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Cannes 2022 Roll Call: Announcing The Official Stage 32 Schedule - Who's Going? Who Has Films?

The Cannes Film Festival in France is next week! As you all know Stage 32 has has worked directly with and have had an official presence at the Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film for the last 5 years. From education initiatives, partnerships and parties, Stage 32 always has our finger on the pulse of the world's biggest film festival and market.  Also, for the last 5 years Stage 32 is an official education partner of the Cannes Marche du Film. This year, our role has expanded eve…

Announcing the 9th Annual Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest

Ready to be frightened? We are! Horror films are always popular, and in recent years we've seen a huge uptick of interest in horror with a deeper meaning, in films like GET OUT, IT FOLLOWS and MIDSOMMAR. Low-budget horror isn't going anywhere either; they're the easiest films to make with the biggest rewards. And we can't forget that streaming services love a good fright. Hits like FRESH on Hulu and THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE on Netflix are carrying horror into the 21st century. So how c…

Announcing the 7th 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 …

Announcing the 2nd Annual Television Comedy Screenwriting Contest

What is more comforting that a TV Comedy? The half-hour classics that soothe the soul are some of the most streamed and beloved shows of all time. Can you imagine going through life without THE OFFICE and PARKS & RECREATION to take the pain away? We can't either - that's why we're bringing back the Television Comedy Screenwriting Contest for a second year! Stage 32 is proud to present the 2nd Annual Television Comedy Screenwriting Contest! Click Here To Learn More Whether you pref…

Worldwide Virtual Premiere of the of the 6th Annual Short Film Program

It is an honor and a privilege to bring you the worldwide virtual premiere of the 6th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program! Below you will find nine 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. Our winning filmmakers hail from all over the world, and we could not be more excited to share their undeniable t…

Announcing the 2nd Annual Television Drama Screenwriting Contest

TV Dramas are easily the most talked about type of media right now. Streaming has made it so easy to become obsessed with shows like GAME OF THRONES or PEAKY BLINDERS. Not to say that network dramas aren't still killing it - classics like HOUSE, MD or LAW & ORDER are some of the most binged shows by those who watched them week to week and brand new fans, and current shows like GREY'S ANATOMY feel unstoppable, even after 18 seasons. Whether its gossiping about SUCCESSION with your cow…

Stage 32 + Female Voices Rock Present: 2nd Annual Celebrating Women in Entertainment

In Stage 32's continued effort to democratize the industry, we have partnered with Female Voices Rock for another thrilling virtual event to shine the light on women in the entertainment industry. On March 8, International Women's Day, some of the industry's female leaders will be coming together to host an inspiring webcast celebrating women in entertainment. The panel features four powerhouse female voices of entertainment, including: Robyn Watson - Gannett, VP of Corporate Com…

How To Get Your Project On Netflix - Richard Botto on the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

Happy Thursday, Creative Army! Following the success of our Stage 32 + Netflix TV Pitch Workshop hosted by Netflix's Christopher Mack, we are proud to have officially partnered with Netflix to bring our community even more free global entertainment workshops. These workshops have now been attended by over 150,000 film, television and digital creatives and pros and continue to make global waves with each passing day. Through this long standing relationship with Netflix, along with …

Stage 32 Contest Winner Hired to Write Basketball Biopic through Stage 32!

Swish!  How I’m Making the Most of My Stage 32 Experience. There’s a basketball court near my house. My girlfriend and I pass it on our routine walks around the neighborhood. One day not too long ago, we walked by it and joked that we should get a basketball and play against each other. We like a bit of a competition, and we’re always looking for new games to play against each other. The holidays were approaching, so, I put a basketball under the Christmas tree f…

Announcing the 6th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screenwriting Contest

Who doesn't need a healthy dose of escapism? Sci-Fi and Fantasy classics like LORD OF THE RINGS, the HARRY POTTER films and STAR TREK are favorites we can watch over and over again for a reason. They transport us to a different world, while still exploring universal themes like family, friendship and good versus evil. Modern sci-fi and fantasy have taken this to a new level, showing us important and sometimes uncomfortable truths about society. This genre is all about pushing boundaries,…

Announcing the 1st Annual Female Driven Screenwriting Contest

There is nothing more important in the entertainment industry today than lifting up unique and diverse voices. For our first contest of 2022, we chose to focus on stories centered around female characters. While Hollywood may have made some strides forward over the last few years, the industry is still dominated by men. Help us achieve our goal of promoting female driven content by submitting your screenplay today! Female driven content has been on the rise, proving that audiences love …

It's Been A Great Year!: Recapping the Best Stage 32 Success Stories of 2021

Good morning Stage 32 Community! Welcome to the final week of 2021! We’re going to close out this year with a blast and kickstart 2022 with the Top Stage 32 Success Stories of the year! This is the third year I have had the pleasure of writing this blog. It’s really one of the highlights of my year because your success is our success. When members of the Stage 32 community land options, secure representation, go into production, sell scripts, or help others achieve their go…

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