THE STAGE 32 BLOG

Welcome to the Stage 32 Blog. Browse the archive, browse by tags, or search to get started...

Never Let Rejection Define You

If you've been around Stage 32 for any length of time, you know we believe that a positive mindset is paramount to finding success as a creative. We must draw inspiration and positivity from like-minded individuals who fully understand the challenges of the creative journey.   As you also know, we're big believers in paying it forward. Nothing is more rewarding than sharing our experiences and knowledge with others. To us, this is a major aspect of the collaborative process. &nbs…

Stage 32's 1st Annual Online Film Finance & Producing Conference

As the leaders in online education for film creatives, we're extremely proud to introduce our 2017 Online Film Conference Series. Throughout the year, we'll be announcing events designed to give you timely, applicable information designed to help you succeed in 2017 and beyond. We kick it all off today with our 1st Annual Online Film Finance and Producing Conference!   No planes. No hotels. No expenses. No new wardrobe. No outrageous badge prices. Just you, your compute…

Stage 32'er Michel Merkt Wins the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film!

Last night was a very special one around these parts as our good friend Michel Merkt captured the Golden Globe for producing Best Foreign Film winner, Elle. As I mentioned in yesterday's blog, Michel has not only been a staunch supporter of all we do here at Stage 32, but he has worked with and mentored so many 32'ers through the years.   Michel was kind enough to invite me to the premiere of Elle at the Cannes film festival last year. To be invited to be part of his tribe du…

2 Stage 32 Members Nominated for 4 Golden Globes Today

I am extremely proud to announce that two members of our global community are nominated for a total of 4 Golden Globes this evening. First up, it’s my dear friend, Michel Merkt. Michel is an enormously accomplished producer who had 8 films at Cannes this year including 4 in competition. Tonight Michel has 3 nominations. In the Best Foreign Film category, Michel is nominated for producing both Paul Verhoeven’s terrific film, ELLE and Maren Ade’s international hit dramed…

On Stage With RB (November 2016) - Special Guests Announced!

Hey Everyone! We are back with the November 2016 edition of On Stage With RB taking place Wednesday, November 30. This monthly online webcast is FREE to our Stage 32 community and will be hosted by our fearless leader, Richard Botto! Every month, RB goes over tips to best utilize Stage 32 for your networking and education, has on 2 industry guests and opens it up to answer questions from our Stage 32 community about the industry and your craft. That's THREE HOURS of FREE education…

On Stage With 'RB' (September 2016) Announced!

It’s that time again! Time for the September 2016 edition of On Stage with 'RB'! Every month our Founder & CEO, RB, brings on special guests who work in the industry, such as filmmakers and executives to offer advice to our community in an online webinar. Plus, he discusses the best way to use Stage 32 to help your career. Afterwards, he opens up the floor to you for a live 90 minute Q&A session about anything and everything in the industry. Best of all, this is FREE, exc…

Stage 32 + Hollyshorts Film Festival - Events All Week!

We have an exciting week of events lined up at the HollyShorts Film Festival beginning this Friday! If you are in or around the Los Angeles area, you are more than welcome to come join us for any one or all of our special Stage 32 panels, parties and screenings! "HollyShorts is the benchmark most up-and-comers are striving for - and the festival is impressively dedicated to advancing the careers of its filmmakers", says Daniel Sol, Co-Founder of HollyShorts. "We are equally impressed, d…

What's New at Stage 32 This Week Part III

This week we have a lot of great things happening on Stage 32, kicking off on Monday with our monthly "On Stage With RB" webcast, hosted by our founder & CEO, Richard Botto. Then, we have a lot of great things in store for our producers, financiers, creatives who live outside the U.S. and our indie filmmakers! Join me!     Monday 8/1: For all our Stage 32ers FREE Online Webcast - July Edition of "On Stage With RB" 3 hour broadcast hosted for our founder & CEO, Ri…

On Stage With RB (July 2016) - Special Guests Announced!

What time is it? I bet you already guessed it! Time for the July 2016 edition of On Stage with RB! of course! This month it'll be taking place on MONDAY, August 1st at 1PM PDT! Yes, August for July! As you may know, every month our Founder & CEO, RB, brings on special guests who work in the industry, such as filmmakers and executives to offer advice to our community in an online webinar. Plus, he discusses the best way to use Stage 32 to help your career. Check out RB's messag…

On Stage With RB (June 2016) is Now Available To Watch On-Demand!

The June 2016 On Stage With RB was one for the record books! RB spent 3 hours with the Stage 32 community and had on 2 special guests, first up was Development Executive Tiegen Kosiak (formerly of Zoe Saldana's production company, CineStar Pictures). The second special guest was Zahida Kazar, an Operations Coordinator with independent film distributor, Gravitas Ventures. Click Here to Watch It Now! Then RB launched into an epic Q&A session covering the topics below: Is it sma…

On Stage With RB (June 2016) - Special Guests Announced!

It’s that time again! Time for the June 2016 edition of On Stage with RB! Taking place Wednesday, June 29th at 1PM PDT! Every month our Founder & CEO, RB, brings on special guests who work in the industry, such as filmmakers and executives to offer advice to our community in an online webinar. Plus, he discusses the best way to use Stage 32 to help your career. Afterwards, he opens up the floor to you for a live 90 minute Q&A session about anything and everything in …

On Stage With RB (May 2016) is Now Available To Watch On-Demand!

The May 2016 edition of On Stage With RB had a very special guest, Uma Incrocci. They talked about the SAG New Media and Ultra Low Budget contracts, and the best tips for actors to make a splash in the industry. On Stage With RB (May 2016) Uma Incrocci, has worked in every area of the business from commercials to TV to web series to audiobooks. She worked extensively in regional and New York theater and co-produced/co-wrote the pilot Living in Captivity (official selection, NY Televi…