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Hey! Whaddaya Say We Get Together and Talk Film?

Hello, my dear, creative friends. It's been a long time since we had a FREE On Stage With RB webcast. I'm appreciative of all of you who have written in asking when the next one was going to air.  It's been a busy few months for yours truly. There have been many project meetings - progress on a few, and a couple of false starts. I've seen and heard much throughout and I'm anxious to share what I've learned out there with you. In addition, so many of you have sent in such incredib…

Follow our Stage 32 Feature Writing Contest Winner!

Bring out the congratulation banners and the fanfares! This week we bring to you a video made by our one and only 3rd Annual Stage 32 Feature Screenplay Contest winner, Jonathan Jordan. Like our previous contest winners, we had him record his journey as he went through his meetings with our illustrious judges including: Rachel Crouch, development executive for Cold Iron Pictures whose line of work includes SWISS ARMY MAN and DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, David Harris, an independent producer…

Our 2nd Annual Stage 32 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Contest is LIVE!

After our inaugural Sci-Fi and Fantasy Contest resulted in our winners getting optioned and commissioned to write scripts for major producers, we are excited to bring back this highly popular screenwriting contest! We are on the hunt for our most talented writers bringing us mystical, magical and intergalactic worlds. As with all our writing contests, we aim to provide you with the tools and resources needed to excel in this industry and grow as a professional. We give our writers the op…

The Biggest Creative, Business & Networking Event of the Year

Hey guys. A quick reminder that Film Con Hollywood (hosted by Stage 32 and the LA Acting Studio) takes place this Saturday at the LA Convention Center. The buzz is high, the stage is set and we’re fired up to bring you a full day of keynotes, panels, workshops, networking, pitching, screenings and more.   Whether you’re an actor, screenwriter, filmmaker, producer, content creator, film financier or are looking to further your career in the film, television or content c…

How To Get the Most Out of Networking on Stage 32

Hey Stage 32’ers! This week we’re bringing you a video that talks about one of the most important aspects of this business: networking. We went around the Cannes Film Festival to talk to people in the community and asked them about their experiences with networking on Stage 32 and how to do it well. This site was created as a resource for the filmmaker, and it’s an indescribable feeling seeing numerous people getting so much from it. These people have been findin…

6th Annual Stage 32 Oscars Contest Results

It's the moment you have all been waiting for! It's time to announce the Stage 32 6th Annual Oscars Contest winners! We thank everyone who participated.With more entries than ever this year, we had a grand total of 22 winners! First up, we have a 6-way tie with 12 correct for 3rd place and a 4-way tie with 20 correct for 2nd place. And finally, with a BIG congratulations to our top prize winners, we have a 6-way tie for 1st place with 21 correct! Our thanks to all wh…

It's Time! The Winner of the Stage 32 Search For New Blood Contest

Another exciting day here at the Stage 32 offices...   After some down to the wire judging, we have a winner for our 4th Annual Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest. Please help us congratulate Kevin Bachar! Kevin's script, Blood Relative, floored our panel of executive judges, all of whom are anxious and ready to meet Kevin in person. And that's exactly what's going to happen! As with all our contest winners, Kevin will be flown to Los Angeles for meetings and mentoring ses…

Making an Award Winning Independent Documentary

Next up for our YouTube lineup we are releasing the interview we had with Pierre Filmon, an independent filmmaker from Paris, France who has directed and produced his documentary following the life and career of the legendary cinematographer, Vilmos Zsigmond. His film Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim (see Variety article here). It’s amazing how he was able to make this project with basically no budget. Goes to sho…

What Happens When You Win a Stage 32 Writing Contest?

Hello Stage 32 family! With our T.V. writing contest coming to a close, we thought it’d be great to revive a video featuring our 2015 feature writing contest winners, Jenna Palermo and Brittni Brown. We follow them on their journey of the illustrious pitch meetings they’ve received as winners at studios such as Lionsgate, Sony, Ineffable Pictures and Universal, while also listening to their thoughts on writing contests and the resources Stage 32 has to offer. Watch the video…

You Want Blood, You Got It! (Finalists Announced)

Hey guys. The chills, the thrills, the horror! Once again, our amazing writers brought their best to our 4th Annual Search for New Blood contest.  We had a record number of entries this time around and now we're proud to announce our 13 finalists. The winners will be announced on March 7th, but until then, let's give a big hand to these talented and creative writers for making the final cut!    Congratulations to our 13 Finalists in the 2018 Search For New Blood Screen…

The Biggest Education & Networking Event in Hollywood

If you are passionate to take your skills and abilities to the next level, we're excited to announce an interactive and engaging gathering for creatives wanting to connect, collaborate, create, and form a self-empowered community....   Stage 32 is proud to partner with LA Acting Studios to present Filmcon Hollywood to bring you the biggest education and networking event of the year at the LA Convention Center on March 24th! Filmcon Hollywood is an interactive and engaging gather…

Advice from Stage 32 Filmmakers

WE HERE AT STAGE 32 HAVE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. But before that, I’d like to introduce myself. Hi, my name is Joseph Dinh! I am an aspiring writer, a University of Minnesota – Twin Cities student majoring in Psychology, and the brand new intern here at Stage 32! I love anything and everything storytelling, and my favorite show of all time and what has inspired me to pursue a career in entertainment is Ugly Betty. I’ve also been told that: I should’ve been a model…

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