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You’ve written a novel--is a Script Adaptation Far Behind?

One of my favorite books of the last few years is Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing, a stunning and lyrical coming-of-age story and murder mystery set in the marshes of North Carolina. It’s a gripping, evocative, uniquely told tale--the stuff of great novels. But will it be the stuff of great movies when it arrives in theaters this summer? There’s a part of me that can’t wait to see the film version of this bestselling book and another part that wonders if it…

Screenwriting Duo Secures Shopping Agreement through Stage 32 Script Services!

"Write what you know." It's a well-worn saying. We've all heard it, and understand the wisdom therein. But as you struggle for success in the screenwriting world, it's often more tempting to try to write something high concept, something that will sell, something that will land you representation. As writers, we've both found some success -- Jamie wrote and starred in a solo show which ran off-broadway, Josh has sold a feature and TV pilot -- but we're more familiar with disappointment.…

Coffee & Content: Behind the Scenes of BRIDGERTON & How to Write Interrogation Scenes

Happy Sunday Creative Army! First of all, congratulations to all of you who have already participated in our monthly Introduce Yourself Weekend! Thousands of connections have been made between entertainment creatives and professionals from every corner of the globe. Whether you are a long-time member, or brand new to Stage 32, take a moment to pop over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and say hello before the end of the weekend. Now, grab some fresh coffee and let's dive into this week'…

How to Find Your Creative Tribe on Stage 32

Well, hello, there! My name is Karen Ross, but please, call me Kay. I wanted to formally introduce myself: I am an actress, writer, producer, director, and all-around free spirit. I currently host a weekly event on Clubhouse called "The Victory Round" to help creatives build their confidence by celebrating their achievements, big or small. Among other many things, I love martial arts, instrumental film soundtracks, the Bard, tea time, and am deeply obsessed with trying new restaurants. I…

Why Reputation Trumps Talent

There is no Business like Show Business. And possibly that is true, as there is no place, other than politics, that a good or bad reputation can travel faster than a supersonic jet. You have to treat your reputation as your most prized possession in Hollywood. There seems to be a misunderstanding about what reputation truly means. A solid reputation is built on professionalism but even more so on how good a human being you are on a solid ground of authenticity and I, for one, quote mor…

Building a Community & Member Experience: RB Botto on the Be Customer Led Podcast

Happy Thursday Stage 32! Our fearless leader and CEO, Richard "RB" Botto recently had the pleasure of being a guest on the Be Customer Led Podcast. In this exclusive podcast interview RB discusses How to Build a Community and Member Experience. Specifically, RB talks about his personal journey and experience founding Stage 32 and growing the community to over 800,000 members worldwide. Here is a sneak peek: “You have to inspire yourself every day. Even if you had a massively b…

How To Make Deals in Hollywood without Getting Hustled

Hello, readers of Stage 32! My name is Tennyson E. Stead, I’ve been working in entertainment all my life, and I’ve written more than 50 screenplays - many of them as a ghostwriter, which means a vastly disproportionate portion of my writing is both paid and uncredited work. In fact, a huge number of my professional decisions have involved compromises that I think a lot of writers would balk at, and certainly I’m constantly making decisions that draw rigorous, interrogat…

Short and Sweet: 4 Tips for Writing Tighter Scripts

Many writers want to know how long their scripts should be. And the answer is almost always, “Shorter than you think.” This is especially true, dear creatives, as we start out our careers. The other day on Instagram, writer/actor Shawn Parikh laid to rest the excuse “but Aaron Sorkin gets to do it” – namely, write massively long scripts – by reminding us, gently, that we are not Aaron Sorkin. For us mere mortals, 90-110 pages will do just fine. But w…

Announcing the 2nd Annual Television Comedy Screenwriting Contest

What is more comforting that a TV Comedy? The half-hour classics that soothe the soul are some of the most streamed and beloved shows of all time. Can you imagine going through life without THE OFFICE and PARKS & RECREATION to take the pain away? We can't either - that's why we're bringing back the Television Comedy Screenwriting Contest for a second year! Stage 32 is proud to present the 2nd Annual Television Comedy Screenwriting Contest! Click Here To Learn More Whether you pref…

Coffee & Content: Behind the Scenes of THE LOST CITY & Guidelines for Writing Adventure Scripts

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, Stream Wars has put together a great behind the scenes look at the making of Paramount's new film The Lost City. This video features interviews with stars Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and filmmakers Aaron & Adam Nee.  Next up, Lessons from a Screenplay tak…

Mastering the Art of the Self Tape Audition

No matter where you are based as an actor, given the state of the industry the past two years you have undoubtedly submitted a self tape audition (or 1,000). If you're based in LA or NYC, before COVID you may have only occasionally been required to self-tape, and when that happened, perhaps you used your cell phone or went to a buddy’s house to have them tape you. I, on the other hand, am based in Atlanta. And in addition to being a full-time actor for almost 20 years, I have co-o…

How Stage 32 Script Services "Makes You a Better Writer"

Hello Stage 32 Community! Today's amazing blog contributor is Rosalind Winton, a writer and literary editor based in the UK. She wrote a script based on the postcard her great grandfather send to her great grandmother from the Titanic, days before the infamous sinking. (Color me interested!) Throughout the writing process, she utilized Stage 32's script services offers to get notes and advice from our esteemed board of executives, producers, and mentors. Read on to find out more abou…

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