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Special On Stage With RB Webcast "2 New Yorkers In Hollywood" Next Wednesday

It's that time again...time for a special edition of 'On Stage With RB'! What happens when you put 2 New Yorkers in Hollywood? Well, we're about to find out next Wednesday, May 24 at 11am as we host a special edition of "On Stage With RB" - featuring our fearless leader, Richard "RB" Botto, and special guest Bradley Gallo, CCO of Amasia Entertainment. As always, the webcast is FREE to the first 2,000 who register so grab your spot NOW! Register Here!     If you're new to …

Happy Mother's Day - Highlighting Some Inspiring Women

I hope everyone is off to a creative Sunday, and to those celebrating Mother's Day, hope it's a special day for you. I'd love to hear from our community about any woman that has impacted your decision to become a creative or inspires you to stay on your creative path. Let's talk about it in the comments section below.   I'll start by taking a moment today to recognize 5 incredible women we brought into Stage 32 education for our "Women In The Room" Series to talk about breakin…

The Indie Revolution – A24 Upends Hollywood

It’s no secret that the past five years has seen a renaissance in the distribution of quality independent films. No company has been more at the forefront of this movement than A24. Since 2013, A24 has released such critically acclaimed and award winning films as Spring Breakers, Ex Machina, Amy, American Honey, The Spectacular Now, Room, The Lobster, and this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Moonlight (it’s true Faye and Warren…it really is!)  …

Maximize Viewer Engagement In Your Film: Resolving Filmmakers' Blind Spots

Filmmakers have been creating engaging stories for over 100 years using traditional storytelling conventions. However, some of these storytelling conventions are based on creative intuition, rather than an evidence-based model of viewer engagement. Although this may seem to filmmakers as an unconventional way of creating engaging stories, traditional cinematic storytelling is becoming problematic in the digital age. This is due to film no longer being confined to the cinema, as more peo…

Looking for Your Next Location? Stage 32 Joins Forces With Peerspace!

During a podcast interview a few years ago, I was asked what the future held for Stage 32.  My response was that we hoped to steer the platform in the direction of becoming the Home Depot for film creatives.  To accomplish this, we would have to align ourselves and partner with companies and organizations who shared our values and the spirit of our mission while complimenting our services.  Since then, we've been proud to partner with such amazing brands as AFM, Cannes Fil…

Coffee & Content: Something for ALL Film Creatives

Happy Sunday, everyone.  As you know, we love to share great content on Stage 32.  In fact, we make it a point to share as much timely and inspirational content as possible across all our social media channels.  It's an easy way of paying it forward (something that's pointed out in the So You Think You Have Nothing to Offer on Social Media? article below).  All of the blogs below were written by Stage 32 members and are now featured on Medium.  Enjoy them at you…

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May Is Member Appreciation Month

As our way of saying thank you for being a loyal member of the Stage 32 community, we have marked May as our Stage 32 Member Appreciation Month. What that means for you is that if you've had your eye on any of our on-demand webinars, for the entire month of May they will be only $39. Whether you're looking to expand your craft, or learn more about the business, there is a Stage 32 Next Level Webinar available for you. To take the next step to improving your skills. Here's just some of…

Casting Call for Stage 32 Short Film Contest Winner

Stage 32's partnership with the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission continues as we announce that we are beginning pre-production for the short film script selected as the winner of our Short Film Script Contest.    Screenwriter/director Tanya Carleton Lovrics from Niagara Falls, Canada has officially opened up the casting call for her screenplay DOLPHIN GIRL. Tanya is being mentored by Sundance alum writer/director, JT Mollner and will be flown to Florida thi…

Kickstart Your Creativity – 30 Tips!

A recent poll of creatives found that 37% experience the greatest dip in their creativity on Saturday. But not you, right? You’re going to use today to start, continue or shore up that creative project. Even if that’s not the case, or if you’ve lately found yourself in a creative lull, courtesy of our friends at lifehack.org, here are 30 inspiring and motivational tips to kickstart your creativity. Enjoy!   Surround yourself with creative people.Hang out wit…

Cannes Roll Call - Who's Going? Who Has Films?

Hey guys. The 70th Cannes Film Festival is right around the corner, so stay tuned for an update of Stage 32's happenings at Cannes.   In the meantime, we'd love to hear from all the Stage 32 members who are planning on attending the fest along with those who will have films playing in the festival. Last year we had an incredible 33 Stage 32 members who had films screen at Cannes - 2 of those films went on to compete for Oscars: Toni Erdmann and My Life as a Zucchini.…

Never Let Rejection Define You

If you've been around Stage 32 for any length of time, you know we believe that a positive mindset is paramount to finding success as a creative. We must draw inspiration and positivity from like-minded individuals who fully understand the challenges of the creative journey.   As you also know, we're big believers in paying it forward. Nothing is more rewarding than sharing our experiences and knowledge with others. To us, this is a major aspect of the collaborative process. &nbs…

I Wasn’t An Actor When This Thing Started - My Journey

Today's guest blogger, Dan Jablons, is proof positive that when you realize you are meant to be a creative, nothing stops you, not even a full time business executive job. Having jumped at the chance to audition for, shall we say, a "unique" national commercial, the acting bug bit Dan and he never looked back. Soon, he found himself on set with Larry David showcasing his improv chops. Below, Dan shares his hilarious journey and how he realized that, as an actor, you can never take yours…

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