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Coffee & Content - Building Your Creative Confidence & How an Artist Turns Pro

Happy Sunday to all. Today, I have two videos that lean toward the inspirational.  First up, it's a TED Talk with David Kelly - How to Build Your Creative Confidence.  This is one I have a feeling many of you will bookmark and watch repeatedly. Also falling into that category is my 2nd video for today - How to be Creative: How an Artist Turns Pro.  I think you'll find yourself motivated and ready to get those creative juices flowing. Enjoy the java and the content.&nbs…

Why Filmmakers Need to Embrace Science to Create Engaging Stories for 21st Century Audiences

Today we are living in a consumer data driven society. Digital technology has enabled hi-tech companies Netflix and Amazon to revolutionise the movie industry in two main ways: Firstly, by streaming movies and television programs online across a variety of digital devices, smart televisions, laptop, tablet and smartphone. Secondly, using audience data driven content to meet consumer expectations (StarTribune 2016). This also enables Amazon and Netflix to target the most frequent movi…

In My 50's I Decided to Chase My Dream, Here's My Success Story

3 years ago I decided I was going to concentrate on composing music for film and I came to know about Stage 32 recently. I had been concentrating on classical pianists before that, trying to get my solo's performed by touring concert-oriented performers, and had some good luck in getting noticed by Henry Fogel, whom has been the President of both the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra).   But his advice to me was simple. I was good....but for every…

12 Things Actors Can Do TODAY to Improve Their Online Presence

If you're a working actor, you must have read a lot of articles that tell you to: "believe in yourself", "go out there and just do it", and "put yourself out there". They're all great and we all need to believe in our capabilities, but, well...   This is not one of those articles!   Sometimes we can all use a little guidance, so instead, I'll jump right into it with 12 actionable hints and tips on how to get started (or keep going) in the acting profession from th…

Coffee & Content - Lessons From Blade Runner & The Hero's Journey

Jacked up on some serious Ethiopian dark roast this morning.  Pretty jacked up about the content as well. On this fine Sunday, I'm bringing you two fantastic videos I think you might want to watch more than once. First up, lessons from the script of the original Blade Runner.  The sequel is now upon us and it seems as good a time as any to revisit what made BR work and why it's had such a lasting influence not only for film geeks, but for those writing sci-fi as well. Next, …

Success Story - Update on Comedy Contest Winners

It's been about a month since you've met our Stage 32 Comedy Contest winners Keith & Anthony, who won our 2nd annual contest for their script SHORE BREAK. We sent their script out to the executives we work with and there was a ton of interest. We brought this writing team to LA and set them up on a bunch of meetings which have turned out fantastic! We, as creatives, are all in this together so we want to share with you their journey. We always suggest for creativ…

Reward Your Cast Or Crew With A Holiday Party

It may still be Summer, but our Stage 32 locations partner Peerspace is getting a jumpstart on the holiday season. If you're looking to reward your cast or crew for a great year on set or on a project, it's time to thinking about having a holiday party. Nobody gets excited about sharing eggnog around the conference table, so here's a head start on finding a holiday party venue that gets your guests excited to attend. From a luxury garage warehouse to a spacious distillery, these un…

Only We Can Change Our Industry

We have all done it. And we are all guilty of it. But we keep doing it. Most importantly, we hate it when it happens to us. So why do we say yes to it? Working for free is a hot topic in the industry, yet it has become almost a right of passage. And it is always what comes out of our mouths first: "I can get it for FREE. I can ask some friends to work on this for FREE. I can make this film for FREE." When we start out in this industry we are encouraged immediately to just go out and m…

Coffee & Content - Stephen King's 3 Levels of Horror & 15 Essential Camera Shots

Good morning and a very happy Sunday to you all. This week for Coffee & Content, I have two videos I think all can gain from.  First up, with the global success of It, now seems like a great time to take a look at why Stephen King's storytelling and horror expertise has stood the test of time.  You'll get some insight from the master himself with Stephen King's 3 Levels of Horror. Next up, for all the filmmakers, cinematographers and those who are looking to control their…

Special 'On Stage with RB' Webcast - Talking TV!

It's that time again! Time for the next "On Stage With RB" webcast and this time it's a special edition - Talking TV! This fun, educational and definitely entertaining webcast will feature our fearless leader, Richard "RB" Botto, and special guest Spencer Robinson, manager at Art/Work Entertainment. For those of you new to Stage 32 and may not know the hosts, RB is the founder & CEO of Stage 32, an actor & voice actor, producer (ANOTHER HAPPY DAY, (Demi Moore, Kat…

Network TV is Not Dead

It's been a busy and exciting week here at Stage 32 and it extends into tomorrow with our webinar hosted by Anna Henry from Andrea Simon Entertainment called How to Write a Pilot & Pitch to Network TV. We've been working on this one for quite some time and due to the content, we were quite excited and interested to see how certain shows performed at the Emmys, particularly the network shows which were nominated. It's not news that cable and streaming won the day. But according …

SydneysBuzz: Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF): What Was Hot

TIFF has come and gone. Masses of Canadians attend the festival which is what gives it such a special atmosphere. In Cannes, only the industry attends the festival; the public sets up chairs and ladders to watch the red carpet galas and take pictures. But here the public is as much a part of the festival as the industry.        The industry action which consists of buying and selling of film rights takes place at the Hyatt Hotel on King Street West. The screenings…

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