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17 Traits Creatives Can Learn From John McClane

Have you ever wondered if you have more troubles in your life than other people? Or wonder if everyone else has an easier life than you? As a creative, I'm sure you have at some point or another. Well, cheer up. There is someone else who is always in the wrong place at the wrong time and has it harder than all of us. Yes, I am talking about none other than John McClane, the lead character of the Die Hard movie series. If you're not aware, there are five Die Hard movies: Die Hard (1988)…

Truly Blessed - Happy Holidays

On behalf of the entire Stage 32 family, I'd like to wish you and yours a happy, safe and loving Christmas and remainder of the holiday season. I hope you will all take some quiet time from celebrating and enjoying the company of your family and friends to reflect on the many fortunes life has offered and afforded us including our creative gifts. We're blessed to have so many of you enter and enrich our lives.   Our love to you all. RB and the entire Stage 32 team Like this …

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 23, 2016)

Sure it’s a holiday weekend, but what did you think…no Weekend Blog? Come now… Here it is, and it’s as overstuffed as Christmas stocking for someone who has been particularly nice all year long. As always, I ask you to share and participate! Tis the season. Most of all, I hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful, loving and creative weekend. Much love. RB

Global Co-Production Match Making Program – A Unique Opportunity for US Filmmakers - Stage 32 Partners With Europe!

We are beyond thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership between Stage 32, US/France-based Little W Productions, Scandinavian Locations and European Film Commission Network (EUFCN). These top Scandanavian co-production professionals are offering hands on guidance and direct contact to co-producers and finance opportunities for US-Europe productions through the Global Co-Production Match Making Program. A great example is the recent remarkable co-production success - the fil…

Season of Learning & Giving

        12 Days of Creative Collaboration - From Concept to Distribution: Get Your Film Made Day 12: Film Distribution In our 12 days of creative collaboration, you now can get your film out to the world. It's time for your film to be seen by audiences and with a variety of new distribution options - limited theatrical, VOD and more, you have plenty of options to get your film distributed - we're here to help you! 11 Things You Must Do Before Approaching D…

More Free Screenplays to Download!

Last year, I presented a bunch of screenplays of recent movies available online for download. So many found the content beneficial, I decided to do it again this holiday season. As you know, one of the best ways to learn about screenwriting is to read good (and bad) screenplays. But, this exercise isn’t only for writers. Actors, filmmakers, producers and other film creatives can certainly gain insight and knowledge from reading screenplays as well.  Here are some critically …

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 9, 2016)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Quick write up this week due to time constraints, but that doesn’t mean I’m skimpin’ on the blog content. No way, no how. So let’s share, post, and discuss…And I thank you in advance. Enjoy the content! Cheers! RB

How To Add Your First Credit on IMDb

As a young actor starting out, having your name on IMDb is a strong step in establishing yourself in the business. It is not the be all and end all and in time it will happen. If you want to start building your resume on the mothership of all websites for actors, with a little bit of hard work, you can grow your resume on IMDb. You can shoot a web series, a short film or a documentary with you as the narrator, oupload it to Vimeo or Youtube and then list it on IMDb as a short film. Her…

Exploring The World of 360 Spherical Video And VR

Since I dove into the world of 360 spherical video and VR, I’ve heard a wide range of opinions related to the future of this branch of visual entertainment. “It’s the future!” or “It’s a fad.” Honestly, I really don’t know what the future holds for this space. I just know it’s really cool. I’ve watched 360 videos where I’m seeing the same thing a skydiver, a scuba diver, a wingsuit diver, and dozens of other videos that a…

Stage 32 Happy Writers 30-Day Progress Report - October

Hello friends and fellow creatives! First, allow me to apologize for not getting October's progress report out sooner. I will endeavor to do get these out consistently and on time so that you can get a better grasp on how your fellow writers are progressing using our pitching services. The 30-day progress report is a run-down of the amount of pitch sessions, script reads, and meetings writers attained during the 30-day period using our online pitching and coverage/consult services. As …

Writing & Producing Compelling Television in Today's Market

There is no hotter market right now than television. More content is being ordered than ever before. And with streaming networks such as Netflix planning to have 50% original content in their libraries within the next few years, the demand for quality television scripts, products and minds isn't going away any time soon. But what makes a television show work? What elements are networks, premium channels and streaming platforms looking for? How do you navigate what has quickly become a v…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 2, 2016)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Another big week of news, vids, tips and all the Stage 32 happenings you can handle. I have some truly interesting and inspiring articles in both the ENTERTAINMENT AND INDUSTRY NEWS & TIPS sections. And, of course, awards season is under way and one Stage 32 member and producer is already receiving some incredible news (hint…read the 4th article under ENTERTAINMENT) As always, I welcome your thoughts, musings and rantings in the Comments sec…