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Rumination VS Procrastination – How to Use Them For Good, Not Evil

I can see the first sunshine after days of rain so I’ll put off writing this blog. I want to go outside for a walk. But I’m also using a technique that harnesses the power of procrastination to get the blog in my head so I can ruminate on it while walking. The terms ‘rumination’ and ‘procrastination’ come with a lot of baggage. Procrastination is defined as: ‘the action of delaying or postponing something knowing full well the negative outcomes…

Another Feature in the Works After Screenwriter Networked on Stage 32!

I watched my first horror movie with my father when I was eight. He tried his best to distract my eight-year-old self from the horror with a hilarious running dialogue throughout the movie, although I still ended up in bed that night with my parents. My father is gone now, but my love for horror and comedy runs deep and about four years ago, I thought I’d try my hand at putting the two together on paper. I had no clue what I was doing. I had always loved writing but I came from a…

Coffee & Content: Celebrating Women in Entertainment - Actress & Filmmaker Roundtable

Happy Sunday Creative Army! As you may know, it is Women's History Month and this coming Tuesday is International Women's Day. In the past 10 years here at Stage 32 we have had the supreme privilege of working with thousands of powerhouse female voices in entertainment. This week, on International Women's Day 2022, we are partnering with Female Voices Rock film festival to bring you an exciting panel and networking happy hour celebrating women in entertainment. Our panel includes: R…

Stage 32 + Female Voices Rock Present: 2nd Annual Celebrating Women in Entertainment

In Stage 32's continued effort to democratize the industry, we have partnered with Female Voices Rock for another thrilling virtual event to shine the light on women in the entertainment industry. On March 8, International Women's Day, some of the industry's female leaders will be coming together to host an inspiring webcast celebrating women in entertainment. The panel features four powerhouse female voices of entertainment, including: Robyn Watson - Gannett, VP of Corporate Com…

The International Landscape for Indie Film Distribution

Long-time Stage 32 member, blog contributor, webinar teacher, and international film & distribution aficionado, David Zannoni has series of exclusive Stage 32 blogs and vlogs to keep you up-to-date on the business of film across the globe. In this vlog article, David is covers the international landscape for Indie Film Distribution. Take it away David!

How To Get Your Project On Netflix - Richard Botto on the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

Happy Thursday, Creative Army! Following the success of our Stage 32 + Netflix TV Pitch Workshop hosted by Netflix's Christopher Mack, we are proud to have officially partnered with Netflix to bring our community even more free global entertainment workshops. These workshops have now been attended by over 150,000 film, television and digital creatives and pros and continue to make global waves with each passing day. Through this long standing relationship with Netflix, along with …

RB on CNBC - Why the Future of the Oscars and Emmys Might Be in Jeopardy

Hello, Creative Army! Last month, I was asked by Darren Geeter, a fellow creative and producer at CNBC (and all around great guy), to participate in a long form story regarding the decline in award show ratings and status not only within the industry, but with the public as well. This was a wide ranging interview spanning all aspects of the awards process including what being nominated truly means for talent, production companies, studios and streamers in today's environment. The report…

How to Start Your Career as a Film Producer: Advice from Producer Bradley Gallo (WILD MOUNTAIN THYME, THE GREEN HORNET AND KATO)

Happy Wednesday Stage 32! I have a special treat for you today from long time Stage 32 member and Producer Bradley Gallo (WILD MOUNTAIN THYME, GREEN HORNET & KATO, THE CALL, MR. RIGHT). Bradley recently wrote an amazing blog for the Stage 32 community about The Making of "Wild Mountain Thyme" Starring Emily Blunt & Jamie Dornan. As part of that blog, I had the supreme pleasure of hosting a video interview with Bradley about his storied career as a producer. Today, I am deligh…

Screenwriter Hired to Write TV Pilot via Networking on Stage 32!

About 12 years ago my stepdaughter Nastassia Haroshka (IMDB) (age 7 at the time) came to the US from Belarus with her mother, Iryna Haroshka, my future wife. Nastassia and her mother spoke no English, but I had learned Russian to be able to speak with them. The daughter had done some modeling in Belarus, and was soon contracted for actress roles in the excellent films DIVERGE  and RAIN. She studied acting with Gerard Moses at Studio 24. She learned English rapidly; she is a perfec…

Coffee & Content: 6 Ways to Edit Any Scene & The Soul of Good Character Design

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, the folks over at StudioBinder have a great video featuring six ways to edit any scene. Specifically, you will learn about editing using the intellectual montage, eye trace, cross cutting, eyeline match, the j cut, and the I cut. You will see examples from The Matrix: Resurrections, Mad Max: Fury Road, Pulp Fiction, Interst…

10 Side Hustle Jobs for Actors & Other Freelance Artists

It's hard being an actor or any type of freelance artist.  Few free-lance artists, whether they be actors, videographers, crew members, script writers, photographers, etc… are able to make a living in their filed. Especially, at the beginning of their career. Instead of taking on a 9:00-5:00 job that takes you away from pursuing your chosen art form, why not find some great side hustle jobs to bring in additional income? You might even be able to find jobs that are in your …

How to Meet Your Writing & Filmmaking Deadlines

I can work on any given day on multiple projects and activities. I'm not sure if it is because I love variety or because deep down I am a masochist. Or a control freak.From buying films on behalf of our theatrical distributor clients, selling and marketing those films, developing content for film and television, and representing personalities, influencers or media companies, I do it all. I also consult for Wall Street and do story development consultations.My phone should be surgically a…

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