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To Have Or Not To Have Production Insurance?

To have or not to have production insurance- the most important question. Short answer? YES. Always, yes. Production insurance is a necessary part of the production process that many independent creators love to avoid, whether to “save” money or avoid all the paperwork. However, much like car, health, and any other business insurance, it is a MUST! What does production insurance do? It covers rentals, liability, injuries while on set, vehicles operated on set, and even copyright claims. If...

Stephanie Moore
Stephanie Moore
7 days ago
To Have Or Not To Have Production Insurance?

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
13 days ago
Navigating Business & Legal Affairs For Independent Film Projects

A Stunt By Any Other Name Is Still A Stunt

Filmmakers have a huge undertaking as they schedule and budget their projects, each piece is vital to the success of the project, and getting everything in place as efficiently as possible is huge. Stunts are a piece of the puzzle that bring joy to audiences and chills to the production team. Why Do Stunts Bring Chills To The Production Team? Stunts have special training involved, multiple safety protocols, stunt coordinators, and many other specialty measures to ensure that the performer...

Stephanie Moore
Stephanie Moore
17 days ago
A Stunt By Any Other Name Is Still A Stunt

10 Tips To Scrutinize Your Script Before Submitting

As a new screenwriter ready to submit your script for coverage, it is essential to thoroughly proofread, edit, and scrutinize your work to ensure its success. In this comprehensive guide, I will provide you with a general checklist of 10 essential tips that will empower and inspire you to confidently refine your script. From examining the structure and flow of your story to reviewing dialogue and character development, these tips will hopefully help you take your script to the next level and inc...

Miquiel Banks
Miquiel Banks
18 days ago
10 Tips To Scrutinize Your Script Before Submitting

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

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...

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...

Stage 32's April 2024 Education Schedule!

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

How To Become An Emotionally Resilient Filmmaker

The film industry is a unique business. Writers, producers, directors, and performers can truly focus and dedicate their time and resources to their passion. However, at the same time, filmmakers often experience frustration, stress, anxiety, anger, failure, overwhelm, burnout, and resentment as they deal with the daily challenges and complexities that characterize filmmaking. The film industry, for most people, is a high-demanding, labor-intensive, financially unstable, prestige-driven, and h...

David Zannoni
David Zannoni
a month ago
How To Become An Emotionally Resilient Filmmaker
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