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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…

What is the Difference Between Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing? Step Inside.

In response to questions about my book Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd, I will be releasing a series of videos every Tuesday over the next several weeks that dive deep into the process, how I came to write the book, and how putting crowdsourcing into action can change the trajectory of success for your project and you as a filmmaker. I look forward to sharing the videos with you, and hope you glean something powerful from each and every one. Cheers, RB

Coffee & Content - How to Create Story Conflict & A Pre-Production Checklist for Filmmakers

Happy Sunday to all.  Hope you're all having a fulfilling and creative weekend. Coffee is brewed and piping hot...Let's get to the content. First up today, many great screenwriters and playwrights - David Mamet is one who comes to mind immediately - speak about the need for writers to create conflict in every scene.  Our first video today dives deep on conflict, citing examples from a plethora of revered films to drive the point home. Second, a video no filmmaker or producer…

Coffee & Content - The 10 Best Character Arcs of All Time & Basic Cinematography Tips

Happy Sunday, everyone. And Happy Father's Day to all fathers and father figures across the globe! Hope you're day is off to a fantastic start and that you've been active, contributing, and making those invaluable connections during Introduce Yourself Weekend. Don't miss out, there's still 24 hours to go! As if that wasn't enough to motivate you, here's another edition of Coffee & Content. When we talk with the executives who work with us through Stage 32 Script Services about the …

Coffee & Content - How Aaron Sorkin Wrote The Social Network & Michelle Williams and Patricia Clarkson on Acting

Happy Sunday, Creative Army.  Let's jump right in to another edition of Coffee & Content. First up, for my money, the screenplay for The Social Network is up there with some of the greats of the last decade.  In our first video, the good folks at Behind the Curtain break it down and go to the source to take a look at why it all works so well. Next up, Variety is back with their Actors on Actors series.  This time around it's the great Michelle Wil…

Coffee & Content - 10 Tips on Writing Better Dialogue & How to Film Action Scenes

What's up, Creative Army. Happy Sunday to you and to all our incredible moms around the world, a very Happy Mother's Day. As a reminder, we're gearing up for a jam packed couple of weeks at Cannes. If you're attending, remember to RSVP to all our events HERE. Now, whaddaya say we dive in to another edition of Coffee & Content? Everyone likes crackling dialogue in their movies, but for most writers, the practice is easier said than done. And sometimes what's in your head, doesn't q…

Cannes Roll Call 2019 - Who's Going? Who Has Films? Plus Announcing Stage 32 Events at Cannes!

Cannes 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. Also, for the 3rd straight year, Stage 32 is the official education workshop partner of Cannes and the Marche. This year, our role has expanded even further as we'll be helping to bring more of our executives and educators to the festival and conference. In addition every Cannes attendee will be receiving a fre…

Coffee & Content - How Cinematographers Work With Actors & How to Find the Best Camera Angles

Happy Sunday to all. Let's dive in for another edition of Coffee & Content. Much is always made (and tons of content produced) about the director/actor relationship. But what about cinematographers? How do they interact and work with actors. Our first video from CookeOpticsTV breaks it down. Next up, from wolfcrow, a tight, no fat video on how to find the best camera angles when shooting your film. So watch, drink your coffee, repeat, but then remember to share where you can! And…

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