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Stage32.com Party At the 2016 Cannes Film Festival - Meet our Members

 Meet Stage 32 members from all over the world who have had success using Stage32.com!   Like this blog post? Please share it on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email etc) by using social media buttons at the top of the blog. Or post to your personal blog and anywhere else you feel appropriate. Thank you. As always, we welcome thoughts and remarks on ANY of the content above in the Comments section below...  

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (May 13, 2016)

Greetings from the Cannes Film Festival! Deep in the planning for our panels, parties and meetups, not to mention a full slate of meetings on the agenda, so no big opening this week. But, fear not! I’ve still collected a wide and varied list of news and information for you to enjoy this weekend. As always, I welcome discussion and debate on any of the content below in the Comments section! Bonjour! RB

From 'Real to Reel': The Three E’s of an Independent Filmmaker

If I ever told my mother that I was homeless when I stayed in Savannah, GA for film school, she would have killed me.  I remember the day I graduated from Virginia State University and thinking to myself… 'What the hell am I going to do now that I graduated school?' I just received my bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, but I knew that was not what I wanted to do. My heart wasn’t in it at all. I knew what I wanted to do, what I wanted to be, but I just d…

Creatives: We're In a League of Our Own

Today I welcome back to the Stage 32 Blog longtime Stage 32 member, Ron Greenfield. Ron spent the early part of his career in New York City as a film graphic art director, designing and producing trailers for Star Trek, Escape from Alcatraz, Reds and Raiders of the Lost Ark before joining CBS/FOX as a creative executive. While at CBS/FOX, Ron conceived the first home video campaigns for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, as well as many of Woody Allen's early films. In Los Angeles, …

I Simply Let My Work Speak For Itself

Stage 32 member and costume designer Rachael Kras is an artist with an extensive background in the professional performing arts. She’s worked on productions such as Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and Sweeny Todd (among others) all stemming from her incredible training and pedigree in….(double take)…computer network operations? Huh? Don’t back track. You read that right. Rachael has been the resident Costume Designer for Wonderbound (formerly known as Ballet Nouve…

I Live For Independent Film

Today I welcome a Stage 32 member that really needs no introduction, producer, writer, director and the Founder of the Raindance Film Festival, Elliot Grove. Elliot has been around the industry for over 20 years through his festival and has helped debut many critically acclaimed independent films including What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Once, and even Christopher Nolan's first film The Following. It's Elliot's undying love for independent cinema and the independent filmmaker that has earne…

Part I: Finding Signs & Meanings on My Creative Journey to 'McFarland USA'

Today we welcome Stage 32 member and actor, Omar Leyva. Omar is a passionate actor and artist who can be seen in films such as McFarland, USA, The Gambler, Pineapple Express and Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and in TV shows such as Scorpion, Ray Donovan, Community, Heroes, 24, Entourage and dozens more. Omar is a passionate creative who thrives on challenges and connecting with the human experience. He believes that acting unleashes our creativity and shows us the limitless potential of thoug…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (February 13, 2015)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. It’s been quite a week here at Stage 32. We’ve had thousands of new members join the site and our success stories have been accelerating at a staggering rate. We highlighted quite a few of them earlier this week on the blog. You can view them here. Our congratulations to all who have found success through Stage 32. Speaking of success, our dear friend David Rountree, premieres his film CUT! tonight in Hollywood. David used 30 Stage 32 membe…

What Are Your 2015 Goals?

Welcome to the first weekend of 2015, everyone, and a very Happy New Year to you all. Due to travel and time constraints, there is no Weekend Blog this week. Instead, I thought it would be a great time to discuss and share our plans and goals for the coming year. Some of what I am planning on accomplishing in 2015 includes writing 2 scripts, completing my crowdsourcing book for Focal Press, dipping my toes back into acting, filming a short and implementing a myriad of Stage 32 init…

'Lost': The Musical - Making Comedy Gold

4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42. For six seasons those of us who tuned into Lost week after week will never forget the journey we took with Jeffrey Lieber, J. J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof. Now, as Lost is celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary, two talented Stage 32 members have brought back all we loved and -- well – put up with about Lost. Steven Christopher Parker and Steven Brandon independently wrote and produced Lost: The Musical, which has recently played to sold-out crowds in L…

Find Your Cause - Stella Adler and Me

Today's guest post comes from Stage 32 member, Sheana Ochoa.  Sheana received a Masters in Professional Writing at the University of Southern California and has written for online outlets such as Salon and CNN. She is also a freelance editor and writer, regularly contributing to the award winning website TheNextFamily and The Levantine Review. In 2013 Sheana launched her arts blog, SLAM: News, Views and Musings. She also inaugurated the One-Act Play festival at th…

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