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"I am Pretty Pumped for this Next Phase": The Thing All Creatives Must Do Before Leaving this Decade

Good Morning Stage 32 Family! Welcome to December and the month of this decade! Can you believe it?! I have seen so many posts and photos floating around the Socials recently, “Me in 2009 vs Me in 2019.” I find it so interesting that we take great effort to consider how our physical appearance has changed, but don’t really consider how other aspects of our lives - especially our creative endeavors - have evolved over the course of the last 10 years. Granted, it doesn&rs…

Your Success is Our Success! Thanks for Sharing Your Inspiring Stories!

Good morning Stage 32 Family! I hope you have all had a wonderful pre-Thanksgiving weekend. We’re heading into the last week of November and one that largely kicks off the holiday season for many of us. During this time, it is important to stay focused on our screenwriting and filmmaking goals. I want to remind everyone who is participating in our November Write Club Challenge that this is the last week to knock out your writing goal for the month of November. For those who have …

Another Stage 32 Success Story: "Winning This Contest Feels Like a Game Changer!"

Good morning Stage 32 Family! We have got another big, busy, creative week ahead of us as we plow through the remaining weeks of this year. To kick off this Monday right, I asked the winner of our 3rd Annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Contest, Bill Poore, to recap his recent trip to Los Angeles. As I hope many of you must know by now, the winner of every Stage 32 screenwriting contest is sent on a round of meetings in Los Angeles with industry executives, managers, agents, and p…

Another Stage 32 Success Story: "Mania" Hits Hollywood

Good morning Stage 32 Community! We are starting Week 2 of our November Write Club Challenge! Stay motivated and stay focused. There is a lot of time left in November to tackle your goal and we're here to support your endeavors. Last week, I promised you a big motivational blog to kick of the week and today I am delivering with a recap from the winner of our 4th Annual Comedy Writing Contest, Greg Mania, who flew out to LA from New York in October for a whirlwind tour of industry meeting…

Huge Successes in October and a Busy November Ahead for Stage 32 Writers!

Happy Monday Stage 32 Family! It is not only the beginning of a brand new week, but it is the beginning of a brand new month! November is going to be a busy one for us! Ladies and gentlemen, let's be clear, in November we're kicking it into high gear to finish this year off strong. If you are not already aware, we are right at the beginning of the November Write Club Challenge which kicked off on Friday. If you have not already, set your writing goal for the month of November, then …

Stage 32's November Write Club: Let's Do The Work!

NOVEMBER WRITE CLUB CHALLENGE PRIZES! Hey everyone! Thank you again for participating in the November Write Club Challenge! I so enjoyed going on this journey with you and I hope that you will continue the momentum throughout the holiday season and into the New Year! We sincerely appreciate everyone who contributed to the club - both in your efforts in writing and generous motivation and encouragement of others.  I would like to single out some writers who were truly an inspiratio…

Awesome Opening Weekend for Stage 32 Members at the 26th Austin Film Festival

Happy Monday everyone! As I am sure you know by now the 26th Annual Austin Film Festival kicked off last week and Stage 32 was in the middle of it all. Stage 32 has always had a presence at the festival and this year we expanded our relationship and became official partners with AFF. Our leader Rich Botto and I spoke on filmmaking panels, we screened our 4th Annual Short Film Program, we hosted our 7th Annual Rooftop Bash at the Handlebar and I was fortunate enough to personally conduct …

Screenwriters! Let's Finish the Year Strong Together!

Good morning Stage 32 family! Welcome to another Monday of what I hope will be a creative and productive week for everyone. We’ve come to the end of September which means that Fall is officially upon us and we are in the last quarter of the year! So far, it has been an amazing year with so many successes for us all to celebrate. And we’ve had an awesome summer capped off by a fantastic month of September. In the first week of September, I was fortunate to host a Stage 32 me…

Announcing the Stage 32 5th Annual Television Writing Contest!

Don't touch that dial! The biggest television writing contest of the year is back and better than ever! After an awesome series of meetings for last year's winner - Christine Torres - Stage 32 is proud to launch the 5th Annual Television Writing Contest!  Television is at the height of its Golden Age and there are unlimited opportunities for writers with unique voices and fresh stories! No matter what format you write in – sitcom, drama, serialized, procedural, mini-seri…

July Was Spectacular for Stage 32 Writers!

Good morning everyone! It's Monday and we are kicking off another exciting week of creative work. Can you believe we are already at the end of July! The summer is flying by, and at Stage 32, we have a lot to be excited about. I want to let you in on a little behind-the-scenes with Stage 32.   This summer has been one of our most successful yet, with writers in our community being optioned, signed, and requested through connections made through Stage 32.   If you missed my …

Stage 32 Contests Opening Doors for Writers!

Happy Monday, Stage 32 Family! I hope you all had a productive and creative weekend. I wanted to take a moment to talk about screenwriting contests. As you probably know, we just closed the extended deadline on our 5th Annual Feature Contest. I hope you were all able to submit a project for consideration. I was speaking with a writer recently who questioned the value of screenwriting contests. He had been a winner or finalist in several different screenwriting contests in the past, but…

It's a Summer of Success for Stage 32 Screenwriters!

Good morning Stage 32 Family! Can you believe that we are already halfway through July?! This summer is flying by and the successes keep piling up for our writers! We’ve had the privilege of hearing directly from a few of our writers in recent weeks as they tell their success stories! But those are just a fraction of the success our community members are enjoying this summer! First, I want to send a huge shout out to the winner of our 4th Annual Comedy Writing Contest, Greg Mania…

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