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Stage 32 Members Creating Opportunities & Working Together to Produce Projects!

Good morning Stage 32 Family! It's Monday morning and we are buzzing at Stage 32!  We have so much to be excited about from the last few weeks that it is hard to know where to begin. As you know, Stage 32's Founder and CEO Rich "RB" Botto and Managing Director, Amanda Toney just returned after incredible trips to the Raindance Film Festival in the UK, where Stage 32 screened our 4th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program and Hamburg FilmFest in Germany! In addition, we also just an…

Screenwriters! Let's Finish the Year Strong Together!

Good morning Stage 32 family! Welcome to another Monday of what I hope will be a creative and productive week for everyone. We’ve come to the end of September which means that Fall is officially upon us and we are in the last quarter of the year! So far, it has been an amazing year with so many successes for us all to celebrate. And we’ve had an awesome summer capped off by a fantastic month of September. In the first week of September, I was fortunate to host a Stage 32 me…

UK Creatives - We Want to Hang Out With You During Raindance This Week

If you are UK-based, or plan to head to London for the 2019 Raindance Film Festival festival this week, we're looking forward to hanging out with you! We're going to be screening our 4th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program and having an after-party for those who attend. Don't forget to get your Raindance Film Festival full credentials here. Come meet & greet with Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Richard Botto and Managing Director Amanda Toney as well as other Stage 32ers! We're…

Another Success Story! International Writer Closes The Gap with Hollywood

Good morning Stage 32 Family! It's another week and another opportunity to kick your screenwriting career into high gear!  I have been waiting to share this motivational story with you for a long time. I am a big fan of screenwriter Stephen Potts. He is dedicated to the craft of screenwriting and works hard to advance his projects. Stephen is also incredibly modest about his screenwriting success. Previously, Stephen adapted the film The Butterfly Tattoo, from the Phillip Pull…

Stage 32 Joins Forces With Raindance Film Festival in London. All Are Invited!

For the 3rd time, we've partnered with the Raindance Film Festival to bring an impressive lineup of Stage 32 creative talent to London. After debuting our 4th Annual Short Film Program to a packed house at Hollyshorts, we're now taking the films to the UK where they'll be screened for international executives and Raindance festival attendees.   The program screens on September 27, 2019 with a Q&A to follow. Afterward, we'll be hosting another Stage 32 London meetup directly fo…

Stage 32 Member Writes Blog Post, Lands Contract in Scotland

One Stage 32 blog post.Two hours to write.Three opportunities as a result. (And one of them is in Scotland!)When Stage 32 member Joey Madia wrote his first Escape Room narratives for an organization, it was in 2017. He wrote them for two 5-star escape rooms on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Those rooms are still active today. Not long afterwards, he wrote and published a blog post right here on Stage 32 called Seven Steps for Writing Escape Room Narratives (And How to Find Op…

Another Stage 32 Screenwriting Contest Winner Signs with a Prolific Manager!

Good morning everyone! This week's motivational story is particularly exciting for me. Last week Christine Torres - the winner of our 4th Annual Television Contest - was signed by Brooklyn Weaver the principal at Energy Entertainment!  Let me tell you a little bit about Brooklyn. He produced Run All Night with Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, and Vincent D'Onofrio, Executive Produced Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Casey Affleck, and Woody Harrelson, and Executive P…

Climbing the Ladder of Success One Rung at a Time: Another Stage 32 Success Story!

Good morning, Stage 32!  This week I am so excited to introduce a Stage 32 writer of whom I am personally a big fan.  I first worked with Toby Tate when he booked a consultation call with me toward the beginning of the year.  Right away he struck me as someone who is passionate about the craft and is willing to do the work to make every one of his screenplays the best they can be.  We spoke for about an hour, and during the time we bounced ideas off each other and, in…

July Was Spectacular for Stage 32 Writers!

Good morning everyone! It's Monday and we are kicking off another exciting week of creative work. Can you believe we are already at the end of July! The summer is flying by, and at Stage 32, we have a lot to be excited about. I want to let you in on a little behind-the-scenes with Stage 32.   This summer has been one of our most successful yet, with writers in our community being optioned, signed, and requested through connections made through Stage 32.   If you missed my …

Stage 32 Contests Opening Doors for Writers!

Happy Monday, Stage 32 Family! I hope you all had a productive and creative weekend. I wanted to take a moment to talk about screenwriting contests. As you probably know, we just closed the extended deadline on our 5th Annual Feature Contest. I hope you were all able to submit a project for consideration. I was speaking with a writer recently who questioned the value of screenwriting contests. He had been a winner or finalist in several different screenwriting contests in the past, but…

It's a Summer of Success for Stage 32 Screenwriters!

Good morning Stage 32 Family! Can you believe that we are already halfway through July?! This summer is flying by and the successes keep piling up for our writers! We’ve had the privilege of hearing directly from a few of our writers in recent weeks as they tell their success stories! But those are just a fraction of the success our community members are enjoying this summer! First, I want to send a huge shout out to the winner of our 4th Annual Comedy Writing Contest, Greg Mania…

Stage 32 Screenwriting Contest Leads to a Huge Meeting for Screenwriter

Happy Monday Stage 32 Creative Family! I hope those of you in the States who celebrated the July 4th holiday had an amazing long weekend! And for our friends abroad, I hope you enjoyed you regular sized weekend just as much! It's Monday and I am excited to bring you another success story from one of Stage 32's original members. I am a big fan of Sarah J. Eagen for a number of reasons, but I am most impressed by her entrepreneurial spirit and ability to pivot in her career. That takes tal…

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