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How to Act on Camera & 3 Act Screenplay Structure Tips and Myths

Happy Sunday, everyone.  Greetings from Park City and the Sundance Film Festival. It's been a weekend full of meetings, meetings, meetings...And plenty more ahead.  Putting the coffee in a to go cup this morning and heading out into the cold.  But not before I leave you with some great content for you to consume and share. First up, from Chris Mack comes a packed 5 minutes of tips and tricks to acting on camera. Next, it's 3 Act Screenplay Structure - Tips & Myths.&…

Talking Filmmaking Across The Pond and Around the World - The Filmmakers Podcast

Recently our fearless leader, RB, had a chance to chat with Giles Alderson from The Filmmakers Podcast from London and the conversation could not be more fun! If anything, you have to tune in for their accents. Together on the podcast they chatted about film-making, screenwriting and crowdsourcing your film, building your tribe, your army, your boots on the ground and the most important factors of being a filmmaker. They discuss how to bring value to a project, how to stan…

Coffee & Content - Taking Your Filmmaking to the Next Level & The Clues to a Great Story

Another Sunday, another edition of Coffee & Content.  I'm going a little French press style this morning...How about you? I'm truly excited about this week's C&C.  I have two vids that are simply off the charts. To kick things off, I have a video from the fine creatives from Mango Street.  This one is titled Take Your Filmmaking to the Next Level, and as per usual with their content, I think you'll find there's something to take away no matter what your experienc…

5 Realities of Raising Capital for a Feature Film

The difficulty in raising capital for any venture is two fold: first off, the market is crowded with opportunities that are currently earning strong returns. The stock markets, the bond markets and the traditional high yield sectors of real-estate, speciality finance and lending all present solid outlooks financially.   Second off, speculation is the killer of many financial deals. Being pragmatic and logical – who wants to invest in an opportunity when the return not only i…

Get Great Content! - FilmHub's 10 FilmTweeters You Need to Follow!

One of the best ways to further your creative pursuits and to stay on top of all the latest industry news is to consume quality content. But in this day and age, finding reliable sources can prove to be quite challenging. Luckily, our good friends at FilmHub have compiled a murderers' row of film related creatives posting incredible content on Twitter. We're proud to present their list of 10 FilmTweeters to Follow as a Creative in 2018! Our very own CEO, RB, rings in at number 9! To fin…

Coffee & Content - Sean Baker on Screenwriting and Directing & Cinematography Composition and Framing

Happy first Sunday of 2018, everyone.  Excited to bring you the first Coffee & Content of the new year. If you're not familiar with Coffee & Content, it's a weekly blog (schedule permitting) where I share with you some of the cool material I've consumed over the previous week.  My goal is to inspire and motivate.  All I ask in return is that you share the content through your social media channels or via email with those you think would benefit.  Now...Some …

The Next Generation of Student Filmmakers Document The Seattle Film Summit

In December Stage 32 was honored to participate in the Seattle Film Summit held in beautiful Renton, Washington. For 2 days some of the industry's heavyweights descended upon the Pacific Northwest to teach about the industry and meet the fresh talent that exists in the state of Washington. Over the course of 2 days there were many panels and workshops discussing everything from script to screen and the evolution of the industry with players like Netflix and Amazon. There was an…

Happy New Year! What Are Your Goals?

On behalf of the entire Stage 32 team, I'd like to wish you all a very Happy New Year!    So what are your goals for the year? Have you laid them out? Broken them down? Arranged them in a sensible fashion which will make the journey fun and rewarding as opposed to filled with pressure and anxiety? I'd love to hear what you're looking to attain in the coming 12 months. Further, for those willing, I'd also love if you'd share your strategies designed to set yourself up for…

It's All About Who You Know

I wanted to take a moment to thank Stage 32 member Sarah Delpizzo for writing an article for her blog "My LA Lifestyle" featuring Stage 32 and our fearless leader, Richard Botto. In the article Sarah has RB take us on a trip down memory lane about the origins of Stage 32, best practices of how to benefit from being on Stage 32 and the evolution of the industry right now. It's a must read for every creative.   "There is a famous saying in the entertainment industry, “It&rsqu…

Coffee & Content - 9 Award Hopeful Screenplays to Download!

Hey guys.  Welcome to the weekend. Is there anything better on a cold winter's morning than curling up with a hot cup of coffee and a good screenplay?  If you answered "Yes", too bad, that's all I have for you.  For the rest of you, I'm happy to provide you with links to NINE screenplays hoping to get some recognition this awards season. As always, I welcome remarks and discussion in the Comments section below.  But more importantly, this is the season of giving, so…

3 Holiday Gifts On the Stage 32 List

Here at Stage 32 we are starting to feel the holiday cheer and we hope you are too! We've come up with a list of 3 gifts to get you in the holiday spirit. Let's end the year off right by nurturing our creative minds and celebrating being part of such a special global creative community. Take advantage of some of the holiday gifts we have available on Stage 32:   1) You can now gift a webinar or class to a fellow creative! Now, you can give the gift of edu…

The Current State of Indie Film Financing, Production and Distribution

It was another incredible year at the American Film Market (AFM). Due to the sheer amount of content being created, purchased and distributed in the current climate, the attendees had a little jump in their step this time around. For the second straight year, I had the pleasure of leading the Producing Studio Films on an Independent Budget panel. This was a lively and passionate discussion featuring both similar and diverging opinions on the current state of indie film producing, film f…

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