last London meetup was not only jammed …

Executive Panels from the Stage 32 + Hollyshorts Film Conference Now Live!

Over the past few years, we here at Stage 32 have been thrilled to be recognized throughout the industry as the leaders in online film craft and business education. This past spring, we joined forces with Cannes to help provide education throughout the festival. November will be our 3rd straight year as the official education partner of AFM. And last month, we joined forces with one of the most prestigious, and one of the few Oscar qualifying short film festivals in the land, Hollyshorts…

Announcing Our 5th Annual Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest

It’s back! The thrills, chills, the horror of it all. The most popular horror and thriller screenwriting contests is here! It’s the 5th Annual Search for New Blood Contest. We’re looking for the next A Quiet Place, Get Out, Hereditary, Witch, Red Sparrow, Unsane, John Wick, It Comes at Night, Happy Death Day, 47 Meters Down, The Meg, Atomic Blonde, The Shallows or whatever horror or thriller concept your twisted mind can dream up. We're giving one deserving writer the…

Hollyshorts + Stage 32 Film Conference

Over the past few years, we've been honored to be recognized by many in the industry as the leaders in online education for content creators and film & television professionals. As the education partner for AT&T, Cannes and AFM (to name a few), we've been proud to program a variety of panels, talks and workshops which have been presented to creatives all over the world. Now, we're thrilled to announce we're extending our relationship with Hollyshorts. For the last 3 years, we've…

Our Feature Screenwriting Contest Winner Meets With Major Film Studio (Update)

If you haven't met him before, take a minute to meet him now... Jonathan Jordan entered his script, Golden Girl, into last year's Annual Stage 32 Feature Contest and was beyond blown away by his contest win and the eight industry meetings we sent him on. Based on those meetings, he's working with a manager and a producer on 2 different projects. We also set Jonathan up on a meeting with Verve Talent & Literary Management Agency who loved him and his script. They have been working ha…

Announcing Our 4th Annual Feature Contest

He was signed by an agent. Just like that. Imagine your screenplay being chosen by one of the top agents in Hollywood. Are you imagining it yet? Last Year’s Grand Prize winner, Jonathan Jordan, was sent on 8 meetings all around Hollywood. One of these meetings led to Jonathan getting a deal with Verve Talent & Literary Agency for his winning script, Golden Girl. 9 of our past contest finalists have either been signed, optioned or had their projects put into development! In…

Advice on Sending Out a Script from Director/Producer Michael Polish

When you have a completed script in hand and need to decide how you're going to go out into the market, there are many options to consider. Our fearless leader, RB, sat down with award-winning director/producer Michael Polish to talk to him about breaking into the market once the script is done. Today, we're featuring it today on the Stage 32 YouTube page. To get more incredible content from some of the best minds working in the industry today, be sure to head over to our YouTube page a…

The Hustle: Taking Meetings Around Hollywood

As the saying goes "The dream is free. The hustle sold separately." It takes an incredible amount hustle to move a project forward, as evidence by everything we share here on Stage 32. Today I wanted to share with you a video from Kevin Bachar, who was the winner of our 4th annual Search for New Blood screenwriting contest for his incredible script BLOOD RELATIVE. After Kevin won the contest, we flew him out to LA and set him up on a slew of meetings all around town with people who are i…

Manager Gives 3 Pieces Of Advice To Help Your Career

Our good friends over at Buffalo 8 have had an incredible run recently with film premieres at Sundance, Berlin, Toronto and SXSW. Their team is one of the hardest working in the industry! Recently, we sat down with Steven Adams, the head of management and producer for Buffalo 8 to talk about advice that will help your career in film, TV and digital. Prior to joining Buffalo 8, he worked in Paris for BUF on features such as THOR, AVATAR and LIFE OF PI.  Today on our YouTube page we …

A Great Tip To Help With Film Distribution

With so many distribution options available for filmmakers these days, it's inevitable that VOD, SVOD and AVOD are part of the discussions for your film. We sat down and talked with Zahida Kazar, the Director of Operations for Gravitas Ventures, who, once a film is acquired works with the filmmakers to deliver their films to places like Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, cable operators and more. Today, on our Stage 32 YouTube page we've posted a video where Zahida gives a great piece of advice to…

A DP's Success Using Stage 32

Networking is so important and as you know, we talk about it all the time on Stage 32. I was at a networking event and ran into a Stage 32er, Ben Merserve, who's a talented DP that shoots on RED. His girlfriend is a screenwriter and is very active on Stage 32 and introduced him to the community. He, admittedly, was apprehensive to jump into the community, but when he did, he had some great success! And, his biggest piece of advice, of course, is that you have to put in the work.  T…

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