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Coffee & Content - 7 Tips From Screenwriters & How to Block a Scene

I know, I know...A little late with the coffee and the content this morning.  I have a good excuse.  I spent a good part of the last few days prepping for my seminar - Crowdsourcing and a Screenwriter's Journey - which I presented to an incredible group of passionate and committed screenwriters yesterday at the Scriptwriters Network.  It was an inspirational and rewarding day I won't soon forget. The video for this event will be available in a couple of months and I'm exc…

You Want Blood, You Got It! (Finalists Announced)

Hey guys. The chills, the thrills, the horror! Once again, our amazing writers brought their best to our 4th Annual Search for New Blood contest.  We had a record number of entries this time around and now we're proud to announce our 13 finalists. The winners will be announced on March 7th, but until then, let's give a big hand to these talented and creative writers for making the final cut!    Congratulations to our 13 Finalists in the 2018 Search For New Blood Screen…

3 Ways Acting Has Helped Me Become a Better Writer

I started acting a little later than most of my fellow thespians. I’d always been a creative person: writing, drawing and playing music, but acting was something I feared. “Who am I to act?” “Who would possibly be entertained by my performance?” So, out of fear, I never tried acting. That was, until my 30s. My career in the toy industry had stalled and I was feeling less connected to myself. I was getting sick a lot, and I was having trouble finding directio…

The Biggest Education & Networking Event in Hollywood

If you are passionate to take your skills and abilities to the next level, we're excited to announce an interactive and engaging gathering for creatives wanting to connect, collaborate, create, and form a self-empowered community....   Stage 32 is proud to partner with LA Acting Studios to present Filmcon Hollywood to bring you the biggest education and networking event of the year at the LA Convention Center on March 24th! Filmcon Hollywood is an interactive and engaging gather…

A Writer's Journey

If you're in the Los Angeles area this weekend, the wonderful people at The Scriptwriter's Network would like to invite you to join them for a special event - Crowdsourcing and a Writer's Journey - featuring our very own Fearless Leader, Rich Botto. RB will be speaking to the long and winding road he's taken as a screenwriter.  From all the early rejection (and what he took away each time) to turning down 3 offers for representation to using crowdsourcing strategies to build the br…

All Hail Our Short Film Program Finalists!

Hey guys. We're thrilled to announce the finalists of our 3rd Annual Short Film Contest. It was another record breaking year for entries and as usually is the case, more entries meant there were so many fantastic films to choose from. We have some true visionaries in our midst! The competition for the finals was fierce and our many of our judges took it upon themselves to watch certain films over and over knowing that every point mattered. One judge was so moved by a certain film he pas…

Advice from Stage 32 Filmmakers

WE HERE AT STAGE 32 HAVE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. But before that, I’d like to introduce myself. Hi, my name is Joseph Dinh! I am an aspiring writer, a University of Minnesota – Twin Cities student majoring in Psychology, and the brand new intern here at Stage 32! I love anything and everything storytelling, and my favorite show of all time and what has inspired me to pursue a career in entertainment is Ugly Betty. I’ve also been told that: I should’ve been a model…

Coffee & Content - 5 Huge Filmmaking Mistakes to Avoid & Writing Tips From Stephen King

Happy Sunday, everyone.  And for those celebrating in America, I hope you're having a fun, relaxing and creative holiday weekend. For this edition of Coffee & Content, I have 2 more videos designed to motivate and inspire. First up, a cool vid from the helpful minds over at Creative North - 5 Huge Filmmaking Mistakes to Avoid in 2 Minutes.  Well, the video runs almost 4 minutes, but it's still more than worth your time. Next up, how about Stephen King sharing some writin…

6th Annual Oscars Contest Is Now Live!

It's that time again! The 6th Annual Stage 32 Oscars Contest is now live! This is your opportunity to vote for who you think will win each Oscar this year. All you have to do is go down the list, point, click, and submit. It's that simple! There are many wide open races this time around. You think you've got what it takes to run with the big dogs? Our top record holder of all time is Jovanni Ibarra who set a pretty high bar nailing 21 selections in 2016. Let's see …

How to Navigate the Craft and Business Sides of Your Creative Pursuits

Hey guys. Very often, I hear from members of the community who are having a difficult time navigating the business side of the industry.  Honing their craft, no problem.  Building relationships, winning champions and getting past the gatekeepers, a challenge that not only puts many through the wringer, but dampens their creative spirit as well. I'm here to tell ya, the fear, the resistance, the reluctance can all be overcome.  And it doesn't take much.  In fact, jus…

Meet Stephen, Stage 32's Resident Camera Gear & Equipment Guru! - Come See What's New

Well, I am so excited to announce a newcomer to the Stage 32 family, Stephen Balsley, who we are dubbing Stage 32's Resident "Camera Gear & Equipment Guru". Stephen Balsley began his career at RED Digital Cinema watching it grow from RED One to becoming one of the leading Cinema brands in the world.  Although Stephen began at RED, he is well experienced in all types of cameras, including Arri, Canon, Nikon, Blackmagic, and more. He's currently the D…

Coffee & Content - William Goldman Talks Screenwriting & 7 Simple and Beautiful Editing Tips

A very happy Sunday to you all.  Hope you're having a fantastic and creative weekend and are gearing up to make next week a positive one.  Let's see if I can assist with a jumping off point by presenting you with some quality content. First up, a true gift from one of the most revered, respected and outspoken screenwriters in film history, William Goldman.  When it comes to writing, as Bill famously said, no one knows anything.  But when it comes to the craft and nav…

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