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$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 …

Script Developed & Pitched Through Stage 32 Going into Production in March with Major Producer!

Welcome to 2020, Stage 32 Family! It’s the big first Monday of the year, and we’re coming out guns blazing with a big Stage 32 success story. If you’re looking for some inspiration for getting your work out there in the new year, listen to this story from Stage 32 member Laurie Ashbourne who has been a Stage 32 member for over 8 years. Now Laurie has not one, but two projects set up through Stage 32! One of which is going into production in March with a massive genre …

Calling All Screenwriters - Join Us for National Screenwriting Day Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, January 5th, is National Screenwriters Day. And for the 4th straight year, Stage 32 is joining forces with Screenwriting U to present what has become one of the most popular online panels of the year.  Our CEO and fellow screenwriter, Rich "RB" Botto, our Director of Script Services, Jason Mirch, and literary manager Krista Sipp, will join moderator, Hal Croasmun, CEO of Screenwriting U for a lively and inspirational discussion on all things screenwriting. The panel will …

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…

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…

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