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Happy Thanksgiving! We are Thankful Everyday for You

From the entire Stage 32 team, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Let me be the first to say, I am incredibly grateful for every single person that is a part of the Stage 32 creative army. I am forever in awe of the amazing connections, projects, and friendships that have grown out of our community.  As always, here at Stage 32, we aim to help entertainment creatives make connections and share their stories with the world. In our 8 years, we have had nearly 2,000 articles writt…

Coffee & Content - Nailing Cinematic End Credits & The Keys to a Great Story

Good Morning Creative Army! Here's to another cinematic Sunday here at Stage 32. We've got some hot new content for your today. Got your coffee ready? First up, our friends over at Film Riot teach the subtle art of making cinematic end credits. Have you ever heard of a "snorkel lens"? These handy little lenses effortlessly ensure a cinematic vibe. End credits are an often overlooked footnote to an otherwise amazing film, watch this video to make sure your film ends with a bang. Second…

Coffee & Content - What is a Script Treatment & How to Write a Killer TV Show Treatment

Happy Sunday, Creative Army! I've got my coffee in hand and the content is coming in hot.  First up, What is a Script Treatment? The entertainment industry is constantly rewriting industry standards (remember when headshots were only acceptable in black and white?). However, when it comes to writing a treatment, the overall idea tends to remain constant. This first video explains what a script treatment is, and the basic elements that should be included.  Secondly, How to Wr…

Our Latest Ask Me Anything Session Now Available On Demand

Hello, Creative Army. A few weeks back, I hosted another content packed AMA (Ask Me Anything).  The members of the Stage 32 community who attended live brought their A-game.  We went for 2 plus hours and covered about 2 dozen questions on film, television and digital related subjects.  And now the entire show is available for you to watch On Demand.   Here's just some of what we discussed: - How to raise financing for features - How to find financiers - How to f…

Awesome Opening Weekend for Stage 32 Members at the 26th Austin Film Festival

Happy Monday everyone! As I am sure you know by now the 26th Annual Austin Film Festival kicked off last week and Stage 32 was in the middle of it all. Stage 32 has always had a presence at the festival and this year we expanded our relationship and became official partners with AFF. Our leader Rich Botto and I spoke on filmmaking panels, we screened our 4th Annual Short Film Program, we hosted our 7th Annual Rooftop Bash at the Handlebar and I was fortunate enough to personally conduct …

Another Stage 32 Partnership Announcement - Joining Forces With the Austin Film Festival!

Fresh off the heels of our expanding partnerships with Cannes, Raindance, Hollyshorts, and AFM (more on that shortly) and our new partnerships with the Trinidad and Tobago Film Commission and the Hamburg Film Festival, we're proud to announce that we have now joined forces with the prestigious Austin Film Festival. For starters, we'll be screening our 4th Annual Short Film Program during the festival.  So far this program has screened at Hollyshorts, Raindance and now we're excited…

The Master of STORY Robert McKee Teaches Exclusively for Stage 32

I'm beyond thrilled to announce that Stage 32 has partnered exclusively with the Master of Story himself, Robert McKee, to teach an exclusive webinar for Stage 32! This is the third time Robert McKee has taught for the Stage 32 community and this time it's a real treat. You'll be able to learn a preview of what is in his new book, Creating Compelling Characters, which he is in the middle of writing! PLUS - you'll get to participate in a Q&A.  Now, no matter where you live in th…

How Do I Use Crowdsourcing to Build an Audience for My Film, TV or Digital Project?

For the past few weeks we’ve been featuring videos in our crowdSOURCING series hosted by Stage 32 CEO, Richard “RB” Botto. RB authored his best-selling book, Crowdsourcing For Filmmakers, Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd to light the way for indie filmmakers and other creatives looking to make their mark with independent projects. In the new video below, he talks about how to use crowdsourcing to build an audience. “Boots on the ground,” as he says, ar…

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…

Why is Crowdsourcing Essential for ALL Creatives?

If you're a creative of any kind - actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, or any below or above the line talent - crowdsourcing is the tool you need to give yourself a competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace.  Winning champions of you and your work is essential! But did you know that you could crowdsource just about anything including locations and equipment for your project? It's true and it's proven! All it takes is your time and effort. Today's video explains why Crowd…

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…

"Grown Up" Scripts Wanted for Gidden Media + Stage 32 Screenwriting Contest

Times, they are a changin.' And that's really good news for anyone out there with a script that you feel speaks to an audience of 50+ If you've got a script that includes Baby Boomers and mature characters, this is the contest for you! Last year, Stage 32 and Gidden Media joined forces to find the next great rom-com scripts. Two Stage 32 writers, Julie Cross and Rachel Kempf, were chosen by Gidden Media and received $7,500. Both Julie & Rachel have been working with the Gidden M…

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