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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…

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…

Working Remotely as a Film & TV Composer: Everything You Need to Know

As a composer for Film and Television you are probably used to working on your own in your studio most of the time, basically with the sole exception of meetings and recording sessions. Among composers we always joke about our professional life “in isolation”. Well, one year ago, Covid happened, and, as of today, the composer job is basically 100% remote. This has changed the work flow in many ways, making us switch to new strategies to communicate, meet, share… Here …

Stage 32 + Female Voices Rock Present: Celebrating Women in Entertainment

In Stage 32's continued effort to shine the light on women in the entertainment industry we have partnered with Female Voices Rock for a thrilling virtual event. On March 8, International Women's Day, some of the industry's female leaders will be coming together to host an inspiring webcast celebrating women in entertainment. The panel features five powerhouse female voices of entertainment, including:   Carmen Carbana - Cinematographer, Marvel & Disney Plus Ms. …

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…

Instagram Live Series: How to Plan Your Entertainment Goals & How to Ace Self Tape Auditions

Happy Saturday Stage 32! As many of you may know, I host an Instagram LIVE every week on @stage32 highlighting some amazing Stage 32 members from all over the world. We cover everything from how to shoot a short film 100% remotely to how to how to master the art of a director/composer relationship and more. Recently, I had the supreme pleasure of chatting with two powerhouse Stage 32 members that have been working hard to make magic happen in their entertainment careers in 2021 - and th…

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…

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…

How to Maximize Your Entertainment Career with Stage 32

Happy Thursday Stage 32 Community! I am beyond honored to present an amazing blog from long-time Stage 32 member, North Carolina-based screenwriter and author, Rashika Roberts! Rashika is the human equivalent of sunshine (check out this Instagram live we did with her to experience her joyous & inspirational energy) and is an incredible example of the magic that can come from networking on Stage 32. In the six years Rashika has been a member of Stage 32, she has popped into countle…

The Entertainment Industry, Health, and You

In this third blog installment I am going to discuss something very serious and it affects everyone whether they are in the film industry or not - our health. During these extra-ordinary times all of us in the entertainment industry are going though various levels of struggle with some of us not being able to work for months. Being mindful about our wellbeing is of paramount importance as we go through our day to day activities.I am in no way any part of the medical profession. As you ma…

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