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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…

Coffee & Content - 5 Huge Filmmaking Mistakes to Avoid & Writing Tips From Stephen King

Happy Sunday, everyone.  And for those celebrating in America, I hope you're having a fun, relaxing and creative holiday weekend. For this edition of Coffee & Content, I have 2 more videos designed to motivate and inspire. First up, a cool vid from the helpful minds over at Creative North - 5 Huge Filmmaking Mistakes to Avoid in 2 Minutes.  Well, the video runs almost 4 minutes, but it's still more than worth your time. Next up, how about Stephen King sharing some writin…

6th Annual Oscars Contest Is Now Live!

It's that time again! The 6th Annual Stage 32 Oscars Contest is now live! This is your opportunity to vote for who you think will win each Oscar this year. All you have to do is go down the list, point, click, and submit. It's that simple! There are many wide open races this time around. You think you've got what it takes to run with the big dogs? Our top record holder of all time is Jovanni Ibarra who set a pretty high bar nailing 21 selections in 2016. Let's see …

Meet Stephen, Stage 32's Resident Camera Gear & Equipment Guru! - Come See What's New

Well, I am so excited to announce a newcomer to the Stage 32 family, Stephen Balsley, who we are dubbing Stage 32's Resident "Camera Gear & Equipment Guru". Stephen Balsley began his career at RED Digital Cinema watching it grow from RED One to becoming one of the leading Cinema brands in the world.  Although Stephen began at RED, he is well experienced in all types of cameras, including Arri, Canon, Nikon, Blackmagic, and more. He's currently the D…

Coffee & Content - 5 Tips for Filming at Night & Rian Johnson on Screenwriting

Getting some things done up here at the Santa Barbara Film Festival this weekend, so I'm grabbing my coffee to go and leaving you to enjoy (and share) the content! First up, I have a truly enjoyable and insightful tutorial on how to best film at night. Next, it's an in depth interview Rian Johnson, writer/director of The Last Jedi, discussing his screenwriting techniques. As always, I ask that you pay it forward and share this content wherever possible.  And, of course, I welcome…

Coffee & Content - Here's All 10 Oscar Nominated Screenplays

Happy Sunday, everyone. Between the Sundance Film Festival and our incredible Women Creating Change event with Hollyshorts in Hollywood, it been an exciting, productive and inspiring last week and a half. I'm rewarding myself with some Death Wish Coffee and some screenplay reading.  Care to join me? It's my pleasure to present the 10 screenplays nominated for an Oscar this year.  Download em, save em or print em out.  They'll likely only be available for so long. As yo…

And The Oscar Nominations Are In....

  The nominations for the 90th Annual Academy Awards were announced yesterday and we're proud to recognize some of the amazing execs and companies we work with whose films received much deserved nominations. This year as we all watch the Oscars we have 7 films we can root for that have been worked on by our execs & their companies! Please join us in congratulating the amazing group of talent in the Stage 32 family. And, we'll be launching our Oscars contest on Stage 3…

Get Great Content! - FilmHub's 10 FilmTweeters You Need to Follow!

One of the best ways to further your creative pursuits and to stay on top of all the latest industry news is to consume quality content. But in this day and age, finding reliable sources can prove to be quite challenging. Luckily, our good friends at FilmHub have compiled a murderers' row of film related creatives posting incredible content on Twitter. We're proud to present their list of 10 FilmTweeters to Follow as a Creative in 2018! Our very own CEO, RB, rings in at number 9! To fin…

Coffee & Content - Sean Baker on Screenwriting and Directing & Cinematography Composition and Framing

Happy first Sunday of 2018, everyone.  Excited to bring you the first Coffee & Content of the new year. If you're not familiar with Coffee & Content, it's a weekly blog (schedule permitting) where I share with you some of the cool material I've consumed over the previous week.  My goal is to inspire and motivate.  All I ask in return is that you share the content through your social media channels or via email with those you think would benefit.  Now...Some …

Happy New Year! What Are Your Goals?

On behalf of the entire Stage 32 team, I'd like to wish you all a very Happy New Year!    So what are your goals for the year? Have you laid them out? Broken them down? Arranged them in a sensible fashion which will make the journey fun and rewarding as opposed to filled with pressure and anxiety? I'd love to hear what you're looking to attain in the coming 12 months. Further, for those willing, I'd also love if you'd share your strategies designed to set yourself up for…

Coffee & Content - Tips from Sundance Screenwriters & Depth Through Subtext

Happy Sunday, everyone.  To all those celebrating, I hope you had a fantastic holiday weekend. A little cloudy and cool where I am today.  Seems like a perfect time for an Italian dark roast and some film related content. First up, from our friends at Film Riot, I have a look on how to add depth your filmmaking (and storytelling) through visual subtext.  Next, tips, tricks and advice from some successful screenwriters who have had films play at Sundance.  And as a…

Coffee & Content - 29 Screenwriter Mistakes & Roger Deakins' Connection to Cinematography

Happy Sunday to you all.  Hope you're also enjoying and participating in Introduce Yourself Weekend! Today, I have two immersive videos for you to enjoy.  First up, it's a collection of 29 screenwriting mistakes from our good friends over at Film Courage.  Next, Roger Deakins gives you an intimate look at his personal connection to cinematography. Brew yourself a nice cuppa, kick back, and enjoy the content! Cheers! RB 29 Screenwriting Mistakes   Roger Deakin…

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