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Record Shattering Month for Stage 32 Members! Over 70 Meeting Requests in June!

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! I hope you’ve had a productive and creative weekend. And I like me, I am sure you are ready to tackle this week and knock out some of your goals. We’re officially in the Summer of 2020 now, and while the year has not gone according to anyone’s plan, there is still a lot of great news for our community. Some of the best news comes directly from our members who shattered records in June. Listen to this, in the month of June, there we…

Over 275 Meeting Requests So Far This Year & More "Double Recommend" Requests Than Ever!

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! I hope you had a great weekend and were able to hit your screenwriting or creative goals. It has been a busy month at Stage 32 and I wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate our members who have been seeing the results of their dedication pay off. As you know, we’re about halfway through the year, and to date there have been over 275 meetings requested by executives after connecting with screenwriters through Stage 32! But even more tha…

"Braveheart" Descendent & Author Lands Producer Through Stage 32!

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! I hope you had a very productive Introduce Yourself Weekend on Stage 32! There were thousands of new connections made around the world and already unique projects developing as a result.  Speaking of amazing connections happening across the world, I just heard an incredible success story that I had to share. The story comes from Alexia Melocchi of Little Studio Films and Stage 32 member Seoras Wallace in Scotland! Seoras beg…

Free Online "Ask Me Anything" with Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto

Happy Wednesday, Creative Army!   Over the last few months, the entire team here at Stage 32 has been working tirelessly to help you stay connected, creative, motivated, and informed. As always, we are committed to bringing you networking opportunities, education and mentoring from top-level industry executives and professionals, and access to decision-makers around the globe all from the safety of your own home.   Since the beginning of the quarantine mandates brought ab…

More than a Meeting a Day Between Industry Execs & Stage 32 Members in May!

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! I hope you have had a productive week and hit your writing or creative goals! Can you believe that we are already over halfway through the year! Since we just closed out the first week of June, I wanted to take a look back at the busy month of May here at Stage 32. There were a couple of big success stories that jumped out in the month of May. Jonathan Jordan, the winner of Stage 32 3rd Annual Feature Screenwriting Contest, let us know that he not o…

Announcing Our 7th Annual Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest

The most respected genre screenwriting competition of the year is back! Never before has a genre screenwriting contest brought together judges from the five leading horror production companies in the business! Stage 32 is bringing in the biggest names in genre film production and distribution to judge horror and thriller projects! This is the first time these powerhouse companies, executives, and filmmakers have been assembled together for one screenwriting contest! Stage 32…

The Making of "We are Freestyle Love Supreme": Part 2

Happy Friday Stage 32! As you may recall, last week we launched part one of "The Making of We are Freestyle Love Supreme" blog series, written by producer, director, and Stage 32 educator, Andrew Fried. Throughout this three-part blog series, Andrew chronicles his amazing 15-year filmmaking adventure that began in Scotland in 2005 videotaping Lin-Manuel Miranda's pre-'Hamilton' improv hip-hop group, Freestyle Love Supreme. Check out part one here.  This week, Andrew talks about th…

From Handy-Cam to Global Distribution: The Story of an Indie Filmmaker

In these strange, uncertain, and truly and worrying times, as the writer, producer, and director of the independent feature film Killing Lionel I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on my journey as a film-maker and hopefully offer some insight and perhaps some advice. Before I proceed, I’d like to add that everything I write here is based on the experiences of the last six years of my life. Before this time period, I was an amateur filmmaker, with a handy-cam and a dream!…

Stage 32 Contest Lands Writer His Agent, Manager, & First Paid Writing Gig!

Good morning, Stage 32 Creatives! Today, in the US we are observing Memorial Day and remembering all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our Armed Forces. For all of our Stage 32 members who served, or are currently in active duty, the entire Stage 32 community offer our heartfelt thanks for your service.  it is also Monday, which means we turn out attention to those members of our community who have made tremendous leaps forward in their career as a result of…

The Making of "We are Freestyle Love Supreme": Part 1

Happy Friday Stage 32! I am beyond thrilled to present to you part one of an epic three-blog series written by producer, director, and Stage 32 educator, Andrew Fried. Throughout this exclusive series, Andrew will detail his amazing 15-year journey making the documentary We are Freestyle Love Supreme, which chronicles Lin-Manuel Miranda's pre-'Hamilton' improv hip-hop group, Freestyle Love Supreme, and their reunion performances in New York City in 2019. We are Freestyle Love Supre…

A Proven Way to Build Your Screenwriting Credits with Stage 32

Hello! My name is Jon Kohan and I’m a screenwriter from Johnstown, Pennsylvania. When you think of Pennsylvania you don’t really think Hollywood. In the history of my hometown, there have only been two major Hollywood movies filmed in the city; Slap Shot (1977) and All the Right Moves (1983). A lot of us have dreams that in order for us to see them to fruition, we must make a literal move. In the case of filmmaking, if you want to make movies you have to go where movies a…

Australian Writer in Development with LA-based Producer through Stage 32!

G'day Stage 32 Family! We're kicking off a brand new week with a blog that comes all the way from Down Under! Richard Bradley is an award-winning Sydney-based writer, producer, and director. He has 100 credits ranging from feature film, international drama co-productions, TV documentaries, short film, and television commercials.  I first connected with Richard a little over 2 months ago when he reached out looking for guidance on one of his true story projects. I pointed Richard to…

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