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It's Introduce Yourself Weekend! Every month thousands of creative connections are made on Stage 32 simply by taking the time to introduce yourself. Whether you're a Stage 32 veteran or a new member, click here to go to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and let us know what you're up to!

Coffee & Content: The POV Shot & Audition Tips from TED LASSO Casting Director

Happy Sunday Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee and let's dive in. First up, our friends over at StudioBinder did a deep dive into the art of the "POV" shot. The use of a POV shot, or "Point of View" shot, is a way for the audience to view the world through the character's eyes. This camera tool is used in a variety of genres, from romance to horror, to give the aud…

Coffee & Content: Creating Beth Harmon from "The Queen's Gambit" & 3 Pre-Production Tips

Happy Sunday Creative Army! I've got my coffee in hand and your weekly dose of content coming in hot - grab your coffee of choice and let's dive right in. First up, Rotten Tomatoes TV recently interviewed Anya Taylor-Joy about how she created her Golden Globe-winning role of Beth Harmon in Netflix's The Queen's Gambit. She talks about the research she did on addiction, how she found common ground with Beth through her own personal life, and more. If you are a fan of The Queen's Gambit,…

Free Online "Ask Me Anything" with Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto: The Great Content Gold Rush of 2021 Edition

Happy Friday, Creative Army! I have been talking about The Great Content Gold Rush of 2021 for the last few months. The entire Stage 32 staff is on the phone everyday with their fingers on the pulse of what is happening in the entertainment industry and the word is unanimous - networks, streaming platforms and producers and other executives need new content. The past three months have proved this notion in spades - we have already had over 155 meeting requests from entert…

Coffee & Content: Behind the Scenes of "WandaVision" & Pixar Storytelling

Happy Sunday Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee and let's dive in. First up, The Things has put together an in-depth behind the scenes look inside the Disney+ hit WandaVision. This video talks about how portions of the show were actually filmed in front of a live studio audience, the Marvel easter eggs hidden throughout the series, the pre-shoot "boot camp" the cast…

Coffee & Content: Andra Day, Kate Winslet, & Carey Mulligan Actors Roundtable & Best Free Resources to Make Your Short Film

Happy Sunday Creative Army! First of all, congratulations to all of you who have already participated in our monthly Introduce Yourself Weekend! Thousands of connections have been made between entertainment creatives and professionals from every corner of the globe. Whether you are a long-time member, or brand new to Stage 32, take a moment to pop over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and say hello before the end of the weekend. Now, grab some fresh coffee and let's dive in to this week…

Coffee & Content: How to Write a TV Pilot that Sells & How to Develop Your Visual Style

Happy Sunday Creative Army! I've got my coffee in hand and your weekly dose of content coming in hot - grab your coffee of choice and let's dive right in. First up, our friends over at StudioBinder has put together a great video about how to write a TV pilot that sells. In this video, they use South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's approach to story structure to illustrate compelling story structure. Like our Christopher Mack does in our Netflix TV Pitch Workshop, this v…

Coffee & Content: Celebrating Women in Entertainment

Happy Sunday Creative Army! As you likely know, it is Women's History Month and tomorrow is International Women's Day. In the past 10 years here at Stage 32 we have had the supreme privilege of working with thousands of powerhouse female voices in entertainment.  Tomorrow, on International Women's Day 2021, we are partnering with Female Voices Rock film festival to bring you an exciting panel and networking happy hour celebrating women in entertainment. Our panel includes:  …

In the News: How Netflix Tapped LA Talent Incubator Stage 32 to Pull in Global Creatives

Happy Wednesday Creative Army! As you know, Stage 32's continued mission is to democratize the entertainment business and the industry is taking notice in a big way. In addition to our previous coverage in Business Insider (check out the articles here and here), Senior Entertainment Business Reporter Diane Haithman from industry leading publication The Wrap recently watched our Stage 32 + Netflix TV Pitching Webinar with Christopher Mack and wanted to dive into what Stage…

Coffee & Content: The Rise and Fall of Michael Corleone & How a TV Show Gets Made

Happy Sunday Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee and let's dive in. First up, one month ago I featured the first of a 4-part series from StudioBinder about the four classic movie endings: Sweet, Semi-Sweet, Bitter-Sweet, or Bitter. The first video broke down "sweet" endings, and now, they are diving into the "bitter" ending. In this video, they use The Godfather, one…

From Our CEO - The Greatest Community on the Planet Rises to the Occasion

You. Guys. Rock. Last week, I threw down the gauntlet with my Introduce Yourself Weekend Challenge and you not only accepted the challenge, you went above and beyond the call. By any standard, this was the most productive IYW edition in our 10 years shattering every record on the books including number of posts, number of comments, number of network requests sent, number of new connections made and so on. Some of you truly went the extra mile in getting the word out. One member sent i…

Coffee & Content: How to Network as an Introvert & 10 Screenwriting Tips from Wes Anderson

Happy Sunday Creative Army! First of all, congratulations to all of you who have already participated in my Introduce Yourself Weekend Challenge! Thousands of connections have been made between entertainment creatives and professionals from every corner of the globe in what has, by far, been our biggest Introduce Yourself Weekend in our 10 year history. Whether you are a long-time member, or brand new to Stage 32, take a moment to pop over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and say h…

From our CEO – A 5 Step Challenge For You to Complete This Weekend

What’s up, Creative Army! As you know, for the last 10 years we’ve designated every 3rd weekend of the month to hold the largest online entertainment industry event anywhere in the world. We call it Introduce Yourself Weekend and since the inaugural event back in 2011, millions of network connections have been made leading to myriad life and career changing relationships and projects launched. Over the last few weeks, partially by virtue of our partnership with Netflix, ove…

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