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Stage 32 New Blood Contest Finalists Land Shopping Agreement with Major International Sales Agency !

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! I hope you're ready to charge into another week of creative excellence along with the rest of the Stage 32 community.  I am always so blown away by how supportive those in the Stage 32 community are of one another. Our latest success story is proof that if you choose to move your career forward through Stage 32, you have advocates in every corner of the platform ready to help. The story comes from Alex Montilla and his writing partner Kheir…

Stage 32: An International Actor's Best Friend or “When Schrödinger’s cat got out of the box and went to class”

I’d been a “Schrödinger’s cat” member of Stage 32 for the better part of the last four years. “What does that even mean, Athina?” I hear you ask. Lucky for you, dear reader, I am here to elaborate. Get yourself a cup of tea (and one for me as well - black, with a dash of milk - please and thank you!) and let’s get crackin’. What I mean is, that “member” is a generous term. I’d been more of a passive, background,…

Announcing our 1st Annual TV Comedy Screenwriting Contest

It’s no secret that we’re in a new Golden Age of Television. With audiences’ increasing desires for escapism and purely bingeable TV, there is perhaps no greater demand for new material than within Televised Comedies. Series like TED LASSO on Apple+, PEN15 and RAMY on Hulu, BARRY and INSECURE on HBO, ASTRONOMY CLUB on Netflix, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL on Amazon, critics and global audiences alike can’t get enough. Not only are these shows changing the way that we…

2021 Stage 32 Global Success Stories (so far!)

Hello Stage 32 Community! Since the beginning of this year, our fearless leader and CEO Richard "RB" Botto has been talking a lot about the Content Gold Rush of 2021 - how development and the need for great stories and content is higher than ever. Well, this notion has been proved time and time again within the Stage 32 community since January. For starters, we have already had 160 meeting requests from entertainment executives looking to connect with screenwriters and filmmakers they h…

Filmmaker Optioned by Billion-Dollar Oscar-Winning Mandalay Pictures Through Stage 32

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! We're kicking off the week with another awesome Stage 32 success story. It has already been a huge year for many of our writers and professionals who have connected through the site. Next week we will be recapping the biggest success stories of the first quarter. There are some incredible successes to celebrate. If you're like many members in our community, you can see and feel the power of Stage 32 resonating throughout the industry. Our members con…

Writer Lands Representation with Billion-Dollar Literary Manager Because of Stage 32!

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! I hope that you've had a fantastic Introduce Yourself Weekend on Stage 32 making new connections and finding your tribe. If you haven't yet had a chance to jump in and introduce yourself, make sure that you are getting in on the action! There is still time to get in the mix.  As you may also know we are currently in the in the final weeks of our "That's a Movie" Logline Contest: The Sequel. We have received thousands of entries from around the w…

Screenwriter Lands Manager through Stage 32 Education

Happy Monday Stage 32! I am beyond thrilled today to share the Stage 32 Success story of long-time Stage 32 member, blogger, author, and screenwriter, Shannon K. Valenzuela. Shannon has written several amazing blogs for the Stage 32 community, and a few weeks ago she told me live on Instagram that she just landed a MAJOR literary manager through Stage 32 education! Shannon is an incredibly talented and altruistic writer, and her story is a testament to the power of networking, setting …

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…

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

Announcing Stage 32’s "THAT’S A MOVIE!" Logline Contest: The Sequel That’s right! The Stage 32 “THAT’S A MOVIE!” Logline Contest is back and (cue movie trailer guy's voice) "THIS TIME, IT’S PERSONAL…" We're coming back with even bigger opportunities for our winning screenwriters! You might have written the most original and revolutionary feature script or TV Pilot ever conceived. But if you don’t have an effective loglin…

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…

Have a Little Faith: An Epic 3-Year Multi-Project Collaboration Started with a Stage 32 Connection

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! We’re back with an update on a fantastic Stage 32 success story that started over 3 years ago. I’m particularly excited to share this story with you because it highlights a few important points that we have been making here for a while. The first is that writers and creatives need to be ready to pivot when faced with challenges, form meaningful relationships with producers and industry professionals, and pay attention to trends in the mark…

Winner of the Diversity Springboard Contest meeting mentors from CBS, NBCUniversal, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Artists First Entertainment and more through Stage 32

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! We're kicking off another week of excellence at Stage 32 with an awesome success story. 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, …

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