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Everything You Need to Know About Acting in Atlanta

Welcome to Atlanta! Where the Actors Play. Waaaay back in 2005, if you were living in Atlanta and looking to jump into this crazy business called acting, conventional wisdom would have told you to make the move to Hollywood and start there. And even as recent as 2012, if you came to Hollywood and mentioned you were from Atlanta, you would be met with a shrug of the shoulders, and maybe even a look of disgust. Flash forward to 2022, and if you were to move from Atlanta to Hollywood, ears…

Just Write: Creativity and Fear

We have many different names for the fear that comes along with creative pursuits. Sometimes we call it “Imposter Syndrome.” Sometimes we call it “Resistance” (because, I think, sometimes we hit writer’s block because we’re listening to fear). Sometimes we call it “The Inner Critic.” But no matter what we call it, the effect it has is the same: it’s Snow White’s poisoned apple, that creates a paralyzing slowness that congeals un…

Free Online "Ask Me Anything" with Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto: State of the Industry, Where We Are Headed

Hello Creative Army! Read any of the trades right now and our industry is in a rapid state of change. From streamers in the race for original content, to companies making acquisitions and, of course, the Great Content Gold Rush still in full force, it's a lot to keep up with. The entire Stage 32 team is on the phone every day to keep their fingers on the pulse of what's happening. It's exciting time for you as a content creator - whether you work in film, television or digital - and it…

A Guide to Social Media Marketing for Filmmakers

  Whether you are making Hollywood blockbusters, indie darlings, or passion projects in your back yard marketing your film on social media is incredibly beneficial. However, you may not be sure where to start. This article hopes to give you a guide offering tips and advice on using social media as a filmmaker. Create a Plan Work out what you are wanting to share and when you are wanting to share your posts. Take time to work out your target audience and post at the best times fo…

Lateral Networking and Education: Two Ways Stage 32 Can Help You to Succeed

One of the best ways to help build a successful screenwriting career is by building a successful network. Thanks to Stage 32, networking doesn’t need to be intimidating or boring. But before we start cold-calling up the A-list, there’s a much easier group of people to contact first - our fellow screenwriters! If you’re still of the mindset that other screenwriters are your competition, let me disabuse you of that notion right now. Your fellow writers ARE your latera…

Writing Duo Signs Shopping Agreement with Whitewater Films!

We have written, directed, and edited most of our films. In the past five years, we have been producing short films and music videos in the Horror/Thriller genre with very successful festival runs. We have had to make every film from the ground up and taught ourselves to work under many hats. It’s beyond difficult to make films and we are proud to say that our work has been featured on CryptTV, ALTER, Omeleto, and even the costume brand, Spirit Halloween. In 2019, when we sat down…

Coffee & Content: 10 Tips for Filming Live Music & Do You Need an Acting Career Backup Plan?

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, filmmaker and cinematographer Griffin Conway gives 10 tips on filming live music and events. In this video Griffin and his crew share their advice about what to do (and what not to do) when it comes to capturing professional footage of live events. This advice is great for filmmakers lookin…

Building Safe Spaces to Foster Creativity

If branding is a demonstration of what we consistently do, then the heart of my professional brand is “Builder of Safe Spaces to Foster Growth & Creativity”. Looking over my track record, I consistently create safe spaces for people to talk and grow. As a massage therapist, during film school as a casting director making auditioning more fun, as a producer making directors feel more supported, my early days in television where I helped to create an internship/mentorship p…

I Have Made 19 Feature Films, Here's What I Have Learned….

There is now an audience for your film. If you’re an indie filmmaker working on nominal resources someone will state you are doing too much on your own. And? You will be. Ignore anyone with this attitude who tries to denigrate you for doing so. Provided you’ve one, made a film, two, aligned it in genre, and three, made it to a technical standard at feature length, it’s very likely an audience will now find your product if you can master the basics of self-distribu…

Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film is 3 Weeks Away

  The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is around the corner, starting on May 17, 2022 in Cannes, France. Stage 32 is proud to partner with the Cannes Marché du Film for our 6th year as an education partner!About the 2022 Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film Get ready for the the year’s largest international in-person gathering of industry professionals! With in-person events making a grand return this year, excitement is brewing for the 2022 Marché…

Three Lessons I’ve Learned from Olympians

I started my professional life with a lot of interests, which resulted in an eclectic career working with journalists, politicians and CEOs. But one of the most interesting interludes I’ve had was when I fell into a job managing an Olympic legend and four-time gold medalist. Greg Louganis was coming to the UK (where I live) for the 2012 London Games and after I’d spontaneously sent him a fan letter, his business partner wrote me back to ask if I could help with some arrange…

How to have an Epic Q&A about Your Film at Festivals

It has been a strange two years for film festivals, but they are coming back in person and we are (at last) able to see our films in theaters again! It is thrilling after all your work on a film, to have the exhilarating experience of a dynamic and successful Q & A at a film festival with a packed audience. Conversely, most of us have experienced the shock of seeing a Q &A where no questions were asked. Worse, is having your short screened with others and ending up the only one …

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