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Three Things in the Entertainment Industry You Shouldn’t Take Personally

Today's blog comes from our fearless leader Richard "RB" Botto. Over on his Medium he has put together Three Things in the Entertainment Industry You Shouldn’t Take Personally and he is sharing them exclusively to you, the Stage 32 community. He has posted this exclusive information over on his Medium account, and we've provided an excerpt below... Enjoy Creative Army!

Cannes 2022 Roll Call: Announcing The Official Stage 32 Schedule - Who's Going? Who Has Films?

The Cannes Film Festival in France is next week! As you all know Stage 32 has has worked directly with and have had an official presence at the Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film for the last 5 years. From education initiatives, partnerships and parties, Stage 32 always has our finger on the pulse of the world's biggest film festival and market.  Also, for the last 5 years Stage 32 is an official education partner of the Cannes Marche du Film. This year, our role has expanded eve…

Free Online "Ask Me Anything" with Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto: State of the Industry, Where We Are Headed

Hello Creative Army! Read any of the trades right now and our industry is in a rapid state of change. From streamers in the race for original content, to companies making acquisitions and, of course, the Great Content Gold Rush still in full force, it's a lot to keep up with. The entire Stage 32 team is on the phone every day to keep their fingers on the pulse of what's happening. It's exciting time for you as a content creator - whether you work in film, television or digital - and it…

Introducing the Stage 32 Entertainment Industry Glossary!

Hello Stage 32 Creative Army! We are thrilled to announce yet another Stage 32 resource that you can use to learn and grow as a creative or professional in the entertainment industry - the Stage 32 Glossary! No matter what hat(s) you wear in the entertainment industry, there are a host of entertainment industry-specific terms and phrases you may come across in your career. To best prepare yourself for your entertainment journey, you should take some time to familiarize yourself with th…

5 Ways Research Your Way to the Top with IMDb Pro

IMDb- Internet Movie Database, is the top search engine for Hollywood. The first place we go to validate someone’s credentials and experience is IMDb. Whether you are an actor, director, writer, producer, grip, makeup artist, cinematographer, or editor- more than likely you have a profile on the site with your resume. However, the main website only goes so far, and so deep. The membership component of IMDb Pro gives you access to more proprietary information that is not known to t…

How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome as a Creative

What’s up, Creative Army! Over the last few months, I’ve seen an uptick in questions sent to me here, on Instagram, and on Twitter revolving around the subject of overcoming imposter syndrome. As creatives – which, as I always say, makes us entrepreneurs – we are constantly dealing with executives and gatekeepers questioning our decisions and our creative choices. For those hanging out on broad based social media platforms, you deal with a constant barrage of &ld…

Worldwide Virtual Premiere of the of the 6th Annual Short Film Program

It is an honor and a privilege to bring you the worldwide virtual premiere of the 6th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program! Below you will find nine amazing short films to watch that were carefully curated by Stage 32's panel of leading industry executives. Our esteemed panel of judges is made up of top producers, managers, development executives, and Oscar-winning filmmakers. Our winning filmmakers hail from all over the world, and we could not be more excited to share their undeniable t…

Stage 32 + Female Voices Rock Present: 2nd Annual Celebrating Women in Entertainment

In Stage 32's continued effort to democratize the industry, we have partnered with Female Voices Rock for another thrilling virtual event to shine the light on women in the entertainment industry. 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 four powerhouse female voices of entertainment, including: Robyn Watson - Gannett, VP of Corporate Com…

Celebrating Black History Month and Diversity/Inclusion in the Industry

Happy Black History Month! Or, for anyone outside the United States, happy February! One of the great accomplishments of Stage 32 is providing a safe and welcoming space for creatives all around the world, regardless of age, sex, race, or creed, to gather, network, and build relationships. Naturally, as we began celebrating Black History Month in the Stage 32 Lounges, this poignant question arose - why do we celebrate? In a word… history. In the United States, since celluloid was…

5 Ways to Support Black artists this Black History Month

Since 1976, February has been the official home of the annual Black History Month. A few days into February 2022, I wanted to share a few ways you can help support Black filmmakers, artists, and creatives.  5 Ways to Support Black artists this Black History Month Share Black artists stories and contact information on platforms you have access to. If there are zoom industry meetings/panels you are invited to and they are not diverse contact the host or moderator and suggest a …

When FOMO gets in the way of your Creative Work

FOMO: (Fear of Missing Out) – that anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media. Have you ever found yourself scrolling your Instagram or Twitter or Facebook for hours, lingering on those posts where mega deals are entered into by your fellow Artists? Or as they go LIVE on their Social to show off being on set on a film or tv show? Are you feeling dejected when friends, your fellow artists, or even…

How Writing a Stage 32 Blog Helped Me Get Distribution for My Transmedia Film Project

Today's success story comes from Las Vegas-based filmmaker and transmedia producer, Owen Ratliff. Back in October, Owen wrote a blog for the Stage 32 community about his experience developing his transmedia film project Black Salt.  Now, Owen is back with an extremely excited Stage 32 Success Story - he procured distribution for his project after connecting with an agent who had read his blog on Stage 32! As the blog editor here at Stage 32, these success stories simply make my hea…

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