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Announcing Our 7th Annual Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest

The most respected genre screenwriting competition of the year is back! Never before has a genre screenwriting contest brought together judges from the five leading horror production companies in the business! Stage 32 is bringing in the biggest names in genre film production and distribution to judge horror and thriller projects! This is the first time these powerhouse companies, executives, and filmmakers have been assembled together for one screenwriting contest! Stage 32…

Stage 32 Contest Lands Writer His Agent, Manager, & First Paid Writing Gig!

Good morning, Stage 32 Creatives! Today, in the US we are observing Memorial Day and remembering all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our Armed Forces. For all of our Stage 32 members who served, or are currently in active duty, the entire Stage 32 community offer our heartfelt thanks for your service.  it is also Monday, which means we turn out attention to those members of our community who have made tremendous leaps forward in their career as a result of…

8th Annual Stage 32 Oscars Contest Results

Happy Saturday Creative Army! Welcome to the other side of awards season. Another Oscars night has come and gone, and we are happy to announce that the results are in from our 8th Annual Oscars Contest!  Stage 32 Founder and CEO Richard "RB" Botto predicted an amazing 20 out of 24 correct (including Parasite for Best Picture!). Naturally, RB is in good company with his fellow Stage 32 members.  Last year, we had two amazing Stage 32 members (Cali Gilbert & Trish Mistric)…

Worldwide Premiere of the 4th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program

It is an honor and a privilege to bring you the worldwide premiere of the 4th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program! Below you will find six 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 for 48 hours.   Our six winning filmmakers hail from all o…

$5,000 Option, $100,000 Financing Eligibility - Stage 32's Latest Partnership - Exclusive Coverage in Deadline Hollywood

  If you've been around these parts for a while, you've heard me preach that relationships are everything.  You also know that our mission here at Stage 32 is not only to provide film, television, and digital content creatives and professionals a supportive and productive networking environment, but to provide our members with myriad opportunities for direct access to executives and decision makers to help get you staffed, signed, and produced. Almost every partnership we've …

8th Annual Stage 32 Oscars Contest

The celebs are prepping with their glam squads and the Dolby Theatre is getting ready for one of Hollywood's biggest nights. That's right - the 92nd Oscars® are right around the corner on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020.  Here at Stage 32, we are thrilled to embark on our 8th Annual Oscars Contest. Every year, we give our community the chance to test their industry knowledge and submit their guesses for the top filmmakers in the industry. Who do you think will go home with the …

It's Been A Great Year!: Recapping the Best Stage 32 Success Stories of 2019 (Part 2)

Welcome to the last Monday of this decade! I hope everyone had a safe, happy and healthy holiday week! And obviously, we’re just around the corner from the big one! I am really excited for all that 2020 holds and I am sure you are right there too. But man, what a year it has been! Many members of the Stage 32 community have been blessed with success over the course of the year. In fact, there were so many that I had to break this blog into two parts. If you missed Part One of the b…

Another Stage 32 Success Story: "Winning This Contest Feels Like a Game Changer!"

Good morning Stage 32 Family! We have got another big, busy, creative week ahead of us as we plow through the remaining weeks of this year. To kick off this Monday right, I asked the winner of our 3rd Annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Contest, Bill Poore, to recap his recent trip to Los Angeles. As I hope many of you must know by now, the winner of every Stage 32 screenwriting contest is sent on a round of meetings in Los Angeles with industry executives, managers, agents, and p…

UK Creatives - We Want to Hang Out With You During Raindance This Week

If you are UK-based, or plan to head to London for the 2019 Raindance Film Festival festival this week, we're looking forward to hanging out with you! We're going to be screening our 4th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program and having an after-party for those who attend. Don't forget to get your Raindance Film Festival full credentials here. Come meet & greet with Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Richard Botto and Managing Director Amanda Toney as well as other Stage 32ers! We're…

Announcing the Stage 32 5th Annual Television Writing Contest!

Don't touch that dial! The biggest television writing contest of the year is back and better than ever! After an awesome series of meetings for last year's winner - Christine Torres - Stage 32 is proud to launch the 5th Annual Television Writing Contest!  Television is at the height of its Golden Age and there are unlimited opportunities for writers with unique voices and fresh stories! No matter what format you write in – sitcom, drama, serialized, procedural, mini-seri…

Another Stage 32 Screenwriting Contest Winner Signs with a Prolific Manager!

Good morning everyone! This week's motivational story is particularly exciting for me. Last week Christine Torres - the winner of our 4th Annual Television Contest - was signed by Brooklyn Weaver the principal at Energy Entertainment!  Let me tell you a little bit about Brooklyn. He produced Run All Night with Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, and Vincent D'Onofrio, Executive Produced Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Casey Affleck, and Woody Harrelson, and Executive P…

Stage 32 Short Film Contest Winners to Screen at Hollyshorts!

Once again, Stage 32 is honored to present to you the 4th Stage 32 Short Film Program at the 2019 Hollyshorts Film Festival. Not only will the winners' films be screened, but festival goers can also take in a panel at the festival featuring Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Richard Botto and Indie Film Hustle Founder, Alex Ferrari. Here are the weekend details: Friday August 16, 2019 at 6:00pmPanel: How to Build a Huge Audience For Your Projects and You As a FilmmakerBuilding an audience for…

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