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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!

From Acting to Voice Acting: Why and How to Start Right Now

Have COVID-19 restrictions got you in an auditioning slump? While the pandemic has made things harder for on-camera acting and the stage, it has also created more opportunities for voice acting and voice over work. Just think about it: you’re largely stuck at home, are connected to the Internet, and need to keep your acting skills sharp. Why not try working from home as a voice actor? Actors are in the business of storytelling and much of what you do is applicable to voice acting.…

Ohio-based Writer's Script Optioned and with Emmy-winner after Connecting Through Stage 32

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew!  I don't know about you guys but my keyboard is still smoking from the flurry of messages, DM's, comments, and connections I made during Introduce Yourself Weekend. If you have not yet taken part and introduced (or re-introduced) yourself to the community, fear not! There is still time to make the connections that could change the trajectory of your career.  And that's what Stage 32 is all about - as you know - connecting and educating crea…

Coffee & Content: How to Network as an Introvert & 10 Screenwriting Tips from Wes Anderson

Happy Sunday Creative Army! First of all, congratulations to all of you who have already participated in my Introduce Yourself Weekend Challenge! Thousands of connections have been made between entertainment creatives and professionals from every corner of the globe in what has, by far, been our biggest Introduce Yourself Weekend in our 10 year history. Whether you are a long-time member, or brand new to Stage 32, take a moment to pop over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and say h…

Download the 2021 Writers Guild Awards Nominated Screenplays

Last week, we posted the 2021 Golden Globes-nominated screenplays. With this virtual awards season in full swing, it is interesting seeing the overlaps (and snubs/surprises!) in some of the nominations. Today, the amazing Stage 32-er Alan C. Baird has collected the 2021 Writers Guild Award-nominated screenplays for both best original screenplay, and best adapted screenplay. Can you spot the differences in the nominations between the Golden Globes and the Writers Guild? Which WGA no…

From our CEO – A 5 Step Challenge For You to Complete This Weekend

What’s up, Creative Army! As you know, for the last 10 years we’ve designated every 3rd weekend of the month to hold the largest online entertainment industry event anywhere in the world. We call it Introduce Yourself Weekend and since the inaugural event back in 2011, millions of network connections have been made leading to myriad life and career changing relationships and projects launched. Over the last few weeks, partially by virtue of our partnership with Netflix, ove…

How to Maximize Your Entertainment Career with Stage 32

Happy Thursday Stage 32 Community! I am beyond honored to present an amazing blog from long-time Stage 32 member, North Carolina-based screenwriter and author, Rashika Roberts! Rashika is the human equivalent of sunshine (check out this Instagram live we did with her to experience her joyous & inspirational energy) and is an incredible example of the magic that can come from networking on Stage 32. In the six years Rashika has been a member of Stage 32, she has popped into countle…

Beyond Story: Setting Learning Objectives for Your Writing

Being a storyteller is a gift and a calling. It requires immense courage to put your work out in the world -- to say, as Seth Godin puts it in his new book The Practice: Shipping Creative Work, “Here, I made this.” He empowers us to think of ourselves as change-makers and reminds us that the world needs us to show up. And he also says something else about the practice of creative work that I think is incredibly profound: “The career of every successful creative is par…

The Pros and Cons of Pay-to-Play Voice Over Websites

In the voiceover world, there are a lot of opinions floating around when it comes to Pay to Play (P2P) sites. But why? And what (if any) value do they provide for running a voiceover business? First, let’s talk about what a P2P site is. A Pay to Pay (P2P) site is exactly what it sounds like - a site where voice talent pay a membership (monthly or annually) to have access to a marketplace of auditions. A few of the most common P2P sites for voiceover are Voices.com, Voice123…

Announcing our 5th Annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Contest

If there is anything that audiences are most in need of right now, it’s pure escapist entertainment. So, trust us when we say that two of the most sought after genres in Film and Television right now are Sci-Fi and Fantasy! Nearly every streaming service, production company, and studio is looking for an original Sci-Fi or Fantasy concept. Netflix has gone on the record to say they want their version of the STAR WARS and HARRY POTTER franchises. Universal is rebooting THE GREEN HORN…

Coffee & Content: The Rom-Com Formula & How to Do Visual Comedy

Happy Valentine's Day Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some valentine's inspired content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee and let's dive in. First up, The Take recently did a deep dive into the romantic comedy genre and outlined the formula for the perfect swoon-worthy rom-com. Both lovers and haters of the rom-com genre will learn a thing or two about writing romance from this video essay. You will see examp…

Stage 32 Member Spotlight: Johnny K. Wu, Indie Filmmaker

Happy Lunar New Year, Stage32-ers! What are you doing to celebrate the Year of the Metal Ox? We’re celebrating by highlighting one particularly stellar Asian-American indie filmmaker who not only weathered the beating of last year’s Year of the Metal Rat, but truly benefited. While we could all do with calmer waters this year, forecasts say to focus on diligence, hard work, and patience. I can’t think of a better example of persistence than today’s Stage32 membe…

Use What You Have and Make Your Own Damn Movie!

I wasted 8 months of my life, along with a large sum of money, on empty promises and fraudulent contracts from a so-called "producer" who claimed he could get my movie done on a 5 MM budget. He was an incredibly good storyteller but with bad intensions. You see, he was a very skilled con artist that dismantled the hopes and the creativity of many filmmakers. He has been selling lies for years and many innocent people have fallen victim to his scams and still continues to do it to thi…

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