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Coffee & Content: Showrunner Glen Mazzara On What Stands Out In A Spec Script

Happy Sunday, Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee, and let's dive in. First up, in this video from the Writers Guild Foundation, acclaimed showrunner Glen Mazzara (THE ROCKIE, THE DARK TOWER) discusses the challenges of being a screenwriter, advice for new writers, and the importance of including fun in a spec script. It's great insight into what a showrunner looks for whe...

Richard "RB" Botto
Richard "RB" Botto
2 months ago
Coffee & Content: Showrunner Glen Mazzara On What Stands Out In A Spec Script

Coffee & Content: Jordan Peele & Dev Patel Break Down Their Directing Processes

Happy Sunday, Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee, and let's dive in. First up, in this video from Fandango, star and director of MONKEY MAN, Dev Patel, sits down with actor, director, and producer Jordan Peeling to discuss their different directing styles. MONKEY MAN is the first feature film that Patel has directed and Peele's production company, Monkey Paw, was behind t...

Richard "RB" Botto
Richard "RB" Botto
2 months ago
Coffee & Content: Jordan Peele & Dev Patel Break Down Their Directing Processes

Coffee & Content: When The Director Crops The Film

Happy Sunday, Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee, and let's dive in. First up, this video by From The Frame digs into the perennial debate on aspect ratios. Which framing is best? But there's a nuance to this debate that the pros and cons often miss: the director's intent. Using examples from TITANIC, DUNE, OPPENHEIMER, and more, you'll see just how filmmakers compose the...

Richard "RB" Botto
Richard "RB" Botto
2 months ago
Coffee & Content: When The Director Crops The Film

Red Carpet Roll-Out: April 2024's New Educators & Execs at Stage 32!

Happy Friday, Stage 32 Community! Our Stage 32 Team has been working diligently to bring in as many new resources and opportunities as possible to enrich your experience here in our community! At Stage 32 you have direct access to award-winning industry executives and professionals who’ve written, directed, produced, filmed, developed, performed, and represented acclaimed projects such as 12 YEARS A SLAVE, THE HOLDOVERS, STRANGER THINGS, SOUND OF FREEDOM, SOUTH PARK, THE WALKING DEAD, INTE...

Ashley Renee Smith
Ashley Renee Smith
2 months ago
Red Carpet Roll-Out: April 2024's New Educators & Execs at Stage 32!

Stage 32's April 2024 Education Schedule!

Happy Thursday, Stage 32 Community! I hope that the last month has been joyful and productive for you all! Our Stage 32 Education Team has certainly been hard at work to bring incredible education opportunities and resources to this fantastic community. This April, you'll have the chance to learn from knowledgeable industry executives, award-winning screenwriters, producers, directors, showrunners, animators, and representatives. Impressive creative professionals who have worked on or repres...

Ashley Renee Smith
Ashley Renee Smith
2 months ago
Stage 32's April 2024 Education Schedule!

Want Success in the Entertainment Industry? Start Writing Your Own Narrative

Want Success? Stop Listening to the Hollywood Narrative! Is it just me, or does it feel like Hollywood is set up to make you fail? Obstacle, after obstacle… Rejection, after rejection… It’s *almost* not even worth trying. And I can say ‘almost’ because those of us who still believe in the magic of our dreams, have a passion so strong that we are going to go for it, despite all of the hardships we hear about. If you are one of those people, like me, I want you to really listen to what...

Erica Wernick
Erica Wernick
2 months ago
Want Success in the Entertainment Industry? Start Writing Your Own Narrative

Coffee & Content: How Money Changed America's Biggest Awards

Happy Sunday, Creative Army! First, congratulations to all of you who have already participated in our monthly Introduce Yourself Weekend! Thousands of connections have been made between entertainment creatives and professionals from around the globe. Whether you are a long-time member or brand new to Stage 32, take a moment to pop over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and say hello before the end of the weekend. First up, in this video from Bloomberg Originals, you'll learn about the financ...

Richard "RB" Botto
Richard "RB" Botto
2 months ago
Coffee & Content: How Money Changed America's Biggest Awards

Take The “Work” Out Of Networking - The Importance Of A Polished Stage 32 Profile

It’s the tedious but oh-so-necessary maintenance of being in this industry: online presentation. Just as we once toiled over the formatting and tone of a resume and cover letter, so now must we polish our profiles. Selling ourselves can be exhausting, but look at it this way - your Stage 32 profile is your invitation to play! We all love what we do, and we love meeting people that make the experience magical. Here’s your chance to set the tone for your ideal-project-made-real! So, pour your favo...

Karen "Kay" Ross
Karen "Kay" Ross
3 months ago
Take The “Work” Out Of Networking - The Importance Of A Polished Stage 32 Profile

Coffee & Content: 'Maestro' Cinematographer Breaks Down Emotional Single-Shot Scene

Happy Sunday, Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee, and let's dive in. First up, in this video from Variety, MAESTRO cinematographer Matty Libatique looks at the emotional Thanksgiving fight scene in the film, done in a single shot. The original plan was not for the scene to be done in a single shot, but Libatique gives an interesting look at how his conversations with dire...

Richard "RB" Botto
Richard "RB" Botto
4 months ago
Coffee & Content: 'Maestro' Cinematographer Breaks Down Emotional Single-Shot Scene

How to Shoot Horror Films That Scare The Bejesus Out Of Your Audience!

In this survival guide, I'll be focusing on a checklist of things to keep in mind when shooting a horror film. It's no surprise that horror films cost less to produce and shoot. A good example is Jordan Peele’s Get Out. James Wan made his career with the SAW franchise. Horror films bring in lots of money at the box office and audiences flock to the screen to get their fright on! With that in mind, let's dive right into the belly of the beast. Costume & Make-up Design If there is one thing...

Shawn Yeo
Shawn Yeo
4 months ago
How to Shoot Horror Films That Scare The Bejesus Out Of Your Audience!
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