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4 Fun Experiences for Filmmakers at the AT&T Developer Summit

  sponsored Learn about new opportunities in film from inspiring speakers, check-out VR/AR demos, and vote for the winner of the Entertainment Project.       4 Amazing Experiences for Content Creators at AT&T Developer Summit If you think AT&T’s annual Developer Summit in Las Vegas (January 3- 4, 2017) is just for developers and business people, think again. With Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) capturing the attention of consumers…

Maximizing Your Connections on Stage 32!

Well, here I am again with another blog on another topic. So often I have seen wasted opportunities where aspiring creatives have misused a first impression and lost whatever creative support they could have received, because of the content in their posts and how they respond to posts. Remember when you joined Stage 32 and sought your first connection? What drew you to send a connection request to them? How did you find that first connection? What continued to draw your attention to mu…

How to Find a Creative Location For Your Next Shoot

  sponsored Have you ever found yourself scouring the web or driving around endlessly scouting out the perfect location? If this sounds familiar, then you’ve probably felt the frustration that comes with hours of searching with little luck. Many Stage 32 members have found success in Peerspace, a free, simpler location scouting platform, and we’re here to spread the word. Peerspace is an online marketplace that provides access to the best, undiscovered locations.…

How Stage 32 Helped To Bring My Project To Life

Going over some old emails the other day, it dawned on me just how quickly time flies. Five years have gone by since Karim Lounes and I began working on a feature film called The Last Immortal. In some ways, this journey feels like it all started yesterday, but then there are other moments where you feel as if you’ve been running a marathon since time immemorial. I had never set out to write or even collaborate on a screenplay. The creation of The Last Immortal was Karim’s b…

November Write Club - The Final Stretch!

Well, we made it. We’re in the final stretch of the 2016 November 30-Day Write Club. I’d like to take a minute to thank the incredible Beth Fox Heisinger. Beth has been our tireless leader these last 2 years, motivating, inspiring and encouraging the incredibly talented writers here on Stage 32. The November 30-Day Write Club is not simply about the number of pages, or the length of time you spend writing, it’s a personal challenge to push yourself to reach your writi…

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (November 25, 2016)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone. Certainly, the Thanksgiving week didn’t slow down the industry news cycle or the activity on Stage 32. I have plenty of content to get you through to Monday. As always, I welcome your thoughts and remarks in the Comments section below. And I invite you to share this blog with your social media followings and email lists by using the shiny share buttons to your right. Have a terrific and creative weekend! Cheers! RB

Happy Thanksgiving to the Greatest Community on the Planet

On behalf of the entire Stage 32 team, I'd like to wish all celebrating a very Happy Thanksgiving. We're extremely grateful to be connected to all of you and are most thankful for all the inspiration and love you bring to this platform every day.   While today is all about spending time with family and friends and counting life's blessings, I always take a few minutes every Thanksgiving evening to reflect and take stock of my creative goals. With 5 weeks left in the year, I find t…

2nd Annual Stage 32 Short Film Contest Finalists Announced

It has been said that the Stage 32 community is the most creative community on Earth, and as evidence by our 2nd Annual Short Film Contest we couldn't agree more! We are in total awe of the incredible talent that shined through this year's contest submissions. Our judges reported to be blown away by the impressive pool of talent from all over the world! We had a landmark number of submissions and entrants films ranged from dark comedies to supernatural dramas, comedies, stop animation, …

On Stage With RB (November 2016) - Special Guests Announced!

Hey Everyone! We are back with the November 2016 edition of On Stage With RB taking place Wednesday, November 30. This monthly online webcast is FREE to our Stage 32 community and will be hosted by our fearless leader, Richard Botto! Every month, RB goes over tips to best utilize Stage 32 for your networking and education, has on 2 industry guests and opens it up to answer questions from our Stage 32 community about the industry and your craft. That's THREE HOURS of FREE education…

Award-Winning Director Michael Polish Coming to Stage 32!

We have been working around the clock and I am honored to announce that we are launching our 2nd Masters Of Craft online event for our directors and filmmakers. This time we've brought in award-winning director Michael Polish, who's first film - after his Sundance debut - was called "one of the best films of the year" by Roger Ebert! Michael has gone on to direct 10 more incredible films with cast such as Kate Bosworth, Billy Bob Thornton, Nick Nolte, Winona Ryder, Ed Harris, Virginia Ma…

What I Learned At The Austin Film Festival

I’m not new to the planet, but I am new to the professional writing world, so when my 1st screenplay made the 2nd Rounder list at the 2016 Austin Film Festival, I wasn’t sure whether or not I should go. After all, I have another life—a day job, 3 kids, a Maytag full of their dirty laundry and a standing date for missionary sex with my spouse every other Thursday. How could I ditch all that glam to go to Texas? I polled my friends, my husband and my dogs: they all said g…

10 More Days of Writing! What's Your Routine?

Hello fellow scribes! We're coming up on the final stretch of Stage 32's 2nd Annual November Write Club and today I'd like to talk about routine! It's been twenty days of writing each day, every day and we've got ten more to go! This is the final stretch to get your writing in and keep your habits strong. That's what writing is really about, routine. Every successful writer has a schedule they stick to, and the best make it a daily habit to follow that routine in order to…