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2017 New Years Resolution Series

Hello 2017!  The New Year is always an exciting time for you as a creative because it's a fresh start and a blank slate to achieve whatever creative goals you have for yourself. For the past four years, one of my favorite things that I get to do is put together our Stage 32 New Years Resolution Series to assist you in achieving your goals.  To help you on your journey, I have brought in some incredibly talented Stage 32 educators to teach about a variety of above the lin…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (December 30, 2016)

Welcome to the last Weekend Blog of 2016! Full slate again this week. Hollywood may slow down this time of year, but the news keeps coming fast and furious. And, of course, as per usual, I have all the tricks and tips plus all the happenings in and around Stage 32. Please feel free to pay it forward and share this blog with anyone you think might find it useful. And, as always, I welcome your thoughts, rants, and musings in the Comments section below. Have a terrific, creative and safe…

Stage 32 Animation Fellowship

Some of the most intelligent and inspirational filmmaking has come to light recently through the incredible work of animators around the world. With recent hits such as Zootopia, Inside Out, Finding Dory, My Secret Life of Pets, My Life as a Zucchini and more winning over global audiences, there is no denying that animation is here to stay. Plus, there is no denying that genius animators are being found from all corners of the globe. With that in mind, we introduce the Stage 32 Animatio…

The 3rd Annual Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest Winners Announced!

We’re extremely excited to announce this year’s 3rd Annual Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest Winners! Our industry judges were nearly floored by the talent found in these contest submissions, and we can definitely see why. The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to LA to meet with financier/producer Franco Sama, The Asylum’s Director of Development Micho Rutare and a special one-on-one meeting with horror-thriller screenwriter and director Chris Sparling and much…

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…