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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!

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Editing My First Feature

I recently had the privilege of cutting a horror/thriller film titled The Boy Behind the Door. It was the directorial debut of David Charbonier & Justin Powell, and it was also my first feature-length project as an editor. The film was part of the Official Selection at Fantastic Fest in 2020 and received some genuine critical acclaim during its run. It recently sold to Shudder and will be available for streaming later this year. The whole post-production process took over 2 years of…

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…

How to Turn Your Ideas into Movies

Making a film is a 'Big idea" that tends to overwhelm and can be an endless challenge to try and set sail. Where does one begin? This is your dream, after all, and here are a few methods that will help inspire your creative life. Understand that Writing is Everything For as long as I can remember, if I wanted to create something, it would not be discovered without reading about it. In fact, reading is a prerequisite to writing. I think that what you read changes your thoughts and then …

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Stage 32 and The European Independent Film Festival Partner for the 2021 Festival

Happy Thursday Stage 32! Since 2011, Stage 32 has been a leader in connecting and educating film, tv, and digital creatives and professionals worldwide. With an exclusive library of over 1,500 hours of film, television and digital craft and business webinars and classes, Stage 32 is recognized as the leaders in online education for the industry. We are the proud networking and education partner of the American Film Market, the Cannes Film Festival and many other festivals, film com…

2021 Stage 32 Global Success Stories (so far!)

Hello Stage 32 Community! Since the beginning of this year, our fearless leader and CEO Richard "RB" Botto has been talking a lot about the Content Gold Rush of 2021 - how development and the need for great stories and content is higher than ever. Well, this notion has been proved time and time again within the Stage 32 community since January. For starters, we have already had 160 meeting requests from entertainment executives looking to connect with screenwriters and filmmakers they h…

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,…

Top 10 Stage 32 Lounge Posts - Stepping Back, Regrouping, & Reaching Out Again

Hello, fellow creatives! Whether you are looking for your next gig or in the middle of a shoot, enjoying some extended time outdoors or staying in to crank out that next script, I hope you are continuing confidently forward on your creative journey! But what if you don’t feel the forward momentum? What if you’re feeling the heavy, messy trudge like Atreyu through the mud in The NeverEnding Story? First, don’t stop! Stepping back to reassess how best to progress, however…

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…

Now Showing: Seattle Black Film Festival Films on Stage 32 Screenings

Hello Creative Army! As you all know, Stage 32 Screenings was born in March of 2020 in the wake of the cancellation of SXSW. Our initiative has since been covered by Deadline, Variety, CNN, and dozens more. We are currently screening over over 200 features, shorts, and episodic pilots from SXSW, Tribeca, SeriesFest, Vail Film Festival, BFI: Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, and Telluride Mountainfilm Documentary Festival to our network of over 6,000 invited sales agents, distributors,…

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…

Grab a Networking Buddy and Make It “Introduce Your FRIEND Weekend”!

Imagine your shyest friend. The one who talks with you, and not many others. This person is probably really good at what they do – writing, directing, editing - but is terrible at putting themselves out there and meeting new people. Now imagine that friend finally working up the courage to type up a paragraph about themselves and post it for this community to see. Imagine that person discovering other creatives and striking up conversations with them, all because you took the time …

What Do You Want to Learn About the Craft & Business of Entertainment?

Hey everyone! Harrison here, the Director of Education at Stage 32. As a lot of you know, I’ve been working hard this past year to put together new learning opportunities led by some of the top minds in the entertainment industry to help everyone in the Stage 32 community grow in their field, whatever that field may be. And I’m super proud of what the education we’ve been able to provide! We’ve programmed webinars, classes and labs that have helped writers, direc…

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