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Pond5 and Stage 32 Join Forces to Bring Value to Your Filmmaking

    On the heels of our announcement last week about offering more opportunities to our filmmakers and cinematographers, Stage 32 is thrilled to partner with Pond5, the leader in royalty-free stock media. Together we are combining our efforts to serve the global creative community and give you all the tools you need to bring value to your filmmaking and succeed.           What is Pond5? Pond5 is the world’s largest video-fi…

Breathing Exercise to Help Anxiety Before Pitch or Audition

We prep. We plan. We come up with moments before, inner dialogue, the character back history and emotional ties. We’re off book, the pitch deck is set, and then…wait, what!? Plot twist. Something interesting happens the moment we step into the audition room, or the camera hits record. Any of our prep or scene-work often times goes out the window and fear sets in. Instead of letting anxiety get the best of the opportunity at hand, or what could happen into the future —…

How Living in a Small Country Helped My Film Career

Making It Soft rolling hills stretch endlessly before my bedroom window. The sky is grey most days, but sometimes it explodes in the brightest blue. Just there, beyond the trees, the Irish Sea thrashes endlessly upon the shore, wave after wave, beckoning… Ah… Ireland. So far away from anything even remotely Hollywood. And just a 5 minute walk from where I live, my little village hosted one of the biggest productions of 2021. Disney came, spent 10 million dollars on se…

Another Project in Development After Writer Connects with Executive on Stage 32!

To say we just started our writing careers would be an understatement. Before Carol and I met, we were both heavily involved in our separate writing careers; Carol as an Artist Development coach and founder of The ArtEstate, a boutique marketing firm and myself as a professional Chef and International Food & Beverage Consultant. Carol recently signed a publishing deal on her second book. Although I had never completed any screenwriting, Carol encouraged me to write my stories and f…

Coffee & Content: Hardest Lesson I Learned as a Filmmaker and When & How to Find an Acting Agent

Happy Sunday Creative Army! I've got my coffee in hand and your weekly dose of content coming in hot - grab your coffee of choice and let's dive right in. First up, Film Riot shares an insightful video about the hardest lesson they have learned in their filmmaking journey. Additionally, this video answers other filmmaking questions such as how to make your film stand out, whether or not a DSLR is a good investment, and more.  Next up, actor and Stage 32 member Mathew Cornwell has…

Blockchain and The Entertainment Industry

For decades, the film industry has been dominated by studios, large distribution channels, lawyer firms and big agencies. The traditional Hollywood power structure has created many issues. This includes many legal, agent and financial intermediaries; a lack of transparency; piracy; inadequate protection against violation of intellectual property rights; cumbersome and lengthy processes for financial payment of funds and a general lack of transparency in financial and legal information.…

5 Ways Research Your Way to the Top with IMDb Pro

IMDb- Internet Movie Database, is the top search engine for Hollywood. The first place we go to validate someone’s credentials and experience is IMDb. Whether you are an actor, director, writer, producer, grip, makeup artist, cinematographer, or editor- more than likely you have a profile on the site with your resume. However, the main website only goes so far, and so deep. The membership component of IMDb Pro gives you access to more proprietary information that is not known to t…

Misadventures of a Newbie Filmmaker: Raising Money

It all started so well. In October 2021, I was on a call with a Director of Programming from a European broadcaster (small but very interesting for my target audience). He said “I like your concept, I want to spread more awareness about renewable energy. Your project fits perfectly”. OH MY GOD! It was happening.   Then, he finished the meeting with “I want this for April 2022 and we can’t really fund the project. So you need to find the money.” W…

Introducing the New Stage 32 Android App!

Happy Wednesday Stage 32! Since, 2011 all of us here at Stage 32 have been working tirelessly to make Stage 32 even more accessible and beneficial for our members all over the world. Last year, we released our completely remodeled iOS App so that you could have all the same benefits of desktop Stage 32 at your fingertips.  Now, I am thrilled to announce that our freshly minted Android App is officially live and available to download! Android users everywhere can now have access to…

Your Reel is Your Calling Card: Introducing Reel Review for Actors, Filmmakers and Cinematographers

Hello Stage 32 Community! Today I am excited to share some incredible news with you. You already know that for the last 11 years, Stage 32 has been the leader in access, education and opportunities for creatives around the globe who have a goal of pursuing a career in the Entertainment Industry. We’re on the cutting edge of the industry - working hand in hand with Industry Professionals who want to help you. The most rewarding part of being the Director of Development Services i…

Author + Screenwriter that Connected on Stage 32 are Making Moves with their Project!

I am incredibly jazzed to share an update to a special Stage 32 success story between Hamburg, Germany-based screenwriter Christina Patjens and Palo Alto, California-based author Carina S. Burns that started right here on the Stage 32 blog. Carina said "After reading, 'When Life Gives You Lemons…' on Stage 32, I immediately knew that I had found my long-sought screenwriter." Carina immediately sent Christina a network request and direct message and has since hired her to ada…

Coffee & Content: Hans Zimmer on Composing the DUNE Score & Oscar Nominee Overview

Happy Oscar Sunday Creative Army! With the 2022 Oscars taking place later today, naturally, I have some Oscars-themed content for you today. I've got my coffee in hand and your Oscars content coming in hot - so grab your coffee of choice and let's dive right in. First up, The Washington Post shares a quick video highlighting the nominees for the 2022 Oscars. They cover several different categories including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Orig…

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