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Hey! Whaddaya Say We Get Together and Talk Film?

Hello, my dear, creative friends. It's been a long time since we had a FREE On Stage With RB webcast. I'm appreciative of all of you who have written in asking when the next one was going to air.  It's been a busy few months for yours truly. There have been many project meetings - progress on a few, and a couple of false starts. I've seen and heard much throughout and I'm anxious to share what I've learned out there with you. In addition, so many of you have sent in such incredib…

Follow our Stage 32 Feature Writing Contest Winner!

Bring out the congratulation banners and the fanfares! This week we bring to you a video made by our one and only 3rd Annual Stage 32 Feature Screenplay Contest winner, Jonathan Jordan. Like our previous contest winners, we had him record his journey as he went through his meetings with our illustrious judges including: Rachel Crouch, development executive for Cold Iron Pictures whose line of work includes SWISS ARMY MAN and DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, David Harris, an independent producer…

Optioning My TV Series & Signing a Shopping Agreement From Outside of L.A.

I’m sure many people in this industry outside of Los Angeles wonder a lot about whether or not they should move to the West Coast to make their dreams come true. While I can continue to complain about the fact that my commute to work takes almost 2 hours and things spontaneously combust into flames over here, I completely get it. When you think about L.A., the images of red carpets, talented celebrities, and studios as far as they eye can see come vividly, and it basically is the …

Getting into Development with Sony

Just in case you're not aware, every week I've been uploading a new video to the Stage 32 YouTube page in order to keep you up to date with everything that's happening with the Stage 32 community. In this week's video, I'm very excited to introduce the super dope Tiegen Kosiak who will be talking about her recent success story thanks to Stage 32. Tiegen is a producer based in LA and worked as the previous director of development over at Cinestar Pictures (Zoe Saldana’s production …

Making an Award Winning Independent Documentary

Next up for our YouTube lineup we are releasing the interview we had with Pierre Filmon, an independent filmmaker from Paris, France who has directed and produced his documentary following the life and career of the legendary cinematographer, Vilmos Zsigmond. His film Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim (see Variety article here). It’s amazing how he was able to make this project with basically no budget. Goes to sho…

What Happens When You Win a Stage 32 Writing Contest?

Hello Stage 32 family! With our T.V. writing contest coming to a close, we thought it’d be great to revive a video featuring our 2015 feature writing contest winners, Jenna Palermo and Brittni Brown. We follow them on their journey of the illustrious pitch meetings they’ve received as winners at studios such as Lionsgate, Sony, Ineffable Pictures and Universal, while also listening to their thoughts on writing contests and the resources Stage 32 has to offer. Watch the video…

Advice from Stage 32 Filmmakers

WE HERE AT STAGE 32 HAVE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. But before that, I’d like to introduce myself. Hi, my name is Joseph Dinh! I am an aspiring writer, a University of Minnesota – Twin Cities student majoring in Psychology, and the brand new intern here at Stage 32! I love anything and everything storytelling, and my favorite show of all time and what has inspired me to pursue a career in entertainment is Ugly Betty. I’ve also been told that: I should’ve been a model…

And The Oscar Nominations Are In....

  The nominations for the 90th Annual Academy Awards were announced yesterday and we're proud to recognize some of the amazing execs and companies we work with whose films received much deserved nominations. This year as we all watch the Oscars we have 7 films we can root for that have been worked on by our execs & their companies! Please join us in congratulating the amazing group of talent in the Stage 32 family. And, we'll be launching our Oscars contest on Stage 3…

Stage 32 Happy Writers: A Year of Success

 Stage 32 Happy Writers: A Year of Success   The last year of Stage 32 Happy Writers has been one full of success stories, but truth be told, we haven’t been the best about telling those stories. This year, we want to be better about letting you know how our pitch sessions, script coverage, consultations, contests and more are leading to Stage 32 Writer’s successes every day. So let's start by celebrating your successes from 2017!     What Is a…

Literary Editing - Stage 32 Success Story

I received an amazing testimonial recently that really humbled me and gave me such a feeling of success and achievement, that I really feel as though I have 'made it'. There's a saying that says something like... 'Everyone is famous among those they know' and I really do honestly feel like that right now, the testimonial really lifted me and made me feel as though I must be doing something right and I'm so chuffed with it, my head really is too big to get through the door and I am unasha…

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.    …

How Stage 32 Helped Me Find Shelter When I Lost My Home

Music has always been a part of me. When I was kid, I used to get in trouble at school for banging beats on the desk, or playing rudiments with my pencil instead of taking notes. I recited every line from Nas' Illmatic and soaked in all the RPG scores/themes. My love for writing came from Soap Operas, oddly enough. I would sit in my 7th grade Literature class and writing write scripts to improve different storylines and scenes. However, despite my love for music and screenwriting, it was…

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