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Waiting Until Post-Production To Hire A Film Publicist Will Cost You

Most independent filmmakers forgo hiring a unit or film publicist in pre-production. There are many reasons they do this, but the most common one is that they don’t think they have it in their budget. The truth is filmmakers can’t afford to make that mistake. Planning your publicity strategy in pre-production will give your film its best chance at success. Here’s a deeper look into why independent filmmakers should have a film publicist on their team from the get-go. Procrastination Gets Yo...

Tamaryn Tobian
Tamaryn Tobian
3 days ago
Waiting Until Post-Production To Hire A Film Publicist Will Cost You

How To Have An Epic Q&A About Your Film At Festivals

It is thrilling after all your work on a film, to have the exhilarating experience of a dynamic and successful Q&A at a film festival with a packed audience. Conversely, most of us have experienced the shock of seeing a Q&A where no questions were asked. Worse is having your short-screened with others and ending up the only one not having a question asked after hearing, “Well, guys, that’s all we have time for as the next film is coming in.” You Can Pack Those Screenings You can have jammed-p...

How To Have An Epic Q&A About Your Film At Festivals

Navigating Business & Legal Affairs For Independent Film Projects

Independent film projects deal with business and legal aspects all the time. Bigger production companies generally have an in-house or external business and legal affairs manager. This is however less common for small production companies. In this article, we will discuss the role of business and legal affairs in independent film, and explore the areas covered by a business and legal affairs department or manager.     Business and Legal Affairs in Independent Film Business and le...

David Zannoni
David Zannoni
2 months ago
Navigating Business & Legal Affairs For Independent Film Projects

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

Unveiling The Journey: From Stage 32 To Directorial Debut!

As a passionate filmmaker, my journey has been both thrilling and challenging. Along the way, I've had the opportunity of invaluable learning experiences through Stage 32. In this blog post, I'll take you behind the scenes of my directorial debut, and share insights gleaned from my experience and my participation in Stage 32's educational courses. The Stage 32 Experience: Empowering Creatives Worldwide Stage 32 is a vibrant community of like-minded creatives, where ideas flow freely, and c...

Diane Foster
Diane Foster
2 months ago
Unveiling The Journey: From Stage 32 To Directorial Debut!

Meet Stage 32's New Executive Liaison, Nick Phillips!

Greetings, Stage 32 Community! I am so incredibly pleased to introduce myself to you as the new Executive Liaison! I have already hit the ground running, and I am so excited to help our amazing staff bring even more fantastic mentors, educators, and execs to you guys, the Community! This team wakes up every day trying to provide the most positive and productive experience to each and every one of our members, and I want you to know that I share in that dedication. New, But Not New... I...

Nick Phillips
Nick Phillips
2 months ago
Meet Stage 32's New Executive Liaison, Nick Phillips!

Stage 32 + Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film present a Free Webinar on How to Navigate Cannes

Happy Tuesday, Creative Army! I’m so excited to share that TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 13th, Stage 32 is hosting a FREE Webinar about How to Navigate the Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film! Stage 32 is proud to be the industry education workshop partner of the Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film for over eight years and we are excited to offer all badge holders the opportunity to experience Stage 32 education. Together with the Marché we are excited to offer this exclusive FREE webinar to o...

Richard "RB" Botto
Richard "RB" Botto
2 months ago
Stage 32 + Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film present a Free Webinar on How to Navigate Cannes

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!
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