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Follow our Stage 32 Feature Writing Contest Winner!

Bring out the congratulation banners and the fanfares! This week we bring to you a video made by our one and only 3rd Annual Stage 32 Feature Screenplay Contest winner, Jonathan Jordan. Like our previous contest winners, we had him record his journey as he went through his meetings with our illustrious judges including: Rachel Crouch, development executive for Cold Iron Pictures whose line of work includes SWISS ARMY MAN and DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, David Harris, an independent producer…

Optioning My TV Series & Signing a Shopping Agreement From Outside of L.A.

I’m sure many people in this industry outside of Los Angeles wonder a lot about whether or not they should move to the West Coast to make their dreams come true. While I can continue to complain about the fact that my commute to work takes almost 2 hours and things spontaneously combust into flames over here, I completely get it. When you think about L.A., the images of red carpets, talented celebrities, and studios as far as they eye can see come vividly, and it basically is the …

Advice on Pitching from the Producer of an Emmy Nominated Series

With immense pleasure, I am happy to introduce the insanely talented Bret Slater, who is the producer of the Emmy nominated HBO show, "Ballers." Even with being one of the biggest powerhouse producers in the industry, I could tell by meeting him in the Stage 32 office that he was extremely approachable and has a good heart with a love for giving back. Bret has worked through the ranks starting out as the assistant for Stephen Levinson, which eventually turned into him getting approache…

Getting into Development with Sony

Just in case you're not aware, every week I've been uploading a new video to the Stage 32 YouTube page in order to keep you up to date with everything that's happening with the Stage 32 community. In this week's video, I'm very excited to introduce the super dope Tiegen Kosiak who will be talking about her recent success story thanks to Stage 32. Tiegen is a producer based in LA and worked as the previous director of development over at Cinestar Pictures (Zoe Saldana’s production …

How To Get the Most Out of Networking on Stage 32

Hey Stage 32’ers! This week we’re bringing you a video that talks about one of the most important aspects of this business: networking. We went around the Cannes Film Festival to talk to people in the community and asked them about their experiences with networking on Stage 32 and how to do it well. This site was created as a resource for the filmmaker, and it’s an indescribable feeling seeing numerous people getting so much from it. These people have been findin…

Making an Award Winning Independent Documentary

Next up for our YouTube lineup we are releasing the interview we had with Pierre Filmon, an independent filmmaker from Paris, France who has directed and produced his documentary following the life and career of the legendary cinematographer, Vilmos Zsigmond. His film Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim (see Variety article here). It’s amazing how he was able to make this project with basically no budget. Goes to sho…

What Happens When You Win a Stage 32 Writing Contest?

Hello Stage 32 family! With our T.V. writing contest coming to a close, we thought it’d be great to revive a video featuring our 2015 feature writing contest winners, Jenna Palermo and Brittni Brown. We follow them on their journey of the illustrious pitch meetings they’ve received as winners at studios such as Lionsgate, Sony, Ineffable Pictures and Universal, while also listening to their thoughts on writing contests and the resources Stage 32 has to offer. Watch the video…

Advice from Stage 32 Filmmakers

WE HERE AT STAGE 32 HAVE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. But before that, I’d like to introduce myself. Hi, my name is Joseph Dinh! I am an aspiring writer, a University of Minnesota – Twin Cities student majoring in Psychology, and the brand new intern here at Stage 32! I love anything and everything storytelling, and my favorite show of all time and what has inspired me to pursue a career in entertainment is Ugly Betty. I’ve also been told that: I should’ve been a model…

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