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8 Upcoming Fellowships for Diverse Emerging Screenwriters

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! As many of you know, last year, Stage 32 launched the 1st Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest. Since its inception in 2011 when we launched with our "One Love" initiative, Stage 32 has been committed to providing opportunities and a platform for unrepresented and underrepresented creatives from all backgrounds, including people of color, women, LGBTIQ+, and those who are passionate about storytelling despite adversity. This writing co…

Announcing our 5th Annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Contest

If there is anything that audiences are most in need of right now, it’s pure escapist entertainment. So, trust us when we say that two of the most sought after genres in Film and Television right now are Sci-Fi and Fantasy! Nearly every streaming service, production company, and studio is looking for an original Sci-Fi or Fantasy concept. Netflix has gone on the record to say they want their version of the STAR WARS and HARRY POTTER franchises. Universal is rebooting THE GREEN HORN…

Winner of the Diversity Springboard Contest meeting mentors from CBS, NBCUniversal, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Artists First Entertainment and more through Stage 32

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! We're kicking off another week of excellence at Stage 32 with an awesome success story. As many of you know, last year, Stage 32 launched the 1st Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest. Since its inception in 2011 when we launched with our "One Love" initiative, Stage 32 has been committed to providing opportunities and a platform for unrepresented and underrepresented creatives from all backgrounds, including people of color, women, …

Stage 32 Never Stops Working for our Screenwriters: Comedy Contest Winner Lands More Meetings Through Stage 32

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! We're back for the first Monday Motivation post of 2021 - and it's a good one. One thing I constantly emphasize to the community is that the Stage 32 team never stops pushing and working on our members' behalf. We are constantly looking for new opportunities for our members and ways in which we can kick down the doors of the industry and achieve professional success. And in that spirit, when a screenwriter wins one of our contests, the support do…

(Believe it or Not) It's Been A Great Year!: Recapping the Best Stage 32 Success Stories of 2020 (Part 2)

And here we are folks, back at it for another exciting excursion into the best Stage 32 success stories from the previous 12 months. Last week we highlighted the months of January through June 2020. If you missed Part 1 you can find it here. Now, we’re onto (Believe it or Not) It's Been A Great Year!: Recapping the Best Stage 32 Success Stories of 2020 (Part 2)... And like most sequels, this one is even bigger than the first. I'm thrilled to bring you the top stories …

Announcing the 6th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Contest

For the past 6 years I've been really proud to oversee our Stage 32 Short Film Program. This has become one of the most anticipated programs of the year for all the industry professionals including development executives, managers, producers, agents and financiers that we work with on a day to day basis. Being a part of the Stage 32 Short Film Program is like joining a special tribe. If you make the final program not only do you get the honor of screening at the prestigious Hollyshorts …

(Believe it or Not) It's Been A Great Year!: Recapping the Best Stage 32 Success Stories of 2020 (Part 1)

I know, I know. Hold back on hurling the rotten fruit until I’ve made my point. Believe it or not, for as tumultuous as 2020 has been, this black cloud of a year is not without its silver linings. To start, we had over 550 connections made between screenwriters and filmmakers and the industry professionals who work with Stage 32 this year alone. (By comparison, last year, it was 327.) This year we have had more than - wait for it - 3,000 requests from industry professionals for s…

Worldwide Premiere of the of the 5th Annual Short Film Program

It is an honor and a privilege to bring you the worldwide premiere of the 5th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program! Below you will find seven 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. These films are only available for viewing Thursday 12/17/20 - Sunday 12/20/20 Plus, join the filmmakers for a live Q&a…

Update on the Development of the Winning Script from the Stage 32 Microbudget Horror Script Competition! Originally Seen in Deadline Hollywood

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! We're coming to the end of the year and I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on one of the biggest success stories of 2020. In August, we announced that Martin Reese of Cleveland, Ohio was the winner of the Microbudget Horror Script Competition presented by Stage 32, Trick Candle Productions and Glasshouse Distribution with his script, THE EYE OF OWUO.  There were a record shattering number of entries from around the world and it…

The Holiday Jump Start: Prepare to take a Giant Leap Forward!

Hello Stage 32 Community! Wow. Believe it or not, you made it through a harrowing year. I want you to use this moment to very quickly reflect - and take stock - on all that you have personally dealt with - and overcome - in 2020. The world kicked off the “roaring” 2020’s with an inauspicious start. And then, we had a pretty rough middle of the year. And now, it seems we are in for an anxiety-inducing Finale. But, we are enthusiastic. We are hopeful. We are empowered. We…

Announcing our 6th Annual Comedy Writing Contest

We think the world could use a good laugh right now. And we’re not alone! Streamers, Studios, Producers, and Literary Managers have been clamouring for more Comedy features and television series. Some of the most popular films of 2020 - including the zany Romantic Comedy THE WRONG MISSY, the underdog Comedy EUROVISION, while instant holiday classics like THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES and HOLIDATE - prove that Comedy is experiencing a resurgence around the world. In fact, the Action-Come…

Announcing Our 2nd Annual Feature Drama Screenwriting Contest

The legendary writer and actor Gore Vidal told us, "A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships." In this time of social distancing, we’re seeing relationships through a brand new lens and are looking for human connection. There has never been a greater need to explore the nuances of Drama than right now. Which is why...   Stage 32 is thrilled to announce our 2nd Annual Feature Drama Contest!   Drama, when …

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