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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...

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

Sandstone Artists Signs Writer Discovered On Stage 32

I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical of Stage 32 at first. But I figured, why not? I've tried pretty much everything else. Joining Stage 32 ended up being a game-changer for my career. It wasn't like anything I'd experienced before. For once, people were reading my work not because they had to judge it for a competition, but because they were genuinely interested. The feedback I got from industry pros was eye-opening and, honestly, exactly what I needed. My screenwriting journey has been quite an...

Sandstone Artists Signs Writer Discovered On Stage 32

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
9 days ago
Announcing the 4th Annual TV Comedy Screenwriting Contest

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...

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

Celebrate The March 2024 Stage 32 Community's Successes

Hey Stage 32ers! We love celebrating this community and all that you've all achieved, and we know you do too! We wanted to make sure that all the successes you've garnered are getting their proper due so keep reading to learn all about signings, deals, meetings, script requests, and so much more from the month of March... Congrats to Mark Palmer who signed a Shopping Agreement with industry professional Valerie Idehan after connecting through a Pitch Session! You can read about how this deal...

Emily J
Emily J
14 days ago
Celebrate The March 2024 Stage 32 Community's Successes

Spring Into Creativity: Harnessing The Power Of The Season For Inspired Writing

Easter and Passover are upon us; both coincide with the arrival of spring, the season of renewal. Just as the earth awakens from winter's slumber, bursting with new life, vibrant colors, and fresh smells filling the air, so too do our minds teem with creative potential during this transformative time. However, as we ponder rebirth and growth, it is important not to overlook the foundation upon which our creativity thrives: our health. Taking Care Of Your Health Amidst the hustle of our creati...

Maria Baltazzi
Maria Baltazzi
16 days ago
Spring Into Creativity: Harnessing The Power Of The Season For Inspired Writing

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...

Coffee & Content: When The Director Crops The Film

Writer Signs Shopping Agreement With Director & Producer After Connecting Through Stage 32

I’m a professional comedian, actor, and “wannabe” writer. For over 22 years I’ve been performing as a stand-up comedian. When I was studying law to get my law degree, and then when I was working as a prosecutor I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be a “stand-up comedian”. But it happened. Pursuing a career in the performing arts was never something that was considered an option when growing up in the 80s. My dad was old school, he was a military man and he hammered it into me that, “You go...

Mark Palmer
Mark Palmer
21 days ago
Writer Signs Shopping Agreement With Director & Producer After Connecting Through Stage 32

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

Coffee & Content: The Rule Of Three Explained

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 StudioBinder, we're learning why good things come in threes. Whether it's dialogue, humor, plot points, visual cues, or a myriad of other elements - the rule of three can often be used to improve a script and even show the strength of the writer. Is there a way that you can u...

Coffee & Content: The Rule Of Three Explained
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