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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
10 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

7 Resources Every Screenwriter Should Know About

We all need a little help, every now and then. One of the greatest things about being a writer is that there are so many tools out there designed to help us. The problem is, people don’t know they exist. When you’re a writer, you have to be a Jack (or Jill) of many trades and learn not just about writing, but about editing, and the business itself. It’s all part of honing our craft. And while, at times, the task may seem daunting, I’ve discovered a lot of online resources that I’ve found to...

7 Resources Every Screenwriter Should Know About

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
13 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
14 days ago
10 Tips To Scrutinize Your Script Before Submitting

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
15 days ago
Celebrate The March 2024 Stage 32 Community's Successes

Working Remotely As A Film & TV Composer: Everything You Need To Know

As a composer for Film and Television, you are probably used to working on your own in your studio most of the time, basically with the sole exception of meetings and recording sessions. Among composers, we always joke about our professional life “in isolation”. Well, 4 years ago, Covid happened, and, as of today, the composer job is still almost 100% remote. This has changed the workflow in many ways, making us switch to new strategies to communicate, meet, share… Here are some of my thoughts...

Elena Maro
Elena Maro
16 days ago
Working Remotely As A Film & TV Composer: Everything You Need To Know

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
17 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

The Author + Screenwriter Collaboration: Adapting A Novel Into A Screenplay

In 2020, I wrote a Stage 32 blog about how to use struggles as creative fuel: When Life Gives You Lemons, Open a Lemonade Company - How to Use Struggles as Creative Fuel. In the last paragraph of that blog I wrote: "Although I did not find a new well-paid job, I would not change it for the world. And I have confidence in the universe." Shortly after posting my blog on Stage 32, a published author contacted me mentioning that she read my wonderful blog and would like to connect. This was...

The Author + Screenwriter Collaboration: Adapting A Novel Into A Screenplay
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