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Stage 32 Happy Writers Spring Progress Report

Hello Fellow Creatives! I wanted to bring you a Spring Progress report for the Stage 32 Happy Writers. Over the past few months, we’ve received feedback on over 120 requested scripts resulting in 27 meetings for Stage 32 writers including meetings from First 10 Pages Reviews, Script Coverage and Consulting! These writers met with 13 different management, agency, finance and production companies and entertainment law firms including:   Artillery Creative FX Networks …

10 New and Undiscovered Locations for Your Production Shoot

Whether you’re planning for a film shoot, product shoot, or casting call, every production project is different and comes with a various set of needs. While aesthetic is important, we know that budget, noise, and location are additional factors to keep in mind. Instead of scouring the web or driving around for hours, Peerspace has thousands of hidden gem locations to choose from all in one place and we’re adding new spaces daily. That’s why every month, we’ll…

Coffee & Content - True Detective: Developing Characters

Happy Sunday, everyone.  Hope you're all having a terrific weekend. For this edition of Coffee & Content, I've chosen one of the best videos I've seen lately on writing and developing compelling characters.  The main focus of the piece is on the first season of True Detective written by Nic Pizzolatto.  But the video also covers some weak examples from other films and television shows and offers some sage advice from Aaron Sorkin, John Truby and others. So whether yo…

The Joy Of Collaborating and Critiques

Sometimes, someone comes along who suddenly propels you into an inspirational state that you never felt before. I am working with someone at the moment, Shibu Thomas, who has written a screenplay and he asked me if I would become script consultant and editor. I read the script and edited it for him, but the story was so intriguing and so clever, I was happy to continue to help him work on it. Since then, he has made pitches to producers and received great feedback, he has had very goo…

Coffee & Content - Inspiration, Motivation, Determination

Happy Sunday to all.  Hope you are having a fun, relaxing and creative weekend. As you know, we've been selecting some of our favorite blogs written by members of the Stage 32 community and sharing them with the global audience of Medium.  We always ask our members to share the content we publish here on Stage 32, and by posting these articles on Medium, we're practicing what we preach. Today, we have 3 articles designed to inspire, motivate and educate.  I hope you enjo…

Fear: Friend or Foe?

When I was first approached to write a blog, an emotion I know all too well hit me - fear. After many hours of trying to figure out what am I going to write about and reflecting on my journey into this crazy business, I realized I can't be alone. No matter how successful or how green we are, fear comes knocking on everyone's door, even if no one talks about it. Regardless of what we do, the thought of putting our work out there for all to see, for all to judge, can be frankly....terrifyi…

Four Ways To Make Your Own Luck

Keeping yourself prepared is one significant way to make sure that luck is on your side. Success in our business requires 120% effort every day, so you must always be preparing and working on your craft. Work hard on your dialects, monologues, auditioning and camera skills, so that when opportunity comes, you are ready. You will never know when opportunity will come knocking and when it does, if you’re not ready, it will fly on by. Opportunity will always award those who are prep…

4 Crucial Guidelines for Writing Compelling Audio Drama

When most people think of radio drama, they probably envision a family from the 1940’s gathered around a massive console radio listening intently to the latest adventures of The Lone Ranger, Little Orphan Annie, or Captain Midnight. Today, that behemoth of a device has been replaced by a pair of earbuds and a smartphone. Whether you prefer podcasts, downloads, or streaming, the popularity of pocket-sized technology has resulted in a renaissance of what is now known as audio drama. …

The Easiest Way To Find The Perfect Indie Song For Your Film

  sponsored 4 million independent musicians. 5 million fans. 200,000 new songs uploaded every month. A simple way to curate them all. Filmmakers, meet ReverbNation, an online platform that helps emerging artists all over the world connect with fans, brands, festivals, and, you guessed it, sync licensing opportunities. Unless you have a big-studio budget, you likely spend a lot of your time scouring the internet for indie music that fits your tastes, bookmarking songs for potentia…

Coffee & Content - David Fincher: Invisible Details

Happy Sunday, everyone.  Hope you are all having a relaxing and creative weekend. Today I wanted to share a video showcasing filmmaker David Fincher.  It's no secret that Fincher uses CGI as a major tool in his creative arsenal.  But unlike most, Fincher uses the technique to enhance the storytelling, and does so with a quiet, but meticulous finesse. So sit back and prepare to be amazed.  I hope you enjoy the video and will share this blog with other creatives you f…

Submitting Your Written Pitch

This past week, a professional executive with impressive credits responded to a written pitch I submitted via Happy Writers. The proposal was for my new whimsical comedy/action screenplay that was born from an idea out of the Stage 32 Screenwriting Forum. Though a seemingly absurd concept, the executive was intrigued by it and requested the script. Here is his paragraph of written feedback:   “It’s hard to tell exactly how serious this pitch is, as the idea is too ridi…

Shoot Your Short Film at Warner Bros. Studios - AT&T Create-a-thon

As we all know, short form content is exploding and is more popular than ever. Whether it's a proof of concept for a larger feature film idea or just a way to show off your creative chops, short form content can absolutely serve as a calling card for you. We've started working with AT&T who is providing a unique opportunity to a selected group of filmmakers to make your short form dreams a reality! If you're interested in the opportunity to get $20,000 to shoot part of your shor…

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