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Stage 32 Connects More Creatives Around the World: UK-Based Screenwriter Hired by Filmmaker in Afghanistan

Good morning, Stage 32 Creative Crew! We're kicking off a brand new week with a very cool motivational story for you! As you know, part of our mission at Stage 32 is to connect like-minded creatives from around the world, so they can collaborate and bring shared visions to life. Today, I am excited to introduce Stage 32 Nick Brown, a UK-based novelist and screenwriter who was hired by Stage 23 member Jordan Bryon, a filmmaker based in Kabul, Afghanistan, to rewrite an action script.…

Coffee & Content - Jordan Peele Breaks Down "Get Out" Fan Theories & How to Shoot Epic B-Roll

Happy Sunday Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee and let's dive in.  First up, Cinecom.net has a great way for you to stay creative between gigs - shooting a library epic B-roll. In this video, they give you 10 simple steps to shoot really extraordinary B-roll footage of literally anything you have lying around your house. Cinematic footage of a coffee cup is su…

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Screenwriting

Artificial intelligence is radically changing the world and it will RADICALLY change screenwriting. Elon Musk predicts that over half the cars sold in 2030 will be autonomous. This requires artificial intelligence capable of observing and reacting like a driver does today— only better. Musk says that by 2040 cars with steering wheels will be like people riding horses today. It will be for those who enjoy something historical. As a screenwriter, you need to realize your world is b…

When Life Gives You Lemons, Open a Lemonade Company - How to Use Struggles as Creative Fuel

From the devastating loss of a loved one, to job loss and medical issues in the time of Coronavirus, I have personally dealt with trauma and loss from many angles. Despite all that, people around me always compliment me on my sunny attitude and ability to get up when I’m knocked down. I want to help you use your struggles as a means of unleashing your creative power not only as a way of healing yourself, but as fuel for your creative career.     Take Time to Process …

Where Iconic Film Scores Come From

First of all, they don’t come from other people’s movies! IN THE BEGINNING Let’s start at the top. Back when most of the really enduring film scores were written, directors were expected to have cross-training in a wide range of entertainment disciplines. Moreover, composers were expected to be masters of music theory. Today, the tight focus of a film school education on the tools we need to get working has eroded the vocabulary and habits that come with a classical p…

The Difference Between a Starving Artist and a Wealthy Artist is Patronage

We’ve all heard the myth about the starving artist. This is the myth that artists need to suffer for their art if they want respect as an artist. This crazy myth has been around for over 150 years and unfortunately many artists today still believe it. The myth started in 19th century Paris with a group of artists who lived passionately for their art, but also lived in poverty. The artists were nicknamed “the water drinkers” because they couldn’t afford to drink wi…

How To Launch A Podcast

Podcasts are a unique way to communicate with a desired group of listeners in an episodic format. Podcasts are designed to appeal to a niche audience; therefore you have the opportunity to zero in on exactly who you want to talk to and what your topics should be. You’re straight-up targeting people. You never know… Your thoughts and opinions could very well resonate with a horde of like-minded folks and maybe even sway some of those that have different opinions than what yo…

Another Screenwriter Lands Her Agent Through Stage 32!

Good morning and happy Monday, Stage 32 Creative Crew! I hope you had a fantastic weekend and were able to carve out some time for writing or creating. We're kicking off another exciting week of artistic endeavors and to move us forward we're going to hear from Stage 32 member and screenwriter Amy Amani who just landed her agent through Stage 32!  I always talk about the power of the platform to move your career forward and how opportunities exist behind every door of Stage 32. &nb…

Coffee & Content - How to Start Writing & Accent Expert Reviews British Accents in Movies

Happy Sunday Creative Army! What did you create this week? What projects are you excited about? No matter what creative pursuits you are working on right now, I've got some content this week that is sure to stir up some creativity and ideas. Grab your coffee and let's get started.  First up, the folks over at Film Riot have put together a quick video to help you start writing your screenplay. We all shudder in the face of the black page, but this video has some great tips on how t…

How to Craft a Post-Production Script for Festivals & Distribution

We can all agree that it’s nigh impossible for a finished film to be even 90% close to the original screenplay. Budget and logistic constraints can be very limiting for the filmmaker and often the creative vision changes according to the ebbs and flow of the production. Locations are changed, dialogues are added, and sometimes even characters are edited out. As a result, when the filmmaker has finished post and is busy procuring deliverable material required by film festivals or t…

5 Things We Learned Working with an All Female Crew, and Would We Do it Again?

When my friend and creative collaborator Caroline Slaughter first pitched me her concept for the short film LAMB in late 2017 at the start of the #metoo movement, my first response was “Hell Yeah!” (actual response censored) and my second was “Here is a chance to create change”. LAMB is about an eager and trusting filmmaker who follows a female assistant from a hotel lobby to a secluded room for “a meeting” with the assistant’s boss... Were thes…

Brain Surgeons and Storytellers: Saving Lives on the Daily

Of all the species on Earth, humans have a unique ability when it comes to communication. We have the gift of stringing together words and phrases into complex ideas that eventually become stories. And we’ve used stories throughout our history as a way to educate, inspire, entertain, and yes, even save lives. The problem, as I see it, is that society can easily undermine the importance of stories and those whose chosen profession is to create them. If you’re willing to join m…

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