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Fear: Friend or Foe?

When I was first approached to write a blog, an emotion I know all too well hit me - fear. After many hours of trying to figure out what am I going to write about and reflecting on my journey into this crazy business, I realized I can't be alone. No matter how successful or how green we are, fear comes knocking on everyone's door, even if no one talks about it. Regardless of what we do, the thought of putting our work out there for all to see, for all to judge, can be frankly....terrifyi…

Four Ways To Make Your Own Luck

Keeping yourself prepared is one significant way to make sure that luck is on your side. Success in our business requires 120% effort every day, so you must always be preparing and working on your craft. Work hard on your dialects, monologues, auditioning and camera skills, so that when opportunity comes, you are ready. You will never know when opportunity will come knocking and when it does, if you’re not ready, it will fly on by. Opportunity will always award those who are prep…

Coffee & Content - David Fincher: Invisible Details

Happy Sunday, everyone.  Hope you are all having a relaxing and creative weekend. Today I wanted to share a video showcasing filmmaker David Fincher.  It's no secret that Fincher uses CGI as a major tool in his creative arsenal.  But unlike most, Fincher uses the technique to enhance the storytelling, and does so with a quiet, but meticulous finesse. So sit back and prepare to be amazed.  I hope you enjoy the video and will share this blog with other creatives you f…

Shoot Your Short Film at Warner Bros. Studios - AT&T Create-a-thon

As we all know, short form content is exploding and is more popular than ever. Whether it's a proof of concept for a larger feature film idea or just a way to show off your creative chops, short form content can absolutely serve as a calling card for you. We've started working with AT&T who is providing a unique opportunity to a selected group of filmmakers to make your short form dreams a reality! If you're interested in the opportunity to get $20,000 to shoot part of your shor…

Coffee & Content - Acting, Screenwriting, Filmmaking

Another Sunday, another chance to share some great content.  As many of you know, in an effort to inspire and motivate creatives across the globe, we've been publishing some of our most popular blogs from the last 6 years over at Medium.  Today, we feature some truly interesting content published by Stage 32 members working in the acting, coaching, filmmaking, producing and screenwriting arenas. All we ask from you is that you pay it forward by not only sharing the content, bu…

Special On Stage With RB Webcast "2 New Yorkers In Hollywood" Next Wednesday

It's that time again...time for a special edition of 'On Stage With RB'! What happens when you put 2 New Yorkers in Hollywood? Well, we're about to find out next Wednesday, May 24 at 11am as we host a special edition of "On Stage With RB" - featuring our fearless leader, Richard "RB" Botto, and special guest Bradley Gallo, CCO of Amasia Entertainment. As always, the webcast is FREE to the first 2,000 who register so grab your spot NOW! Register Here!     If you're new to …

Happy Mother's Day - Highlighting Some Inspiring Women

I hope everyone is off to a creative Sunday, and to those celebrating Mother's Day, hope it's a special day for you. I'd love to hear from our community about any woman that has impacted your decision to become a creative or inspires you to stay on your creative path. Let's talk about it in the comments section below.   I'll start by taking a moment today to recognize 5 incredible women we brought into Stage 32 education for our "Women In The Room" Series to talk about breakin…

The Indie Revolution – A24 Upends Hollywood

It’s no secret that the past five years has seen a renaissance in the distribution of quality independent films. No company has been more at the forefront of this movement than A24. Since 2013, A24 has released such critically acclaimed and award winning films as Spring Breakers, Ex Machina, Amy, American Honey, The Spectacular Now, Room, The Lobster, and this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Moonlight (it’s true Faye and Warren…it really is!)  …

Looking for Your Next Location? Stage 32 Joins Forces With Peerspace!

During a podcast interview a few years ago, I was asked what the future held for Stage 32.  My response was that we hoped to steer the platform in the direction of becoming the Home Depot for film creatives.  To accomplish this, we would have to align ourselves and partner with companies and organizations who shared our values and the spirit of our mission while complimenting our services.  Since then, we've been proud to partner with such amazing brands as AFM, Cannes Fil…

Coffee & Content: Something for ALL Film Creatives

Happy Sunday, everyone.  As you know, we love to share great content on Stage 32.  In fact, we make it a point to share as much timely and inspirational content as possible across all our social media channels.  It's an easy way of paying it forward (something that's pointed out in the So You Think You Have Nothing to Offer on Social Media? article below).  All of the blogs below were written by Stage 32 members and are now featured on Medium.  Enjoy them at you…

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May Is Member Appreciation Month

As our way of saying thank you for being a loyal member of the Stage 32 community, we have marked May as our Stage 32 Member Appreciation Month. What that means for you is that if you've had your eye on any of our on-demand webinars, for the entire month of May they will be only $39. Whether you're looking to expand your craft, or learn more about the business, there is a Stage 32 Next Level Webinar available for you. To take the next step to improving your skills. Here's just some of…

Casting Call for Stage 32 Short Film Contest Winner

Stage 32's partnership with the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission continues as we announce that we are beginning pre-production for the short film script selected as the winner of our Short Film Script Contest.    Screenwriter/director Tanya Carleton Lovrics from Niagara Falls, Canada has officially opened up the casting call for her screenplay DOLPHIN GIRL. Tanya is being mentored by Sundance alum writer/director, JT Mollner and will be flown to Florida thi…

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