In the world of independent film and TV, productions are increasingly crossing borders in search of funding, locations and ultimately a wider audience. But the difference between a successful international co-production and an international road-crash often lies in the details of choice of partners, structures and creative material. In this exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, Brendan Foley, an international producer (11 countries), writer and director with award winning feature films, TV series and best-selling books to his credit, will give an in-depth look at the pros and cons of international co-production. You will learn about different types of producing partners - creative, financial, public and private. You will also learn when co-producing makes sense for you or your project and when it should be avoided. You will leave this webinar with an understanding of not only what makes an international co-production work, but how to look for producing partners, co-funders and how to protect yourself and your project along the way. This seminar is useful to Producers considering a co-production as well as writers, actors and directors who feel their talent or material would work best on an international scale. PLUS - Brendan will have on two special guests: Ronni Coulter, SVP Business Affairs Sony Animation and top European co-producer Lars Hermann (CEO Copenhagen Film Festival and Danish state broadcaster DR, former Nordisk, Filmfyn Film Fund,) Special Guests: Ronni Coulter (SVP Business Affairs Sony Animation) Lars Hermann (Copenhagen Film Festival)
A New Exclusive Stage 32 Webinar! Learn how you can take advantage of the growing opportunities in Latin America in this webinar hosted by the international executive at Fintage House. Since 2018 we’ve seen an explosion of filmmaking talent coming from Latin America. ROMA, from Mexico, took the world by storm when it emerged as a 3-time Oscar winner for best Director, best Cinematographer and Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, with 10 overall nominations. It came off of the heels of A FANTASTIC WOMAN from Chile, who also won Best Foreign Language Film of the Year and, ENCANTO from Columbia, which won best Animated Feature. This year 13 Latin American films were shortlisted for Oscar nominations, and of those films most were co-productions with other countries. There’s clearly something special happening in the Latin America film marketplace and it’s time you take advantage of it. If you have thought about working in Latin America, taking advantage of financial incentives to shoot there, or tapping into the talent in the area, now, exclusively through Stage 32, we’ll break down an overview of this region. You’ll learn about production, financing and distribution, as well as public policies and funding for film & TV production in Latin America. Not sure where to start? You’ll also learn the players in the area. Guiding you on your Latin America journey is veteran Stage 32 Educator David Zannoni, the international consultant for Fintage House and the company’s representative in Latin America (among other areas), where he negotiates agreements for films and television series. He is heavily involved in business development and relationship management in the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. By the end of this webinar, you’ll have a strong knowledge of how Latin American entertainment works and how to jump into the vast opportunities with your project and get your project in front of audiences. Praise for David's Previous Stage 32 Webinars: "David is incredible and lovely and clearly knows his stuff." -- Cynthia P. "Eye-opening information. A no-brainer approach that wouldn't be so obvious to the uninitiated." -- Gary O. "By far, the best class I've seen on the subject." -- Kirk K. "David is a fantastic teacher. More importantly, I learned so very much!" -- Isabella T.
Learn directly from Indiegogo Film Campaign Specialist, John T. Trigonis! Raising funds. Every filmmaker, director, screenwriter, even actors, has experienced the frustration. The introduction of crowdfunding through sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo has brought an incredible new opportunity to those looking to find funding for their films. However, running a successful campaign is not easy! Crowdfunding has revolutionized the way film and video projects are funded by taking the power from the corporations and putting it back into the hands of the creators. Because of this, it's not enough to run a simple, run-of-the-mill campaign on crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo. Today, running a campaign must be an experience for the campaign owners and especially the contributors, and that's where innovation and creativity come into play, oftentimes spelling the difference between a short-lived stint in crowdfunding and a memorable communal experience. In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, you will learn the history of crowdfunding, how to pre-market your campaign and you will walk away with basic & advanced techniques of running a crowdfunding experience! PRAISE FOR JOHN'S TEACHINGS: "Great information! Taking copious notes. Thanks John! Without your Stage 32 webinar, I bet our crowdfunding campaign would be a fail." - Lynn Hasselberger "Great Crowdfunding webinar! Valuable info!" - @unacceptableLev "Thank you Stage 32 for a brilliant webinar on crowdfunding. Great Stuff!" - @hidetheatreseek "I enjoyed it a lot." - Duncan Cork, Slated
Learn the craft and business of film and television composer from a world renowned composer who has worked on THE WOMAN KING, BLACKKKLANSMAN, HARRIET, FATHER OF THE BRIDE, INSIDE MAN, JUNGLE FEVER, and more! Becoming a working film and TV composer is a very competitive industry and it takes talent, persistence and patience in order to break in and work consistently. Here's your opportunity to learn the craft AND how to navigate the business from an Oscar nominated, multiple Grammy winning composer, exclusively on Stage 32. For over 30 years, Spike Lee's go to composer to score and provide the perfect music for his films has been Terrence Blanchard. From Jungle Fever to 25th Hour to Inside Man to the Oscar Nominated score for BlacKkKlansman and recently the Viola Davis starring The Woman King and Father of the Bride, Terrence has created numerous memorable and essential scores. Further, Terrence has been the lead composer and provided exquisite music for more than 50 films working with some of the industry's top producers and directors including George Lucas and many more. Starting with his remarkable 5-step process to composing music for film to his ground-breaking "If I Could Tell You I Would Technique to helping you overcome fear and to teaching you what he's learned about navigating the business and building a long lasting career, Terence will have you full of confidence and ready to compose and present your best work. Further, Terence will show you in depth how he composed his Oscar nominated BlacKkKlansman and Harriet scores and take you behind the scenes in his studio to show you his set up and equipment. In short, you'll be learning at the feet of a master technician. What better way to get a leg up?! This Masters of Craft Webinar is exclusive to Stage 32 and is available to be viewed immediately on demand.
