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Coffee & Content - Hollywood Actors Share their Success Stories, plus How to Direct a Short Film

Happy Sunday Creative Army! The temperature is dropping outside, so I hope your coffee is extra hot today! We have some more great content to share with you on this fine December Sunday. Are you ready? First up, we have an epic video for all of you actors out there - Hollywood Actors Share their Secrets to Success, from Film Courage. This amazing piece of content features dozens of interviews with actors such as James Franco, Miles Teller, Mandy Moore, and Aaron Paul to name a few.&nb…

Coffee & Content - Directing Tips from Sundance Directors & A Career Retrospective with Eddie Murphy

Happy December Creative Army! I've got my coffee brewing and some white-hot content coming your way. First up, The Take speaks with some Sundance-official directors about the craft of directing films. They answer questions like: What's your process for working with actors? What are some visual techniques you've used? and more! Next, for all you comedy fans out there, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation recently sat down with the legendary Eddie Murphy to talk about his amazing career over…

Happy Thanksgiving! We are Thankful Everyday for You

From the entire Stage 32 team, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Let me be the first to say, I am incredibly grateful for every single person that is a part of the Stage 32 creative army. I am forever in awe of the amazing connections, projects, and friendships that have grown out of our community.  As always, here at Stage 32, we aim to help entertainment creatives make connections and share their stories with the world. In our 8 years, we have had nearly 2,000 articles writt…

Coffee & Content - How A Title will Help You Write & How Music Shapes Your Film

A very Happy Thanksgiving week to you Creative Army! This Sunday, we've got some great content for all you filmmakers out there. My coffee's brewing, how about yours? First on the docket, can your project's title shape how you write your story? Writer/Director Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows) thinks so! Learn more in his interview with our friends over at IndieWire.  Next up, film editor Tom Cross (La La Land, Whiplash, First Man, Joy) tells …

Coffee & Content - Nailing Cinematic End Credits & The Keys to a Great Story

Good Morning Creative Army! Here's to another cinematic Sunday here at Stage 32. We've got some hot new content for your today. Got your coffee ready? First up, our friends over at Film Riot teach the subtle art of making cinematic end credits. Have you ever heard of a "snorkel lens"? These handy little lenses effortlessly ensure a cinematic vibe. End credits are an often overlooked footnote to an otherwise amazing film, watch this video to make sure your film ends with a bang. Second…

Coffee & Content - What is a Script Treatment & How to Write a Killer TV Show Treatment

Happy Sunday, Creative Army! I've got my coffee in hand and the content is coming in hot.  First up, What is a Script Treatment? The entertainment industry is constantly rewriting industry standards (remember when headshots were only acceptable in black and white?). However, when it comes to writing a treatment, the overall idea tends to remain constant. This first video explains what a script treatment is, and the basic elements that should be included.  Secondly, How to Wr…

Our Latest Ask Me Anything Session Now Available On Demand

Hello, Creative Army. A few weeks back, I hosted another content packed AMA (Ask Me Anything).  The members of the Stage 32 community who attended live brought their A-game.  We went for 2 plus hours and covered about 2 dozen questions on film, television and digital related subjects.  And now the entire show is available for you to watch On Demand.   Here's just some of what we discussed: - How to raise financing for features - How to find financiers - How to f…

Coffee & Content - How to Make a Movie Trailer & Good Trailer, Bad Trailer, The Art Behind Trailers

Good Morning, Creative Army!   Some really good (and maybe not so good) movie trailers from this weekend have sparked my desire to share some videos that can guide us filmmakers to a place where we turn out some really great trailers for our projects. First, coffee. Next, How to Make a Movie Trailer from our friends at Film Riot. Even when you're short on time, these tips can guide you to a powerful trailer that can attract attention. When you've finished watching that, dig int…

Coffee & Content - What Is a Line Producer? [The Key Role of Line Producers] & Pitching and Pre-Production: Crash Course Film Production #2

Good Morning, Creative Army!   I love this part of my Sunday morning. I often pour over the trades, sip my fresh brewed bean, and search to find different videos that educate and inspire our creative crew here on Stage 32. This morning, we're digging into the role of the producer and pitching.   First up, What Is a Line Producer? [The Key Role of Line Producers]. There are various producer roles on a film, and knowing who does what is mighty important. Line producers have a…

Coffee & Content - Every Story is the Same & 6 Bizarrely Specific Scenes Hollywood Won't Quit Using

Hello, Creative Army! Is your coffee pipin' hot and ready to go? If not, I'll wait while you get it. Today we're talking about story. You've heard it said that every story told in film has been told before. In our first shared video, Every Story is the Same, we dig deep into where story structure was born, and how the mind of Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey expounded on it. Listen to what screenwriter Dan Harmon (Community and Rick and Morty) has to say about Campbell. Next up,…

Coffee & Content - Top 5 Reasons Why People Leave the Film Industry & 20+ Film Set Jobs For You

Good Morning, Stage 32 Family! I've got some interesting videos for you this morning. While so many of us work in the film industry, there are reasons we stay and reasons we're no longer a part of it. Take a listen to the Top 5 Reasons Why People Leave the Film Industry. For some, breaking up the amount of time in between gigs is a temporary leave and they come back. For others, not so much. Take a listen to the Top 5 Reasons Why People Leave the Film Industry. Next up, we'll showcase …

Stage 32 Expands Its Partnership With the American Film Market

I'm proud to announce that for the 4th straight year, Stage 32 has been named as the official film networking and education platform of the American Film Market. This year, we've expanded our partnership to include even more events and education.       As you know, I am a big believer that to survive and thrive in this industry, you have to adapt to the times. That's one of the many reasons we love partnering with the AFM. By having his finger firmly on the pulse of …

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