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Writers' Room Member Uses the Power of Stage 32 to take her Script to Screen!

Good morning Stage 32 Family! I sincerely hope that everyone is healthy, safe, and despite being cooped up, happy and maintaining a positive attitude. Just like every Monday, I want to kick off the week with a message of inspiration and motivation. This week I am excited to share the story of a dear friend of the Stage 32 community and myself personally.  Chaun Lee is a member of the Stage 32 Writers' Room which - if you are unfamiliar - is a community of screenwriters from ar…

Coffee & Content - Casting Director Roundtable & 3 Common Logline Mistakes

Happy Sunday Creative Army! I hope you have had a healthy and creative week. This past week on Stage 32 has been an epic testament to the power of our growing online community of film, tv, and digital creatives worldwide. We had over 1,000 of you tune in live from every corner of the globe for my Ask Me Anything: Quarantine Edition. This past Friday night, we laughed together over socially distant cocktails during our virtual table read and happy hour. Stage 32 is committed to brin…

How Filmmakers Can Help Save the Environment

Whether you are an Oscar winner, starting out in the industry or a viewer, you have the power to make a difference through the lens of a camera and that includes a major impact on our planet’s environmental health. The Coronavirus is a wake-up call that has a small silver lining – the planet is beginning to refresh, with waterways reported as clearer and air quality improving.   The Ocean Agency - XL Catlin Seaview - Chasing Coral   It’s up to each of u…

Ask Me Anything: Quarantine Edition Featuring Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto Now Available On Demand!

Happy Friday, Stage 32! Yesterday, our fearless leader Richard "RB" Botto hosted one of his signature "Ask Me Anything" webinars with a special twist: Quarantine Edition. We had over 1,000 Stage 32 members, both new and old, tune in from all over the world (including practically every state in the U.S., Croatia, Brazil, Scotland, Germany, Poland, China, South Korea, the UK, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, India, South Africa and many more) and ask their questions about the state of…

The Latin American Film Market: A Complete Guide for Filmmakers & Producers

The Latin American film business has been growing for decades. Local and international distribution of Latin American films are on the rise. Several countries have become attractive production and filming hubs for foreign producers and filmmakers because of their film and television infrastructures, talented cast and crew, and local incentives for productions and filming. How does the Latin American film market function, in terms of independent film production, financing, distribution…

Special Stage 32 Friday Night Virtual Happy Hour: Live Table Read Plus Cast Q&A

Happy Wednesday Stage 32! Here's hoping you are staying connected and creative here on Stage 32. With everything that is going on in the world, it is more important than ever to do just that. If you haven't already, take a look at our fearless leader and CEO Richard "RB" Botto's letter about community in the time of COVID-19. We are honored to provide you with a virtual way to connect with over 600,000 film, tv, and digital creatives from all over the world - no hand sanitizer required.…

Stage 32 Screenings Expands – Will Screen Films Accepted into Telluride Mountainfilm and Tribeca

Hello Creative Army! More exciting news to share. As you know, a couple of weeks back, we announced and launched Stage 32 Screenings to help filmmakers who were impacted by the cancellation of SXSW get their films seen to a concentrated audience of decision-makers here on Stage 32. The response has been overwhelming. To date, we have received over 100 pieces of entertainment and business media coverage all over the globe (even China!) for our groundbreaking initiative. We’re t…

Stage 32 Writer's Recent Success is Proof Hollywood is Not "Shut Down"

Happy Monday, Stage 32 community! We just experienced one of our biggest “Introduce Yourself Weekends” in the history of the site! It was amazing to interact with so many creative individuals from around the world. By all means, do not stop the momentum! If you have not had a chance to get in on the IYW action, head on over to the dedicated lounge and start connecting with your fellow creatives. I want to take some time to dispel a rumor that seems to be floating around and…

Coffee & Content - How to Edit Comedy & How to Direct Power

Happy Sunday Creative Army! I hope this message finds you healthy and safe. Whether you are in mandated or self-imposed quarantine, there is no better time to connect, learn, and grow with your fellow 600,000 Stage 32 members from across the globe. I hope you were able to wrangle up some coffee because your weekly dose of content is coming in hot.  First up, let's break down how to edit comedy, shall we? There is no better case study for comedic films than the king of comedy himse…

How to Become a Dynamic Film Creative with Different Art Mediums

My name is Leya and I’m an artist from Slovenia. Ever since I was a little girl my parents encouraged my creativity and sent me to an art class early on where I created my first sculpture and as the years went by I tried myself in many different areas of art but my chosen profession was as a professional makeup artist and I worked on film sets and commercials for a long time.     Becoming a Sculptress Somewhere in the meantime, I decided to try myself again at scul…

Free Online "Ask Me Anything" with Stage 32 CEO Richard "RB" Botto: Quarantine Edition!

Happy Friday Creative Army!   Hoping you are all feeling well and staying safe!   As you know, it has been an insane couple of weeks here at Stage 32. Last Monday, we announced that we are screening all films affected by the SXSW cancellation on Stage 32 to our network of financiers, producers, development executives, distributors, and more. The media support has been overwhelming, and our initiative has since been covered by over 75 news outlets including Variety, CNN, Scr…

Trading Corporate for Creative: My Acting Journey Begins at Age 41

“We’re going to have to let you go…” were the first words that prompted my acting journey.  I had been working in IT for nearly 22 years when my company downsized and, after a testing time personally, with a difficult divorce in 2007, I made a life-changing decision. They say that as one door closes another opens. Well, the door to regular and comfortable salary-earning did slam firmly shut and like any redundancy, fills you with that initial fear and trepi…

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