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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Stage 32 and SeriesFest Partner for the 2020 Virtual Festival

  Happy Thursday Stage 32! The past couple of months have been a whirlwind here at Stage 32. In the wake of the SXSW live screening cancellation, we launched Stage 32 Screenings to ensure the affected filmmakers received the exposure and opportunities their hard work and talent deserves. Our initiative has since been covered by Deadline, Variety, CNN, and more. We are currently screening over 100 features, shorts, and episodic pilots from SXSW, Tribeca, BFI: Flare London LQBT…

Stage 32 Presents: Industry Professionals Discuss The Current State of the Animation Industry During COVID-19

Happy Wednesday Stage 32! We hope this blog finds you healthy, happy, safe, and creative. Over the last two months in quarantine, we have been working tirelessly to make Stage 32 your online home to stay connected with over 650,000 film, tv, and new media creatives from across the globe - no hand sanitizer or face masks required. Stage 32 is committed to bringing you entertainment, education, and community from the comfort and safety of your own home.  Now, we are excited to host …

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Stage 32 and Vail Film Festival Partner for the 2020 Festival

Happy Friday Stage 32! As you all know, Stage 32 Screenings has taken the industry by storm. Our initiative has been covered by Deadline, Variety, CNN, and more. We are currently screening over 100 features, shorts, and episodic pilots from SXSW, Tribeca, and Telluride Mountainfilm Documentary Festival to our network of producers, financiers, development executives, distributors, and more. We are ecstatic to report that two feature films from our Stage 32 Screenings initiative have alre…

Stage 32 Presents: COVID-19 - A Conversation with Industry Professionals of the Current State of the Entertainment Industry

We sincerely hope this finds you safe and healthy during this strange time in the world. Over the last few weeks, we have been working tirelessly to ensure that you know that Stage 32 is your online home to stay connected with over 600,000 film, tv, and new media creatives from across the globe. Stage 32 is proud to be putting the "social" in #SocialDistancing.  Now, we are looking forward to bringing you another virtual event to help you stay up-to-date about the state of the ente…

Worldwide Premiere of the 4th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program

It is an honor and a privilege to bring you the worldwide premiere of the 4th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program! Below you will find six amazing short films to watch that were carefully curated by Stage 32's panel of leading industry executives. Our esteemed panel of judges is made up of top producers, managers, development executives, and Oscar-winning filmmakers.    These films are only available for viewing for 48 hours.   Our six winning filmmakers hail from all o…

Creativity Is Universal - Stage 32 in Germany for WIFTI

This year at the Cannes Film Festival I had the opportunity to meet Heidi Philipsen, a dual-citizen filmmaker from the United States and Germany. With each country being different in the various ways they make films, Heidi realized that there is an opportunity for trans-Atlantic filmmakers to learn from one another and support each other creatively. So, she did something about it. Heidi put together a panel at the Hamburg Film Fest for Women in Film & Television International (W…

8 Steps on How to Work the AFM (American Film Market)

The American Film Market is a great place to find partners and pitch projects and films – if you have a plan. Use these steps to increase your chances of success.     PROLOGUE If you have a project or script, the most effective use of your time and money is to purchase an AFM Industry Badge or Industry Badge Plus which allow access to all offices, booths and most screenings beginning on Saturday (Day 4). The Industry Badge Plus includes all conferences and the writ…

UK Creatives - We Want to Hang Out With You During Raindance This Week

If you are UK-based, or plan to head to London for the 2019 Raindance Film Festival festival this week, we're looking forward to hanging out with you! We're going to be screening our 4th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program and having an after-party for those who attend. Don't forget to get your Raindance Film Festival full credentials here. Come meet & greet with Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Richard Botto and Managing Director Amanda Toney as well as other Stage 32ers! We're…

Stage 32 Joins Forces With Raindance Film Festival in London. All Are Invited!

For the 3rd time, we've partnered with the Raindance Film Festival to bring an impressive lineup of Stage 32 creative talent to London. After debuting our 4th Annual Short Film Program to a packed house at Hollyshorts, we're now taking the films to the UK where they'll be screened for international executives and Raindance festival attendees.   The program screens on September 27, 2019 with a Q&A to follow. Afterward, we'll be hosting another Stage 32 London meetup directly fo…

The Master of STORY Robert McKee Teaches Exclusively for Stage 32

I'm beyond thrilled to announce that Stage 32 has partnered exclusively with the Master of Story himself, Robert McKee, to teach an exclusive webinar for Stage 32! This is the third time Robert McKee has taught for the Stage 32 community and this time it's a real treat. You'll be able to learn a preview of what is in his new book, Creating Compelling Characters, which he is in the middle of writing! PLUS - you'll get to participate in a Q&A.  Now, no matter where you live in th…

Stage 32 Joins Forces with Trinidad and Tobago Film Commission

It's been a remarkable year here at Stage 32. From expanding our relationships with such organizations and companies as Cannes, the American Film Market, Raindance, Gidden Media, AT&T and many more to our ever growing list of Stage 32 member success stories, the first 8 months of 2019 has proven to be our most inspirational yet. And now we have yet another announcement...   In an effort to bring the incredible talent of the Caribbean to a global audience, the Trinidad and To…

"Grown Up" Scripts Wanted for Gidden Media + Stage 32 Screenwriting Contest

Times, they are a changin.' And that's really good news for anyone out there with a script that you feel speaks to an audience of 50+ If you've got a script that includes Baby Boomers and mature characters, this is the contest for you! Last year, Stage 32 and Gidden Media joined forces to find the next great rom-com scripts. Two Stage 32 writers, Julie Cross and Rachel Kempf, were chosen by Gidden Media and received $7,500. Both Julie & Rachel have been working with the Gidden M…

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