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July Filmmakers Club Week 3: Successful Networking For A Film Career

Before we do anything else, let’s get the trite, buzz-wordy - and largely inaccurate - piece of non-advice out of the way first: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” It’s pithy and sounds so wise. And you’ve heard it so often that it basically just folds into any conversation you ever have about how to build your network. It’s also one of those nothing phrases that people say without really digging into it deeper. The first major problem with it is that it’s not who you know, but i...

Jason Mirch
Jason Mirch
2 days ago
July Filmmakers Club Week 3: Successful Networking For A Film Career

Using AI-Powered Tools to Build Stronger In-Person Relationships

The entertainment industry and the public relations business both thrive on relationships and traffic in social currency. It’s one of the many reasons a platform such as Stage 32 exists—it’s a wonderful place to network and share creative ideas and experiences. The mass adoption of Artificial intelligence isn’t likely to change the importance of relationships. Instead, my belief is that it will make growing important and authentic relationships significantly more valuable. We’re already seeing t...

Tamaryn Tobian
Tamaryn Tobian
5 days ago
Using AI-Powered Tools to Build Stronger In-Person Relationships

Attending Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film for the First Time!

If you are considering attending the Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film for the first time but are unsure whether you will be able to navigate it, keep reading. I was in your shoes before I decided to take the plunge this year! I hope sharing my experience will give you that final push you need and help you make the most of your time there next year. First A Bit Of Context I am a director based in Dubai. Earlier this year, a grounded sci-fi thriller feature film I wrote and will direct was s...

Gorkem Sifael
Gorkem Sifael
18 days ago
Attending Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film for the First Time!

It's Time For Our Cannes 2024 Recap!

Happy Tuesday, Creative Army! 2024 was Stage 32’s 11th year on La Croisette at the Cannes Film Festival and our 8th year as an official education partner of Cannes Marché du Film! It was amazing to see so many people from our global community show up to celebrate, network, and support each other. We had Stage 32 members screening their films and closing big deals, showcasing the immense talent that we’re lucky to foster here every day. We also had members attending and hosting panels, furthe...

It's Time For Our Cannes 2024 Recap!

Coffee & Content: Are You Being Intentional In All Of Your Choices?

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 Just An Observation, they’re analyzing Jeremy Allen White's award-winning performance as Carmy Berzatto in FX's The Bear. Specifically, his masterful ability to lean into Carmy’s physical stress, anxiety, and personal trauma in unique ways that amplify the story. It’s a showc...

Coffee & Content: Are You Being Intentional In All Of Your Choices?

5 Tips To Make Networking Opportunities Valuable

Networking is too often associated with adjectives such as uncomfortable, artificial, or intimidating. However, there are concrete ways to change your mindset and navigate these situations effectively so it goes back to what it was originally intended for: creating and solidifying meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships, in your industry and beyond. 1) Think About Your Purpose As a film producer, I have always wanted to work with people from all over the world to make authentic fi...

Séverine Tibi
Séverine Tibi
a month ago
5 Tips To Make Networking Opportunities Valuable

Stage 32 Success Story: Three Filmmakers Walk Into A Speakeasy...

It may sound like the start to a cringy joke… Jessica Calvello, Stephanie Harrison, and Stephanie Moore are filmmakers who walked into a Stage 32 meetup at Austin Speakeasy and by kismet found themselves connecting on a level that cemented their collaboration desires in a matter of a couple of appetizers and drinks. In the weeks following, this chance meeting has turned into a beautiful and hilarious collaboration of filmmakers who have a love for all things dark comedy with a twist of surrea...

Stephanie Moore!
Stephanie Moore!
2 months ago
Stage 32 Success Story: Three Filmmakers Walk Into A Speakeasy...

Meet Stage 32's New Director Of Global Education, Tom Lapke!

Greetings and Salutations, Stage 32 Community! My name is Tom Lapke, and I could not be more excited to be joining this amazing platform as your new Director of Global Education! Stage 32 has been on my radar almost since its inception, as I have been part of the entertainment industry in one capacity or another for over 20 years. From my first day on the job to writing this blog, I have been really pleased to see just how much this team is dedicated to serving the community that has been...

Tom Lapke
Tom Lapke
2 months ago
Meet Stage 32's New Director Of Global Education, Tom Lapke!

Seven Essentials To Succeed With Work For Hire

Connie Brean (Robert De Niro): Stanley, don't do this. You're playing with your life here. Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman): F*** my life. I want the credit. -David Mamet’s Wag the Dog A Game Worth Getting Into Let’s face it. Given a choice, most Creatives want to make their own art rather than spend valuable hours helping others perfect theirs. I’m always on some level aware that every minute I spend doing the things I talk about in this article I am not spending on my own stuff. But I...

Joey Madia
Joey Madia
2 months ago
Seven Essentials To Succeed With Work For Hire

The Importance Of Transparency In Film Finance

In the captivating world of filmmaking, securing financing is often a pivotal step in bringing creative visions to life. However, the process of finding suitable investors can sometimes resemble navigating a maze filled with hidden pitfalls. In recent years, the call for transparency in film finance has grown louder, and for good reason. Filmmakers, both seasoned professionals, and aspiring creators, are frequently approached by individuals or entities offering funding opportunities that appea...

Jack Binder
Jack Binder
2 months ago
The Importance Of Transparency In Film Finance
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