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3rd Annual Comedy Writing Contest Announced

As we launch our 3rd Annual Comedy Writing Contest, it's time to check in on our previous winners. The Stage 32 Comedy contest has resulted in numerous success stories for our winners and finalists. Last year’s winners, Anthony Guidubaldi & Keith Strausbaugh (Shorebreak), were flown to LA and sent on a whirlwind of meetings with executives and production companies resulting in:   Amasia Entertainment requested their horror comedy script and a mockumentary they produced…

Our National Screenwriter's Day Panel Video is LIVE!

On January 5th, for the second straight year, we were proud to celebrate National Screenwriter's Day with our friends from Screenwriting U. Hal Croasman led a spirited online panel with TV writer, Nicole Ranadive (24, THE LIBRARIANS, HAWAII FIVE-O, SMALLVILLE), Patrick Raymond, Development Executive for Mandalay Pictures (BIRTH OF A NATION, BURNING SANDS) and yours truly. Over 500 writers attended the nearly 2 hour event.  As you might imagine, we covered a ton of ground including …

January 5 Is National Screenwriters Day

Stage 32 is excited to partner with Screenwriting U for the 2nd year in a row for National Screenwriters Day! We have an exciting day of events lined up that you can participate in no matter where you live in the world!   Join Our Events This Friday, January 5th! 11:00 AM Join Stage 32 Twitter and ScreenwritingU Twitter to make #NationalScreenwritersDay trend! 1:00 PM: Stage 32 hosts live online screenwriting panel with special industry guests! 7:000 PM: N…

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…

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…

What To Do While You Wait For Your Big Break - Part 2

I reached out to Tiffany Boyle from Ramo Law, whom I met through Stage 32 and worked with on some other projects, I recalled her saying she knew of an animation distributor, so I asked her if she’d send the pitch package to them, she did and they came back with something along the lines of, it wasn’t the type of material they were looking for at the moment. But she did know of another entertainment company that may be interested. She sent it off, and voila´ we are now i…

3rd Annual November Write Club: We Made It!

We made it, Write Club! We have arrived. The end of our 30-day endeavors is right around the corner. We’ve been through a lot this month, bum knees, sickness, sleep deprivation, focus issues, life’s constant distractions, and yet we have prevailed. No coffee pot left unfilled. No writer left behind. We pulled together, shared solutions, and encouraged each other to push forward to reach our collective and individual goals. Projects were finished, leaps in progress were made,…

3rd Annual November Write Club: You Know They’re Going to Ask

Turkey. Football. Awkward Family Conversations. Just another normal Thanksgiving. And that means extended family asking you about your screenplays. Some folks love talking about their script. Some people love it so much, you’ll find you don’t even have to ask them about it… or initiate a conversations… or even make eye contact… We get it! Your 7-part Lord-of-the-Rings-meets-Little-Miss-Sunshine epic is a masterpiece and all the producers “just don&…

3rd Annual November Write Club: The Key is to Just Write

The ides of November are here and it's time to count pages. I'm at 44, and have been for about week. I felt stuck and haven't quite progressed in my latest feature. This one is new for me, and it's scaring me a little. I typically write comedy, albeit horror comedy, sci-fi comedy, action comedy, and things that are full of humor and don't take themselves too seriously. I wanted to challenge myself this month by writing one of my favorite genres of all time, the sci-fi adventure film. Yes…

3rd Annual November Write Club: Get After "It"

There is nothing I love more than checking in on Stage 32 every day and seeing our community get after it. Whether it's making a connection that is helping you move ahead, finishing a draft that has been lingering on your computer for far too long, or just taking the time to learn something new, it always serves as fuel to inspire me. Whatever "it" is for you, I hope you are seriously going after your goals with fervor.    And, I'm especially talking to you - o…

Success Story: Biopic Announced on Deadline Made Through Stage 32 Connection

Please join us in congratulating Stage 32 writer Lynne Logan who has now been hired to pen the upcoming film UNDONE, a faith-based genre biopic of televanglist Sherry Damron produced by Higher Purpose Entertainment. For those of you who have been following, Lynne was discovered through Stage 32 writing services when she submitted her script for coverage and was optioned by Higher Purpose Entertainment. We're thrilled to see this next step in Lynne's creative journey.    …

Success Story - Update on Comedy Contest Winners

It's been about a month since you've met our Stage 32 Comedy Contest winners Keith & Anthony, who won our 2nd annual contest for their script SHORE BREAK. We sent their script out to the executives we work with and there was a ton of interest. We brought this writing team to LA and set them up on a bunch of meetings which have turned out fantastic! We, as creatives, are all in this together so we want to share with you their journey. We always suggest for creativ…

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