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The 9 Levels Of Story- Part 2: Creative, Project, & Story

As a follow-up to my last blog, The 9 Levels Of Story- Part 1: Cosmic, Culture, & Life, let's dive into my next three Levels of Story!  Unraveling the layers of storytelling involves delving into the depths of creativity with a keen eye. Part 2 of our journey, "Crafting and Refining: Creative, Project, and Story Levels" takes us on an introspective quest into Level 4: Unmasking the Creative Level - Understanding Your 'Why'. At the core of every compelling narrative lies the creator's 'why' - t...

Miquiel Banks
Miquiel Banks
a month ago
The 9 Levels Of Story- Part 2: Creative, Project, & Story

Coffee & Content: What You Didn't Know About Screenwriting

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 Art Of Story, you'll dig into the first page of your script. This podcast is great for discussing story, character, theme, and more in screenwriting, and this episode takes a closer look at how much you need to say with just a small, single page of your story. Next up,...

Coffee & Content: What You Didn't Know About Screenwriting

Red Carpet Roll-Out: May 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 ARRIVAL, TRANSFORMERS, FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, FOOTLOOSE, THE BOYS, ELEMENTAL, SPIDER-VERSE, MEG 2, C...

Red Carpet Roll-Out: May 2024's New Educators & Execs at Stage 32!

Stage 32's May 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 May, you'll have the chance to learn from knowledgeable industry executives, award-winning screenwriters, producers, directors, showrunners, animators, podcast hosts, authors, script supervisors, attorneys, and representatives. Impressiv...

Stage 32's May 2024 Education Schedule!

Balancing It All As A Creative

As a working actor, I am often asked: How do you balance your acting career with the rest of your life? It usually comes from those who aren't actors/artists or those who are actors but are struggling to find that balance. This got me thinking about balance and I asked myself whether "balance" is just an abstract idea or something practical to have in your life. More importantly, is it even possible to have balance with all the things we have going on, all the tasks we have to perform every...

Brigitte Millar
Brigitte Millar
a month ago
Balancing It All As A Creative

Multi-Hyphenate Creatives: You Can Do It All - But Should You?

You’ve heard the saying “Jack of all trades, master of none”? I’m going to start with something controversial, I hate that quote. This quote has been preached to me on many occasions throughout my career and I can imagine it will continue for the rest of my years. Why this quote? Because my creativity is hard to grasp, I do many things and can do many things well. Does this sound like you? Your creativity doesn’t fit in the societal norms of occupation, the idea that we decide to be or do one...

Multi-Hyphenate Creatives: You Can Do It All - But Should You?

A Reader's Notes On Script Scoring

My name is Stephen Notley. I'm a screenplay contest reader as well as a screenwriter, so I've written and received loads of script analyses (also known as "coverage"). With this experience on both sides of the coverage game, I thought I'd offer some thoughts you folks might find useful.   My last blog post was called "A Reader's Notes on Proofreading," which I thought was a nice, simple, straightforwardly objective subject on which to chat. This time, though, I'm going to try to dig a bit de...

Stephen Notley
Stephen Notley
a month ago
A Reader's Notes On Script Scoring

The 9 Levels Of Story- Part 1: Cosmic, Culture, & Life

Embarking on the journey of becoming a successful screenwriter involves delving into the intricacies of storytelling at various levels. From the cosmic truths that shape narratives to the communal values inherent in cultures, and the quest for purpose within characters' lives, the 9 Levels of Story offer a framework for aspiring creatives. To help you understand these levels better, I'll be discussing them over the next few weeks in a 3-part blog series. By better understanding cosmic, culture...

Miquiel Banks
Miquiel Banks
a month ago
The 9 Levels Of Story- Part 1: Cosmic, Culture, & Life

4 Elements To Consider When Selecting Script Topics

I recently uploaded my 85th feature script onto my loglines page on Stage 32. In a subsequent exchange of comments, RB suggested that I write a blog about how I develop my ideas for scripts. My kneejerk response was, “That’s easy. For me, it’s like making popcorn." Below are the four elements I consider when selecting script topics. With a recent example of the four elements at work from my most recent script.   1) Stay True To Your Core Values   Oscar Wilde may have said, “Be yourself; e...

Tom Stohlgren
Tom Stohlgren
a month ago
4 Elements To Consider When Selecting Script Topics

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
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