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Announcing the 8th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screenwriting Contest

Hey, Stage 32 Community! A great sci-fi/fantasy movie or TV show captivates audiences by seamlessly blending rich and imaginative worlds with relatable characters, thought-provoking futuristic themes, and groundbreaking storytelling. Classic science fiction franchises like STAR TREK or STAR WARS are some of the most watched series of all time, in both the film and television spaces. Current shows like SEVERANCE, HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, and DOCTOR WHO have fans waiting on t...

Pat Alexander
Pat Alexander
12 days ago
Announcing the 8th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screenwriting Contest

Announcing the 4th Annual TV Comedy Screenwriting Contest

Hey, Stage 32 Community! The best comedy TV shows seamlessly blend clever scenarios, relatable characters, and impeccable timing to consistently deliver laughter and resonate with audiences. Classic network comedies like THE SIMPSONS or IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA are some of the most watched shows by fans new and old, both live and on streaming. Current shows like ABBOTT ELEMENTARY and TED LASSO have fans waiting on the edge of their couches for a new season. Aud...

Pat Alexander
Pat Alexander
2 months ago
Announcing the 4th Annual TV Comedy Screenwriting Contest

Announcing The 4th Annual TV Drama Contest

Hey, Stage 32 Community! A great TV drama captivates audiences with compelling characters, intricate storytelling, and emotional depth, weaving together elements of suspense, conflict, and relatable human experiences to keep audiences engaged and invested in the unfolding narrative. Streaming has made it so easy to become obsessed with new shows like BEEF and THE BEAR. Not to say that network dramas aren't still killing it - classics like GREY'S ANATOMY or LAW & ORDER a...

Pat Alexander
Pat Alexander
2 months ago
Announcing The 4th Annual TV Drama Contest

Announcing The 2nd Annual Palm Springs Women in Film & Television + Stage 32 Short Script Competition!

Hey, Stage 32 Community! Getting your short script produced is the quickest way into the industry. Great short films captivate audiences with concise storytelling, compelling characters, and emotional resonance in a brief yet impactful narrative. Many famous writer/directors started with short films like Damien Chazelle with WHIPLASH, Wes Anderson with BOTTLE ROCKET, Taika Waititi with TWO CARS, ONE NIGHT, Christopher Nolan with DOODLEBUG, Jane Campion with PEEL, and Martin Scorsese with THE B...

Pat Alexander
Pat Alexander
3 months ago
Announcing The 2nd Annual Palm Springs Women in Film & Television + Stage 32 Short Script Competition!

Announcing The 9th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Contest!

Hey, Stage 32 Community! You've made a short film. You've put in your time, effort, blood, sweat, tears, and perhaps even some serious money into your project. Your goal isn't only to get your film seen but to get it seen around the world and by people who can make a difference in your career. Would being screened by an Oscar-qualifying film festival matter? How about having it screened for over 1,000 executives including managers, agents, producers, film financiers, and more? Look no furth...

Ashley Renee Smith
Ashley Renee Smith
3 months ago
Announcing The 9th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Contest!

Jacqueline Elyse Rosenthal’s Untested Rape Kit Drama ‘Backlog’ Wins Stage 32 & Catalyst Studios’ Empowering Women Script Contest!

Happy Wednesday, Creative Army! As Deadline exclusively announced this weekend, we’ve officially selected the winner of our Empowering Women Script Competition in partnership with Catalyst Studios! Los Angeles filmmaker, Jacqueline Elyse Rosenthal has won for her fantastic feature film script, Backlog. A first-of-its-kind screenwriting contest for feature films with a focus on social impact, the Empowering Women Script Competition brought forth some mind-blowing submissions from talented voi...

Richard "RB" Botto
Richard "RB" Botto
3 months ago
Jacqueline Elyse Rosenthal’s Untested Rape Kit Drama ‘Backlog’ Wins Stage 32 & Catalyst Studios’ Empowering Women Script Contest!

Announcing the 3rd Annual Romantic Comedy Screenwriting Contest

In a classic romantic comedy, two unlikely individuals find themselves entangled in a series of humorous and endearing mishaps as they navigate the unpredictable journey of love, ultimately discovering that true happiness lies in each other's company. All-time classics like SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE and NOTTING HILL remind us of the lengths to which we'll go for true love, while saccharine love stories like WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and YOU'VE GOT MAIL remind us that love is sometimes just around the corn...

David Abrookin
David Abrookin
3 months ago
Announcing the 3rd Annual Romantic Comedy Screenwriting Contest

Stage 32 Short Film Program Winner Shortlisted For An Oscar!

Happy Thursday, Creative Army! Your fellow Stage 32 community member and winner of Stage 32’s Short Film Program, Lisa Cole, is on the shortlist for an Oscar this year for her film BIENVENIDOS A LOS ANGELES! Together with Stage 32’s decade-long partnership with Hollyshorts, we were thrilled to be able to screen her film at the 2023 Hollyshorts Festival this past August. Now we can add the excitement of being shortlisted for an Oscar! Inspired by true events and shot on location at LAX a...

Richard "RB" Botto
Richard "RB" Botto
4 months ago
Stage 32 Short Film Program Winner Shortlisted For An Oscar!

Announcing the 3rd Annual Female Driven Screenwriting Contest

Female-driven movies center around strong, multifaceted women, navigating the complexities of life, often breaking societal norms, and supporting each other in pursuit of their dreams, unraveling powerful narratives of strength, friendship, and self-discovery, that highlight and celebrate the diversity and complexity of women's stories. All-time classics like LITTLE WOMEN and HIDDEN FIGURES remind us of the importance of family and friendships, while globe-trotting adventures lik...

David Abrookin
David Abrookin
4 months ago
Announcing the 3rd Annual Female Driven Screenwriting Contest

Announcing the 2nd Annual Grown Up Movies Screenplay Contest

Growing up is a journey marked by the accumulation of knowledge, the echoes of memories, and the resilience forged through a lifetime of experiences. Sometimes you don't realize it's happened until you've arrived. With age comes wisdom and grown up movies are great at capturing the feeling of enjoying life at every age. All-time classics like BOOK CLUB and OLD DADS remind us of the importance of friendships as we get older, while jet-setting stories like THE BUCKET LIST and 80 FO...

David Abrookin
David Abrookin
5 months ago
Announcing the 2nd Annual Grown Up Movies Screenplay Contest
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