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8th Annual Stage 32 Oscars Contest

The celebs are prepping with their glam squads and the Dolby Theatre is getting ready for one of Hollywood's biggest nights. That's right - the 92nd Oscars® are right around the corner on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020.  Here at Stage 32, we are thrilled to embark on our 8th Annual Oscars Contest. Every year, we give our community the chance to test their industry knowledge and submit their guesses for the top filmmakers in the industry. Who do you think will go home with the …

5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Being a First-Time Director

Making a movie is an endlessly exhilarating and exhausting journey. As filmmakers, we study our favorite films, we read lots of scripts, and we do our best to knock pre-production out of the park so shooting can go as smoothly as possible. However, as almost any veteran filmmaker will tell you, making a movie almost always takes more time and money than you bargained for.  When it comes to directing your first feature, there are bound to be some surprises throughout the process.&nb…

AMA with Stage 32's Richard Botto: How can Stage 32 Script Services Help Filmmakers?

Hello Creative Army! As many of you know, our Stage 32 CEO, Richard "RB" Botto, offers a free webinar called 'Ask me Anything'. This week - we are featuring a question that might help you start your New Year off right: How can Stage 32 Script Services help Filmmakers?  Are you a screenwriter with a script you would like some professional industry notes on? Are you a director or a producer with a project you would like some feedback on before committing it to film? Stage 32 sc…

30 Cinematography Techniques & Tips

In the world of filmmaking, cinematography is the bread and butter of this incredibly visual medium. However, being a cinematographer requires a lot more than an eye for composing interesting shots that help tell a story.  From making shot lists in pre-production to technical lighting techniques on set - Studio Binder has put together an impressive and thorough guide for cinematographers at any level. No matter how many films you work on, no two sets are ever exactly quite alike - …

Breakthrough Film Performances of 2019

With the Oscar nominations coming in hot at the top of 2020 - we are all thinking back on our favorite performances of 2019. Naturally, it is easy to pick out some long-time beloved A-list actors. After all, there was some stellar talent displayed from our Hollywood favs this year.  However, what about some of the unexpected names, faces, and performances to come out of 2019 films? Our friends over at IndieWire put together a list of some of the most note-worthy breakthrough perfor…

AMA with Stage 32's Richard Botto: I Have a Producer For My Project, Should I Get an Agent?

Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto offers a free webinar called 'Ask me Anything'. Quite often - a question that comes up, in one form or another, is "should I get an agent"? As entertainment professionals, our careers are built upon our teams. From agents and managers, to writing partners and cast mates - this industry is built on relationships.  In this week's episode of "Ask Me Anything", RB is going to answer a more specific version of this query. "If I have a producer for my proj…

The John Williams Guide to Writing Epic Film Music

Music can be an incredibly powerful emotional catalyst in a film. A well-placed song has the power to add that perfect little zest to our emotional response to certain scenes. When it comes to music in movies, John Williams is the Granddaddy of all film composition. From the unforgettable Indiana Jones theme to high-octane space chase music in Star Wars, John Williams has personally shaped the way we connect music to movies.  Classic FM took a page of sheet music out of John Willi…

Share Your Story on Stage 32!

Hello, Stage 32 Community! My name is Taylor C. Baker, and I recently took over as the Content Coordinator here at Stage 32 (we'll miss Joleene, she is rocking it over at Hulu now, so way to go Joleene!). I am so excited to get to know our creative community even better through this new opportunity!    I wanted to formally introduce myself - I am an actress, writer, and all-around professional goofball. Among other things, I love sweet potato fries and am deeply obsessed wit…

People say Time is Money, but I say Time is Time - Podcast with Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto

Recently, Stage 32's fearless leader Richard "RB" Botto sat down for a conversation with Jordan Brady, director, and host of the podcast Respect the Process.    In RB's episode, he dishes out honest and inspirational advice about the entertainment industry and the pursuit of creative and entrepreneurial endeavors.  A Few Highlights:  "Most people say 'Time is Money', but I say 'Time is Time'" - You can always get money back, you cannot get time back. Pay attenti…

How Do You Stay Motivated as a Writer?

At one point or another, every writer has struggled with finding motivation - whether it is their character's motivation in a scene or their own personal motivation to actually write at all.  Fortunately, you are not alone in this feeling. Writers of all levels struggle with this issue. In this week's episode our FREE webinar "Ask Me Anything", Stage 32 Founder and CEO Richard "RB" Botto and Stage 32's Director of Script Services Jason Mirch answer the question, "How do you stay mo…

The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time

If laughter is the best medicine, then somebody write me a prescription for a good comedy! If you are in need of a little pick-me-up, or just want to spend an hour and a half with some of your favorite characters, look no further than your favorite comedic film.  Need some funny film suggestions? The BBC asked over 250 film critics what their top ten picks for best comedy of all time were - and the folks over at BBC compiled their answers to bring you the Top 100 Comedies of All Ti…

Two New Yorkers in Hollywood: How Do You Approach Someone You'd Like to Work With, but Don't Know (with Richard Botto & Bradley Gallo)

We all know the age-old-adage about show business: "It's not what you know, it's who you know.  So how do you get to know these magical gatekeepers of Hollywood? Do you bombard their office with postcards with your face on it? (No.) Do you Google sleuth to find out their home address and send them homemade cookies? (Definitely not, don't be creepy.) Do you find common ground (alma mater, hometown, etc) and compose a clever, short, personalized message to them? (Bingo.)  In t…

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