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Worldwide Premiere of the 3rd Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program

I am honored to present to you the worldwide premiere of the 3rd Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program. This program was curated by Stage 32 and the incredible industry executives (including Oscar winners, producers, managers and development executives) who judged our Short Film Contest. We are featuring 7 amazing filmmakers (from 4 countries) all with bright futures ahead. This is the same program that played at the 2018 Hollyshorts Film Festival and the 2018 Raindance Film Festival. The f…

Announcing Our 4th Annual TV Writing Contest

It's almost the most magical time of the year. You know what I'm talking about. All the bright lights, the festive decorations. That's right! Pilot season. Which means we're happy to announce our 4th Annual TV Writing Contest! Stage 32 contests, simply put, are the best in the industry - giving you unparalleled opportunity for exposure. TV is bigger than ever, streaming has allowed more original voices to be broadcast around the world and with the future holding opportunity in an unn…

The Re-Emergence of Romantic Comedy

With the tremendous box office success of CRAZY RICH ASIANS, BOOK CLUB and THE BIG SICK and the streaming successes of SET IT UP, SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER, and TO ALL THE BOYS I LOVED BEFORE, romantic comedies are making a huge comeback for all types of audiences. Variety called Rom-Com's the "Hottest genre" for 2018 and beyond. If you have been sitting on a Rom-Com script or been thinking about writing one, now's the time to get it exposure and we have the perfect opportunity for you. …

Success Story: Comedy Contest Winner Update

We are thrilled to share an update from our Stage 32 Comedy Writing Contest Winner Diana Wright. Diana was the Grand Prize Winner for her hilarious TV pilot, ROSWELL, ADJACENT and she has now signed with literary manager Audrey Knox at The Cartel which is a premiere full service management and production company. Their production arm, Cartel Pictures, is surging with 12 feature-length projects released in 2017 alone, including LOVE AT FIRST GLANCE, DEADLY EXCHANGE, and THE STUD…

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…

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