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Being a Creative is a Lot Like Being an Entrepreneur

Do you ever wonder why some creatives get ahead and have more opportunities than others? It's because they treat their creative pursuits as an entrepreneur. It's not just important to hone your craft - whether you're an actor, writer, director, producer, post-production, composer or anything in between - it's also important the you become the CEO of "You". Our fearless leader, RB, paid the podcast The 5 O'Clock Hustle a visit and talked about how being a creative is a lot like being an …

Our 2nd Annual Stage 32 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Contest is LIVE!

After our inaugural Sci-Fi and Fantasy Contest resulted in our winners getting optioned and commissioned to write scripts for major producers, we are excited to bring back this highly popular screenwriting contest! We are on the hunt for our most talented writers bringing us mystical, magical and intergalactic worlds. As with all our writing contests, we aim to provide you with the tools and resources needed to excel in this industry and grow as a professional. We give our writers the op…

6th Annual Stage 32 Oscars Contest Results

It's the moment you have all been waiting for! It's time to announce the Stage 32 6th Annual Oscars Contest winners! We thank everyone who participated.With more entries than ever this year, we had a grand total of 22 winners! First up, we have a 6-way tie with 12 correct for 3rd place and a 4-way tie with 20 correct for 2nd place. And finally, with a BIG congratulations to our top prize winners, we have a 6-way tie for 1st place with 21 correct! Our thanks to all wh…

You Want Blood, You Got It! (Finalists Announced)

Hey guys. The chills, the thrills, the horror! Once again, our amazing writers brought their best to our 4th Annual Search for New Blood contest.  We had a record number of entries this time around and now we're proud to announce our 13 finalists. The winners will be announced on March 7th, but until then, let's give a big hand to these talented and creative writers for making the final cut!    Congratulations to our 13 Finalists in the 2018 Search For New Blood Screen…

A Writer's Journey

If you're in the Los Angeles area this weekend, the wonderful people at The Scriptwriter's Network would like to invite you to join them for a special event - Crowdsourcing and a Writer's Journey - featuring our very own Fearless Leader, Rich Botto. RB will be speaking to the long and winding road he's taken as a screenwriter.  From all the early rejection (and what he took away each time) to turning down 3 offers for representation to using crowdsourcing strategies to build the br…

Meet Stephen, Stage 32's Resident Camera Gear & Equipment Guru! - Come See What's New

Well, I am so excited to announce a newcomer to the Stage 32 family, Stephen Balsley, who we are dubbing Stage 32's Resident "Camera Gear & Equipment Guru". Stephen Balsley began his career at RED Digital Cinema watching it grow from RED One to becoming one of the leading Cinema brands in the world.  Although Stephen began at RED, he is well experienced in all types of cameras, including Arri, Canon, Nikon, Blackmagic, and more. He's currently the D…

Want to Get Motivated & Inspired?

Last week we brought in the Emmy-award winning producer Kip Konwiser for an incredible 90 minute Q&A that left all of the creatives listening motivated and inspired. Kip has had a storied career having worked with Netflix, HBO, Sony Pictures, 20th Century FOX, Paramount, Lionsgate and more. For nearly three decades he's worked with some incredible talent including Darren Aronofsky, Laurence Fishburne, Clint Eastwood and much more. In this inspiring webinar we ta…

What's Going On at Stage 32

We have been working around the clock here and I am honored to share some of the incredible talent we are bringing into Stage 32. From a Sundance-winning creative executive, an Emmy-Award winning producer a financier and much, much more, we have some exciting things coming up at Stage 32! Learn more in the video below:      Follow the links for more info!  Writer Development Lab: From Concept to Ironclad Outline FREE WEBINAR - 60 Minutes Wit…

And The Oscar Nominations Are In....

  The nominations for the 90th Annual Academy Awards were announced yesterday and we're proud to recognize some of the amazing execs and companies we work with whose films received much deserved nominations. This year as we all watch the Oscars we have 7 films we can root for that have been worked on by our execs & their companies! Please join us in congratulating the amazing group of talent in the Stage 32 family. And, we'll be launching our Oscars contest on Stage 3…

Big News Out of Sundance

This couldn't be a more exciting week! We're in the thick of Sundance and it's been great to see all the deals being made on films that have been made by Stage 32 members and executives. Plus, to round out the week, we're going to be announcing our Stage 32 Feature Screenwriting Contest winners! Waking up this morning we received some really great news that two filmmakers, Sev O'hanion and Natalie Qasaban, were in an epic all night negotiation. They sold the wor…

Talking Filmmaking Across The Pond and Around the World - The Filmmakers Podcast

Recently our fearless leader, RB, had a chance to chat with Giles Alderson from The Filmmakers Podcast from London and the conversation could not be more fun! If anything, you have to tune in for their accents. Together on the podcast they chatted about film-making, screenwriting and crowdsourcing your film, building your tribe, your army, your boots on the ground and the most important factors of being a filmmaker. They discuss how to bring value to a project, how to stan…

3rd Annual Comedy Writing Contest Announced

As we launch our 3rd Annual Comedy Writing Contest, it's time to check in on our previous winners. The Stage 32 Comedy contest has resulted in numerous success stories for our winners and finalists. Last year’s winners, Anthony Guidubaldi & Keith Strausbaugh (Shorebreak), were flown to LA and sent on a whirlwind of meetings with executives and production companies resulting in:   Amasia Entertainment requested their horror comedy script and a mockumentary they produced…

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