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Instagram Live Series: Acting in Atlanta & Casting: An Actors Perspective

Happy Saturday Stage 32! As many of you may know, I host an Instagram LIVE every week on @stage32online highlighting some amazing Stage 32 members from all over the world. Recently, it was my sincerest pleasure to talk to two POWERHOUSE actors & Stage 32 members. No matter where you live, or what stage of your acting career you are in, these two gentlemen have some amazing tips, insights, and inspiration for you! First up, I talk with LA-based actor and long-time audition read…

How to Film Safely During COVID

Happy Saturday Stage 32! As many of you may know, I host an Instagram LIVE every week on @stage32online highlighting some amazing Stage 32 members from all over the world. Recently, I have had the distinct pleasure of speaking with two of our members that have successfully filmed (COVID-free!) during the pandemic.  First up - cinematographer, director, and screenwriter Emily Skye shot her proof-of-concept short film River back in May 2020 in North Carolina. The short has already b…

Producing Projects in the "New Normal" with Oscar-Nominated Producer Chris Moore & Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND!

Happy Thursday Stage 32 Community! Recently, our fearless leader Richard "RB" Botto had an epic chat with Oscar-Nominated producer Chris Moore (Manchester by the Sea, Good Will Hunting, The Adjustment Bureau) focusing on the "new normal" that is the entertainment industry during COVID-19. We were honored to have virtually hosted thousands of Stage 32 members from every corner of the world, and are happy to provide top-notch information that is sure to educate and inspire.  No…

How to Balance Wearing Multiple Hats in the Entertainment Industry

Happy Three Day Weekend Stage 32! As many of you may know, I host an Instagram LIVE every week on @stage32online highlighting some amazing Stage 32 members from all over the world. This week, I had the supreme pleasure of chatting with Australia-based actor, producer, and screenwriter Annisa Belonogoff. Annisa recently wrote an article for the Stage 32 community called "Producer/Director/Writer/Actor - You Can Do it All... But Should You? At one point or another, you are going to be th…

Embracing the "New Normal": Hollywood on Working from Home

Happy Saturday Stage 32! Since March, we have all been adjusting to the "new normal" of social distancing, Zoom meetings, and finally learning how to bake bread. While production rules continue to come into focus around the world, the development side of entertainment has been nonstop. Hollywood has hunkered down in their home offices and producers, agents, actors, and development executives have been reading/optioning more projects than ever (so much free time not having to commute in …

Tyler Perry on Producing Scripted TV During the Pandemic

Happy Saturday Stage 32 fam! Here at Stage 32, we always have our ear to the ground when it comes to industry news. Our mission is to keep our community educated, inspired, and motivated. Naturally, the topic of productions starting back up has been a hot-ticket item in the industry. We were proud to share two Stage 32 member's stories about their experiences shooting during the pandemic. Emily Skye, a director, screenwriter, and cinematographer, shot her award-winning short film River…

Self-Tape Audition Tips from Casting Directors

Hello Stage 32 Fam! I have some hot tips for all my fellow actors out there on how to rock your next self-tape audition. Even before stay-at-home orders and social distancing became the daily norm, self-tape auditions accounted for over 85% of all auditions, according to SAG-AFTRA. Trust me, I love bringing the in-person charisma as much as the next person, but now more than ever, it is essential to learn how to bring that same charm and energy to your digital auditions.  For…

Ask Me Anything: Embracing the New Normal with Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto Now Available On-Demand!

Happy Wednesday Stage 32 Community! Last week, our fearless leader Richard "RB" Botto hosted one of his signature "Ask Me Anything" webinars focusing on the "new normal" that is the entertainment industry during COVID-19. We were beyond jazzed to virtually host thousands of Stage 32 members tuning in from every corner of the world, culminating in an invigorating two hours of inspirational and no-bs shop talk from RB.   In this Ask Me Anything, RB answered questions …

How to Stay Creative & Motivated When Faced with Negativity with Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto

Happy Wednesday Stage 32! With everything going on in the world right now it is easy to find yourself lacking motivation and drowning in a seemingly endless stream of negativity on the news (first Coronavirus and now "Murder Hornets", c'mon 2020 get it together). While there is certainly a lot of negativity swirling around out there, here at Stage 32 we are continuously honored to bring you inspiration, motivation, education, and community all 100% online - we are proud to be putting th…

Stay Connected & Stay Creative with Stage 32: Watch Our Virtual Events On-Demand Now!

Happy Saturday Stage 32 Community! Today is Saturday, right? What day is it?! How long have we been in quarantine?! Time is starting to feel a little like this... Name that Classic Movie!   Worry not folks, because Stage 32 is committed to bringing you entertainment, education, and community from the comfort and safety of your own home. Over the past several weeks, we have had the supreme pleasure of hosting a number of live digital events! We sipped cocktails in our re…

Filmmaking Tips & Inspiration from Director Bola Ogun (LUCIFER, QUEEN SUGAR)

Happy Wednesday Stage 32 Community! I hope this blog finds you healthy, happy, and creative while rocking self-quarantine. All of us here on Stage 32 team have been diligently working from home, just like you, and we are honored to continually bring you more ways to stay creative and connected online with our more than 600,000 members across the world. Stage 32 is committed to bringing you entertainment, education, and community from the comfort and safety of your own home. Today, I wa…

Stage 32 Virtual Table Read Plus Cast Q&A: Now Available On-Demand!

Happy Saturday Stage 32! Last Friday night, we had the pleasure of hosting a live virtual table read and happy hour. It was a smash-success and brought hundreds of you much needed laughter and community in the time of #SelfQuarantine. Stage 32 is committed to bringing you entertainment, education, and community from the comfort and safety of your own home. For those of you who missed this online good-time, worry not! We are thrilled to announce you can now download the full table read …

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