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It's Introduce Yourself Weekend! Every month thousands of creative connections are made on Stage 32 simply by taking the time to introduce yourself. Whether you're a Stage 32 veteran or a new member, click here to go to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and let us know what you're up to!

Announcing our 1st Annual TV Drama Writing Contest

Television Drama is crushing it right now. Television Drama has expanded the possibilities for character exploration and led to storytelling that is beyond what any feature film could achieve. That is why series like THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT and BRIDGERTON on Netflix, EUPHORIA on HBO, YELLOWSTONE on Paramount, DEXTER on Showtime, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and upcoming series like GENERATION on HBOMax are blowing away critics. Writers and producers of Television Drama are on the cutting ed…

Coffee & Content: Celebrating Women in Entertainment

Happy Sunday Creative Army! As you likely know, it is Women's History Month and tomorrow is International Women's Day. In the past 10 years here at Stage 32 we have had the supreme privilege of working with thousands of powerhouse female voices in entertainment.  Tomorrow, on International Women's Day 2021, we are partnering with Female Voices Rock film festival to bring you an exciting panel and networking happy hour celebrating women in entertainment. Our panel includes:  …

Top 10 Stage 32 Lounge Posts - From Script to Panel to Screen

Hey, Stage 32-ers! It’s been a minute since our last recount of the lounges’ Top 10 Posts, and understandably so! If you haven’t yet watched the FREE Netflix Pitch Workshop, stop everything, register, and schedule an afternoon to watch it (and take notes - copious notes!). If you weren’t attending live, you may not know that there were a couple of posts started just for the attendees to introduce and chat amongst themselves. Don’t worry! I’ve got you, …

Stage 32 + Female Voices Rock Present: Celebrating Women in Entertainment

In Stage 32's continued effort to shine the light on women in the entertainment industry we have partnered with Female Voices Rock for a thrilling virtual event. On March 8, International Women's Day, some of the industry's female leaders will be coming together to host an inspiring webcast celebrating women in entertainment. The panel features five powerhouse female voices of entertainment, including:   Carmen Carbana - Cinematographer, Marvel & Disney Plus Ms. …

What I Wish Every Writer Knew About Self Compassion

The constant rejection, scrutiny, and failure the average writers face can easily turn them into self-loathing perfectionists. If you include the cost of entering contests, paying for coverage, and dozens of rewrites, it sometimes adds insult to injury. No one said screenwriting would be a walk in the park, but we shouldn't make the journey harder than it should be by belittling, shaming, and forcing unrealistic expectations on ourselves. Here are six ways you can become a happier writ…

In the News: How Netflix Tapped LA Talent Incubator Stage 32 to Pull in Global Creatives

Happy Wednesday Creative Army! As you know, Stage 32's continued mission is to democratize the entertainment business and the industry is taking notice in a big way. In addition to our previous coverage in Business Insider (check out the articles here and here), Senior Entertainment Business Reporter Diane Haithman from industry leading publication The Wrap recently watched our Stage 32 + Netflix TV Pitching Webinar with Christopher Mack and wanted to dive into what Stage…

Coffee & Content: The Rise and Fall of Michael Corleone & How a TV Show Gets Made

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, one month ago I featured the first of a 4-part series from StudioBinder about the four classic movie endings: Sweet, Semi-Sweet, Bitter-Sweet, or Bitter. The first video broke down "sweet" endings, and now, they are diving into the "bitter" ending. In this video, they use The Godfather, one…

Announcing "That's a Movie" Logline Contest: The Sequel

  CONGRATULATIONS!    HERE ARE THE WEEK 3 WINNERS!     Watch Webcast #3   THE PICKLE HUT by Mark Reynolds "The wicked dethroned best pickle champion and her deviant granddaughters plot against the sweet young woman that took her title."   A PLACE IN THE SUN by Oscar Barboza "When his ward doesn’t return from Rumspringa, Levi Schmucker, a 22-year-old Pennsylvania Dutch Amish man, leaves his wife and settlement behind as he journeys to…

Instagram Live Series: How to Plan Your Entertainment Goals & How to Ace Self Tape Auditions

Happy Saturday Stage 32! As many of you may know, I host an Instagram LIVE every week on @stage32 highlighting some amazing Stage 32 members from all over the world. We cover everything from how to shoot a short film 100% remotely to how to how to master the art of a director/composer relationship and more. Recently, I had the supreme pleasure of chatting with two powerhouse Stage 32 members that have been working hard to make magic happen in their entertainment careers in 2021 - and th…

Why is Pre-Production So Important?

Pre-Production. Or is it preproduction, one word? Maybe just pre-pro. Either way. Blah! Who needs it? I have a good script and I know mostly how I want the film to turn out. I have my shot list ready to go. My film will come together in the moment. Let’s skip pre-pro and just get to shooting, right? Not so fast. If you’re anything like me, you feel like perpetual planning is holding you back. If the cameras aren’t rolling, nothing is getting done. It’s easy …

8 Upcoming Fellowships for Diverse Emerging Screenwriters

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! As many of you know, last year, Stage 32 launched the 1st Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest. Since its inception in 2011 when we launched with our "One Love" initiative, Stage 32 has been committed to providing opportunities and a platform for unrepresented and underrepresented creatives from all backgrounds, including people of color, women, LGBTIQ+, and those who are passionate about storytelling despite adversity. This writing co…

From Our CEO - The Greatest Community on the Planet Rises to the Occasion

You. Guys. Rock. Last week, I threw down the gauntlet with my Introduce Yourself Weekend Challenge and you not only accepted the challenge, you went above and beyond the call. By any standard, this was the most productive IYW edition in our 10 years shattering every record on the books including number of posts, number of comments, number of network requests sent, number of new connections made and so on. Some of you truly went the extra mile in getting the word out. One member sent i…

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