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Emerging Filmmakers: Enter your Short Film for a Chance at Up To $50K in Prizes

I've been working with David Okamoto from AT&T for over a year now and have been incredibly impressed with how he is helping short film filmmakers create and move ahead in this growing world of DIY film. When David told me that AT&T was opening up a call for submissions for the next generation of filmmakers to submit their work I was excited to bring it to the Stage 32 community. Not only is AT&T giving filmmakers who have shot a film on a phone a chance, but t…

Announcing Our 3rd Annual Short Film Contest

Today we open up our call for entries for the Third Annual Stage 32 Short Film Contest. We hear all the time from many of the 500+ executives we work with here at Stage 32 that short films have become a huge part of their recruitment model when searching for new talent or ideas which can be stretched to feature length. Over the last couple of years, we’ve polled thousands of filmmakers who are members of the Stage 32 community and asked them what they most need to move the nee…

Worldwide Premiere of the 2nd Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program

I am honored to present to you the worldwide premiere of the 2nd Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program. This program was curated by the incredible industry executives who judged our Short Film Contest and features 7 amazing directors (from 4 countries) all with bright futures ahead. This is the same program that played at the 2017 Hollyshorts Film Festival and the 2017 Richmond Film Festival. The films and the filmmakers will also be exposed to over 500 more industry executiv…

Success Story - Update on Comedy Contest Winners

It's been about a month since you've met our Stage 32 Comedy Contest winners Keith & Anthony, who won our 2nd annual contest for their script SHORE BREAK. We sent their script out to the executives we work with and there was a ton of interest. We brought this writing team to LA and set them up on a bunch of meetings which have turned out fantastic! We, as creatives, are all in this together so we want to share with you their journey. We always suggest for creativ…

The 4th Annual Search For New Blood Is On!

The most popular horror and thriller contest in the world is back! 8 of our contest finalists have been signed, optioned, placed in development or staffed! If you have the next Annabelle:Creation, It Comes at Night, Split, Conjuring, Saw, 47 Meters Down, Kidnap, The Cabin in the Woods, Atomic Blonde, The Shallows or Get Out ready to be unleashed, you need to submit your script to our 4th Annual Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest. This is the contest that has launched the ca…

Announcing Our 2nd Annual Comedy Contest Winners

The 2nd annual Stage 32 Comedy Screenwriting Contest brought in some incredible talent from all over the world. Our judges, who were from Paradigm Agency, Vertigo Entrainment, Lionsgate's LOL Network (Kevin Hart), Big Beach Films, Romark Entertainment, New Wave Entertainment and MXN Entertainment all told us how funny the finalist scribes were. We're excited to feature our Grand Prize Winners, an incredibly talented writing duo from Los Angeles and Las Vegas,Anthony G…

Stage 32 + Hollyshorts Short Film Program - Q&A With Filmmakers [Video]

This weekend we premiered the 2nd Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program in Los Angeles at the 2017 Hollyshorts Film Festival. In one word, it was inspiring. We had the pleasure of showcasing a program of 7 films representing 4 different countries - all with varying creativity. The audience included Stage 32 members and executives from Lionsgate, Samaco Films, Whitewater Films, Kodak, Legion M, CAA and more who all told us how blown away they were with the talent here in the Stage 32 communi…

LA Premiere of the Stage 32 Short Film Program

Stage 32 is honored to present to you the 2nd Stage 32 Short Film Program at the 2017 Hollyshorts Film Festival. This program was curated by the incredible industry executives who judged our First Annual Short Film Contest and features 7 amazing directors (from 4 countries) all with bright futures ahead. If you live in or around Los Angeles, please join us this Saturday for the Los Angeles Premiere of the Stage 32 Short Film Program which premieres on the closing night of the Hollyshort…

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Contest Winner Announced!

We’re extremely excited to announce this year’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Screenwriting Contest Winner & 2nd Place Runner Up! Our industry judges were completely blown away by the imagination and talent of these scribes. So much so that our Grand Prize Winner has already had a meeting with Daniel Vang from Good Fear Film + Management! It's about to be a whirlwind as these scripts get heat on them around the executive community.  Join us as we congratulate these writers…

Fantasy & Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest Finalists Announced

We are pleased to announce the finalists of the Stage 32 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest! With hundreds of submissions this year, these talented writers cut through to the top with their amazing scripts. Now, it’s off to the races! Winners will be announced in August on theStage 32 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Screenwriting Contest page expertly selected by our amazing judges. Please celebrate with us on social and tag us on Twitter: @stage32 and Instagram: @stage32online#…

It's Show Reel Share Day - Share Your Reels With the World

Today on Twitter and Instagram, it's #ShowReelShareDay - That means whether you're an actor, filmmaker, cinematographer or other creative with a reel, today is the day to showcase your talents to the world. Let's show the social world that we are the most creative community on the planet! We're asking all our members who have reels and either a Twitter or Instagram account (or both) to help promote Stage 32 while promoting yourselves!  All you have to do is share your reel link her…

Coffee & Content - Storytelling of INSIDE OUT & More

Happy Sunday, everyone.  And for those celebrating in the States, a Happy 4th of July weekend. For Coffee & Content this week, I'm sharing two terrific videos I'm sure you'll all find enormously entertaining and informative. First, it's the Personal Storytelling of INSIDE OUT.  I'm sure many of you are familiar with the painstaking process all Pixar scripts go through from concept to screen.  This video provides some more insight into why INSIDE OUT was Oscar nominat…

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