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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Screenwriting

Artificial intelligence is radically changing the world and it will RADICALLY change screenwriting. Elon Musk predicts that over half the cars sold in 2030 will be autonomous. This requires artificial intelligence capable of observing and reacting like a driver does today— only better. Musk says that by 2040 cars with steering wheels will be like people riding horses today. It will be for those who enjoy something historical. As a screenwriter, you need to realize your world is b…

Expanding Your Target Audience

As filmmakers and creatives, more often than not, we resist the numbers side of the business. Whether budgets or box office results, it is easy to overlook these important figures and lose yourself in screenwriting, shot lists, production design, and all the other creative aspects of the industry.  However, by taking a real look at the numbers - you will set yourself up for greater success when it comes time to make your film. By looking at the numbers and really being honest about…

Expanding Your Vision in 2020

On New Year's day, Richard Botto challenged us as members of the Stage 32 community to discuss our strategies for 2020. The point of Stage 32 is to help members see new possibilities to expand their craft, make connections and produce entertainment that audiences love.   What strategies are you planning on implementing toward reaching your goals? I'd love to know more about them, and I'm sure others in the community would as well." - Richard "RB" Botto, Founder and CEO of S…

Can Hollywood Make Movies that are "Good?" [A New, Proposed Filmmaking Formula]

"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” - 1997 Apple Ad Can Hollywood think differently? Or will remakes, reboots, sequels, and series still top the box office in 2030? How long will Sci-Fi and Superhero franchises dominate the industry? Call me "a crazy one,"…

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