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3 Tips to Level Up Your Self-Tape Auditions

Stepping Into The Frame Without Fear. Three important tips on how you can level up your self-tape auditions and tap into that inner magic! When I was a kid, I had no problem letting my imagination soar! My playing space around me was all my own. I was in total command of it. But as I grew older, expectations I had about who I should be and how I should look changed my relationship with that once-safe space. I started to build walls to hide my inner magic. Walls like, darting my e…

How to Present Yourself Online to Book Jobs in the Entertainment Industry

It actually makes more sense in the 21st century to be using the old expression, “Watching the phone.” In this day and age of smartphones we actually can see when a call is coming in. It makes you wonder what people were hoping to see when they’d stare at the phone on the wall or the unit that sat on the desk back in the day. But if you find yourself nodding off because your Android or iPhone is neither ringing nor having texts come in, it very likely could be due to t…

5 Essential Tools You Need to Build a Voiceover Business

When it comes to building a voiceover business, there are so many different tools out in the world (and on the Internet). But you really only need about five of them to get started. Everyone everywhere has an opinion on what you need to begin your career as a Voice Actor and how much money you need to spend to be considered a professional in this industry, but I’ve come to learn that most of that information is outdated and not helpful. So here’s my list of the five essen…

Now Showing: Burbank International Film Festival Features & Shorts on Stage 32 Screenings

Hello Creative Army! As you all know, Stage 32 Screenings was born in March of 2020 in the wake of the cancellation of SXSW. Our initiative has since been covered by Deadline, Variety, CNN, and dozens more. We are currently screening over nearly 200 features, shorts, and episodic pilots from SXSW, Tribeca, SeriesFest, Vail Film Festival, BFI: Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, and Telluride Mountainfilm Documentary Festival to our network of over 6,000 invited sales agents, distributor…

Winner of the Diversity Springboard Contest meeting mentors from CBS, NBCUniversal, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Artists First Entertainment and more through Stage 32

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! We're kicking off another week of excellence at Stage 32 with an awesome success story. As many of you know, last year, Stage 32 launched the 1st Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest. Since its inception in 2011 when we launched with our "One Love" initiative, Stage 32 has been committed to providing opportunities and a platform for unrepresented and underrepresented creatives from all backgrounds, including people of color, women, …

Coffee & Content: John Krasinski & Bo Burnham Writers Roundtable & 4 Ways to End a Movie

Happy Sunday Creative Army! First of all, congratulations to all of you who have already participated in our monthly Introduce Yourself Weekend! Thousands of connections have been made between entertainment creatives and professionals from every corner of the globe. Whether you are a long-time member, or brand new to Stage 32, take a moment to pop over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and say hello before the end of the weekend. With the Great Content Gold Rush of 2021 is full swing, th…

Read the Screenplay for Sofia Coppola's ON THE ROCKS

Happy Saturday Stage 32! I hope you all had a beautiful and creative week. I was catching up on the trades this week (following the very sage wisdom of our founder and CEO Richard "RB" Botto: Always read the trades and know what is going on in the business of entertainment!) and I came across an article from Deadline Hollywood about Sofia Coppola's most recent movie On the Rocks.  17 years after her Oscar-nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Lost in Translation, Sofia …

How I Produced a 17-actor SAG-AFTRA Web Series During a Pandemic

What are 17 actors (average age 62) supposed to do during a worldwide pandemic when staying at home is required or advised and film/TV production shuts down and then only partially resumes? Create their own content. Several years ago, Sandy Gulliver established a Facebook group for members to support each other and arrange social get-togethers by sharing information about their shows/films/events or those they wanted to attend. In the summer of 2020, Sandy arranged Zoom meetings so peo…

Albany joins NY & LA in Offering the Biggest Paychecks for Acting Jobs

Creatives are one group of people that make cities interesting. It’s their work output that generates interest and emotions and makes a place stand out from the rest. But which are the best locations for them? There are currently more than 4 million creative workers in the US, from artists, musicians and actors to architects, writers, and marketers, according to data from the US Census. A recent study from STORAGECafé, looked at the country’s top 100 biggest metros to…

How to Create a Home Voice Over Studio on a Budget

How to Create a Home VO Studio on a Budget - Sound like a professional in your first audition! In 2021 you Need a Voiceover Studio in Your Home Many voice actors I work with have been working from their homes for most if not their entire careers. However, there are a large number of actors in the major markets who didn’t need to take that step due to the nature of their work or their locations. Thanks to a pandemic that’s forced us all to stay home, a new normal is for…

Designing Your Creative Year: Plotting vs. Pantsing

It must be the storyteller in me, but I love endings and beginnings. December and January are my two favorite months of the year, in part because of the way they invite us to pause and reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re headed. I’m a planner and a goal-setter by nature and by practice, and I thought I’d share with you how I design my creative year by approaching it like a story. As I’m sure you’ve all discovered, there’s a long-standing…

Stage 32 Never Stops Working for our Screenwriters: Comedy Contest Winner Lands More Meetings Through Stage 32

Good morning Stage 32 Creative Crew! We're back for the first Monday Motivation post of 2021 - and it's a good one. One thing I constantly emphasize to the community is that the Stage 32 team never stops pushing and working on our members' behalf. We are constantly looking for new opportunities for our members and ways in which we can kick down the doors of the industry and achieve professional success. And in that spirit, when a screenwriter wins one of our contests, the support do…

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