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Congratulate the Winners of Our 2nd Annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Contest

We are beyond excited to announce the talented scribes who's scripts advanced to the Finals of the 2nd Annual Stage 32 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Contest. And give a huge congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner John Dummer from Chicago, IL for his script FORGET-ME-NOTS, and to our 2nd place winner Terry Brody from New York for his script THE VR (VIRTUAL REALITY).  We were on the hunt for our most talented writers to bring us mystical, magical and intergalactic wo…

AT&T Short Film Competition: Over $60k in Prizes + Free to Enter

This year has been an incredible year with Stage 32 working with AT&T to give filmmakers opportunities all over the country. From Create-a-thons in New York, San Francisco, LA and more, to the AT&T SHAPE event at Warner Bros, it's been nothing short of inspiring seeing opportunities pop up for our creative community through AT&T. Today I'm excited to announce that I've been working with David Okamoto on a new initiative he's offering to short form filmmakers. AT&T is giv…

Announcing Our 5th Annual Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest

It’s back! The thrills, chills, the horror of it all. The most popular horror and thriller screenwriting contests is here! It’s the 5th Annual Search for New Blood Contest. We’re looking for the next A Quiet Place, Get Out, Hereditary, Witch, Red Sparrow, Unsane, John Wick, It Comes at Night, Happy Death Day, 47 Meters Down, The Meg, Atomic Blonde, The Shallows or whatever horror or thriller concept your twisted mind can dream up. We're giving one deserving writer the…

Our Feature Screenwriting Contest Winner Meets With Major Film Studio (Update)

If you haven't met him before, take a minute to meet him now... Jonathan Jordan entered his script, Golden Girl, into last year's Annual Stage 32 Feature Contest and was beyond blown away by his contest win and the eight industry meetings we sent him on. Based on those meetings, he's working with a manager and a producer on 2 different projects. We also set Jonathan up on a meeting with Verve Talent & Literary Management Agency who loved him and his script. They have been working ha…

Announcing Our 4th Annual Feature Contest

He was signed by an agent. Just like that. Imagine your screenplay being chosen by one of the top agents in Hollywood. Are you imagining it yet? Last Year’s Grand Prize winner, Jonathan Jordan, was sent on 8 meetings all around Hollywood. One of these meetings led to Jonathan getting a deal with Verve Talent & Literary Agency for his winning script, Golden Girl. 9 of our past contest finalists have either been signed, optioned or had their projects put into development! In…

The Hustle: Taking Meetings Around Hollywood

As the saying goes "The dream is free. The hustle sold separately." It takes an incredible amount hustle to move a project forward, as evidence by everything we share here on Stage 32. Today I wanted to share with you a video from Kevin Bachar, who was the winner of our 4th annual Search for New Blood screenwriting contest for his incredible script BLOOD RELATIVE. After Kevin won the contest, we flew him out to LA and set him up on a slew of meetings all around town with people who are i…

Stage 32 Joins Forces With National Lampoon to Find the Next Great Comedy Writer!

I know you treat reading the trades as part of your job, so I'm sure you saw the news on Deadline this morning!   Read more here We're thrilled to be partnering and joining forces with National Lampoon to find the next great comedy writer.  National Lampoon is, of course, one of the most iconic names in comedy and the new ownership of Co-CEO's Raj Singh, and Kevin Frakes and award winning producer, Robert Barnum, are ready to take the brand to new heights.  The National…

Follow our Stage 32 Feature Writing Contest Winner!

Bring out the congratulation banners and the fanfares! This week we bring to you a video made by our one and only 3rd Annual Stage 32 Feature Screenplay Contest winner, Jonathan Jordan. Like our previous contest winners, we had him record his journey as he went through his meetings with our illustrious judges including: Rachel Crouch, development executive for Cold Iron Pictures whose line of work includes SWISS ARMY MAN and DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, David Harris, an independent producer…

Our 2nd Annual Stage 32 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Contest is LIVE!

After our inaugural Sci-Fi and Fantasy Contest resulted in our winners getting optioned and commissioned to write scripts for major producers, we are excited to bring back this highly popular screenwriting contest! We are on the hunt for our most talented writers bringing us mystical, magical and intergalactic worlds. As with all our writing contests, we aim to provide you with the tools and resources needed to excel in this industry and grow as a professional. We give our writers the op…

Here Are The Winners of Our 3rd Short Film Program!

When we started our short film program contest 3 years ago, our hope was to discover one or two filmmakers a year who had "next level" talent and bring their talent and works to our global network of industry executives in the hopes of helping them push their careers along.    We're ashamed to say, we underestimated the talent within our community. Over the last 2 years, many of our winning filmmakers have gone on to significant achievements within the industry. Our first ye…

AT&T Film Awards Competition Seeks Emerging Creators

We're honored to be working with AT&T for their 4th Annual Film Awards. We at Stage 32 have been so impressed with AT&T's passion and commitment to help emerging filmmakers through education, support and recognition.  Through their various Create-a-thons that allow for hands-on experience learning how to film on set, as well as the recognition for short films with their Short Film Competition, few others share the love and passion for filmmakers like AT&T. Today my colle…

6th Annual Stage 32 Oscars Contest Results

It's the moment you have all been waiting for! It's time to announce the Stage 32 6th Annual Oscars Contest winners! We thank everyone who participated.With more entries than ever this year, we had a grand total of 22 winners! First up, we have a 6-way tie with 12 correct for 3rd place and a 4-way tie with 20 correct for 2nd place. And finally, with a BIG congratulations to our top prize winners, we have a 6-way tie for 1st place with 21 correct! Our thanks to all wh…

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