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It's Introduce Yourself Weekend! Every month thousands of creative connections are made on Stage 32 simply by taking the time to introduce yourself. Whether you're a Stage 32 veteran or a new member, click here to go to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and let us know what you're up to!

Coffee & Content: The Rise and Fall of Michael Corleone & How a TV Show Gets Made

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, one month ago I featured the first of a 4-part series from StudioBinder about the four classic movie endings: Sweet, Semi-Sweet, Bitter-Sweet, or Bitter. The first video broke down "sweet" endings, and now, they are diving into the "bitter" ending. In this video, they use The Godfather, one…

Instagram Live Series: How to Plan Your Entertainment Goals & How to Ace Self Tape Auditions

Happy Saturday Stage 32! As many of you may know, I host an Instagram LIVE every week on @stage32 highlighting some amazing Stage 32 members from all over the world. We cover everything from how to shoot a short film 100% remotely to how to how to master the art of a director/composer relationship and more. Recently, I had the supreme pleasure of chatting with two powerhouse Stage 32 members that have been working hard to make magic happen in their entertainment careers in 2021 - and th…

Why is Pre-Production So Important?

Pre-Production. Or is it preproduction, one word? Maybe just pre-pro. Either way. Blah! Who needs it? I have a good script and I know mostly how I want the film to turn out. I have my shot list ready to go. My film will come together in the moment. Let’s skip pre-pro and just get to shooting, right? Not so fast. If you’re anything like me, you feel like perpetual planning is holding you back. If the cameras aren’t rolling, nothing is getting done. It’s easy …

8 Upcoming Fellowships for Diverse Emerging Screenwriters

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! As many of you know, last year, Stage 32 launched the 1st Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest. Since its inception in 2011 when we launched with our "One Love" initiative, Stage 32 has been committed to providing opportunities and a platform for unrepresented and underrepresented creatives from all backgrounds, including people of color, women, LGBTIQ+, and those who are passionate about storytelling despite adversity. This writing co…

From Our CEO - The Greatest Community on the Planet Rises to the Occasion

You. Guys. Rock. Last week, I threw down the gauntlet with my Introduce Yourself Weekend Challenge and you not only accepted the challenge, you went above and beyond the call. By any standard, this was the most productive IYW edition in our 10 years shattering every record on the books including number of posts, number of comments, number of network requests sent, number of new connections made and so on. Some of you truly went the extra mile in getting the word out. One member sent i…

From Acting to Voice Acting: Why and How to Start Right Now

Have COVID-19 restrictions got you in an auditioning slump? While the pandemic has made things harder for on-camera acting and the stage, it has also created more opportunities for voice acting and voice over work. Just think about it: you’re largely stuck at home, are connected to the Internet, and need to keep your acting skills sharp. Why not try working from home as a voice actor? Actors are in the business of storytelling and much of what you do is applicable to voice acting.…

Ohio-based Writer's Script Optioned and with Emmy-winner after Connecting Through Stage 32

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew!  I don't know about you guys but my keyboard is still smoking from the flurry of messages, DM's, comments, and connections I made during Introduce Yourself Weekend. If you have not yet taken part and introduced (or re-introduced) yourself to the community, fear not! There is still time to make the connections that could change the trajectory of your career.  And that's what Stage 32 is all about - as you know - connecting and educating crea…

Coffee & Content: How to Network as an Introvert & 10 Screenwriting Tips from Wes Anderson

Happy Sunday Creative Army! First of all, congratulations to all of you who have already participated in my Introduce Yourself Weekend Challenge! Thousands of connections have been made between entertainment creatives and professionals from every corner of the globe in what has, by far, been our biggest Introduce Yourself Weekend in our 10 year history. 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 h…

Download the 2021 Writers Guild Awards Nominated Screenplays

Last week, we posted the 2021 Golden Globes-nominated screenplays. With this virtual awards season in full swing, it is interesting seeing the overlaps (and snubs/surprises!) in some of the nominations. Today, the amazing Stage 32-er Alan C. Baird has collected the 2021 Writers Guild Award-nominated screenplays for both best original screenplay, and best adapted screenplay. Can you spot the differences in the nominations between the Golden Globes and the Writers Guild? Which WGA no…

From our CEO – A 5 Step Challenge For You to Complete This Weekend

What’s up, Creative Army! As you know, for the last 10 years we’ve designated every 3rd weekend of the month to hold the largest online entertainment industry event anywhere in the world. We call it Introduce Yourself Weekend and since the inaugural event back in 2011, millions of network connections have been made leading to myriad life and career changing relationships and projects launched. Over the last few weeks, partially by virtue of our partnership with Netflix, ove…

How to Maximize Your Entertainment Career with Stage 32

Happy Thursday Stage 32 Community! I am beyond honored to present an amazing blog from long-time Stage 32 member, North Carolina-based screenwriter and author, Rashika Roberts! Rashika is the human equivalent of sunshine (check out this Instagram live we did with her to experience her joyous & inspirational energy) and is an incredible example of the magic that can come from networking on Stage 32. In the six years Rashika has been a member of Stage 32, she has popped into countle…

Beyond Story: Setting Learning Objectives for Your Writing

Being a storyteller is a gift and a calling. It requires immense courage to put your work out in the world -- to say, as Seth Godin puts it in his new book The Practice: Shipping Creative Work, “Here, I made this.” He empowers us to think of ourselves as change-makers and reminds us that the world needs us to show up. And he also says something else about the practice of creative work that I think is incredibly profound: “The career of every successful creative is par…

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