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Coffee & Content - Acting, Screenwriting, Filmmaking

Another Sunday, another chance to share some great content.  As many of you know, in an effort to inspire and motivate creatives across the globe, we've been publishing some of our most popular blogs from the last 6 years over at Medium.  Today, we feature some truly interesting content published by Stage 32 members working in the acting, coaching, filmmaking, producing and screenwriting arenas. All we ask from you is that you pay it forward by not only sharing the content, bu…

The Indie Revolution – A24 Upends Hollywood

It’s no secret that the past five years has seen a renaissance in the distribution of quality independent films. No company has been more at the forefront of this movement than A24. Since 2013, A24 has released such critically acclaimed and award winning films as Spring Breakers, Ex Machina, Amy, American Honey, The Spectacular Now, Room, The Lobster, and this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Moonlight (it’s true Faye and Warren…it really is!)  …

Looking for Your Next Location? Stage 32 Joins Forces With Peerspace!

During a podcast interview a few years ago, I was asked what the future held for Stage 32.  My response was that we hoped to steer the platform in the direction of becoming the Home Depot for film creatives.  To accomplish this, we would have to align ourselves and partner with companies and organizations who shared our values and the spirit of our mission while complimenting our services.  Since then, we've been proud to partner with such amazing brands as AFM, Cannes Fil…

Coffee & Content: Something for ALL Film Creatives

Happy Sunday, everyone.  As you know, we love to share great content on Stage 32.  In fact, we make it a point to share as much timely and inspirational content as possible across all our social media channels.  It's an easy way of paying it forward (something that's pointed out in the So You Think You Have Nothing to Offer on Social Media? article below).  All of the blogs below were written by Stage 32 members and are now featured on Medium.  Enjoy them at you…

Kickstart Your Creativity – 30 Tips!

A recent poll of creatives found that 37% experience the greatest dip in their creativity on Saturday. But not you, right? You’re going to use today to start, continue or shore up that creative project. Even if that’s not the case, or if you’ve lately found yourself in a creative lull, courtesy of our friends at lifehack.org, here are 30 inspiring and motivational tips to kickstart your creativity. Enjoy!   Surround yourself with creative people.Hang out wit…

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Artists

Prepared to be inspired. To get you motivated and keep your creativity flowing this weekend, I'm sharing a terrific video from the good people at the Blender Foundation (Blender Guru). Entitled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Artists, this well designed talk will inspire thought and introspection. Here are the 7 habits discussed: 1 - Daily Work 2 - Volume Not Perfection 3 - Steal 4 - Conscious Learning 5 - Rest 6 - Get Feedback 7 - Create What You Love Chances are you're alread…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (January 13, 2017)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Well, it was an exciting week around these parts. First, a couple of our Happy Writers screenwriters who pitched and secured meetings through our pitch sessions had their projects moved into development (and another who pitched is now in post-production Stage 32 Success story). Second, I found out this morning that a very active Stage 32 filmmaker connected with a financier here on the platform and is now in pre-production on a major feature film with o…

2 Stage 32 Members Nominated for 4 Golden Globes Today

I am extremely proud to announce that two members of our global community are nominated for a total of 4 Golden Globes this evening. First up, it’s my dear friend, Michel Merkt. Michel is an enormously accomplished producer who had 8 films at Cannes this year including 4 in competition. Tonight Michel has 3 nominations. In the Best Foreign Film category, Michel is nominated for producing both Paul Verhoeven’s terrific film, ELLE and Maren Ade’s international hit dramed…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 30, 2016)

Welcome to the last Weekend Blog of 2016! Full slate again this week. Hollywood may slow down this time of year, but the news keeps coming fast and furious. And, of course, as per usual, I have all the tricks and tips plus all the happenings in and around Stage 32. Please feel free to pay it forward and share this blog with anyone you think might find it useful. And, as always, I welcome your thoughts, rants, and musings in the Comments section below. Have a terrific, creative and safe…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 23, 2016)

Sure it’s a holiday weekend, but what did you think…no Weekend Blog? Come now… Here it is, and it’s as overstuffed as Christmas stocking for someone who has been particularly nice all year long. As always, I ask you to share and participate! Tis the season. Most of all, I hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful, loving and creative weekend. Much love. RB

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 9, 2016)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Quick write up this week due to time constraints, but that doesn’t mean I’m skimpin’ on the blog content. No way, no how. So let’s share, post, and discuss…And I thank you in advance. Enjoy the content! Cheers! RB

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 2, 2016)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Another big week of news, vids, tips and all the Stage 32 happenings you can handle. I have some truly interesting and inspiring articles in both the ENTERTAINMENT AND INDUSTRY NEWS & TIPS sections. And, of course, awards season is under way and one Stage 32 member and producer is already receiving some incredible news (hint…read the 4th article under ENTERTAINMENT) As always, I welcome your thoughts, musings and rantings in the Comments sec…