What is a "Premiere Spotlight" Webcast?In order to shine a light on our talented Stage 32 members we are announcing a new series called the "Premiere Spotlight" to take you behind the scenes on how some of the top feature films and television shows have come together on the day they premiere! What Premiere is Being Featured on April 27? Get behind-the-scenes access to HBO’s THE SURVIVOR, directed by Academy Award Winner Barry Levinson and starring SAG-Award nominee Ben Foster. In this intimate conversation between Stage 32 member and producer Scott Pardo and Stage 32’s Education Director Sam Sokolow before the film premieres as they discuss the process of bringing this real-life story to the screen. About "The Survivor"Based on the book HARRY HAFT: SURVIVOR OF AUSCHWITZ, CHALLENGER OF ROCK MARCIANO, by Alan Haft, the story follows Harry Haft, a boxer who survived Auschwitz by winning bare-knuckle bouts for the perverse entertainment of SS officers. Determined to find freedom and his first love, Haft traveled to America and began a career as a professional boxer, quickly finding success using his sharp instincts and fierce confidence. The film is directed by Barry Levinson, the Academy Award-winning director of RAIN MAN, with a script by Justine Juel Gillmer (THE 100). It also features an all-star cast, including Ben Foster (HELL OR HIGH WATER) as Haft, Vicky Krieps (PHANTOM THREAD), Billy Magnussen (NO TIME TO DIE), Peter Sarsgaard (JACKIE), Saro Emirze (WILSBERG), Dar Zuzovsky (HOSTAGES), Danny DeVito (IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA), and John Leguizamo (LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS). A team at USC Shoah Foundation aided the film’s production, providing detailed historical consulting in addition to access to the testimony of Haft, filmed in 2007 and preserved within USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive. About the Webcast Join Scott and Sam for Stage 32’s Premiere Spotlight Webcast to see how the team brought the epic journey to HBO, plus, you have the chance to ask Scott any questions that you have!Come support your fellow Stage 32 member on his premiere! Join Scott and Stage 32’s Premiere Spotlight Webcast to see how the team brought the epic journey of Harry Haft to HBO on April 27 at 11AM PST. "The Survivor" premieres on Wednesday April 27 on HBO, be sure to support your fellow Stage 32er and tune in to the premiere!
SEE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BELOW Netflix and Stage 32 have partnered on an exclusive global education series in an effort to democratize the worldwide entertainment industry. Together, over the course of 5 webcasts Stage 32's world class educators will bring their knowledge of what it takes to write, develop and produce today's television for the Stage 32 and Netflix creator community. These global webcasts have been seen by hundreds of thousands of creatives worldwide with a 100% satisfaction rate! In our fourth webinar in this exclusive "Creating Television Content for a Global Marketplace" series, we are going to give you the ins and outs on how you can effectively write science fiction scripts for streaming television. Do you have a great sci-fi idea that deserves to be seen? Television is exploding right now with sci-fi shows that infiltrate our minds like Dark, Squid Game, Yellow Jackets and Stranger Things. Writers with fantastical minds are drawing us into some of the most creative worlds we have ever seen right now, as well as producing some of the most memorable characters. Great shows like Game of Thrones, Extant and Reverie paved the way for the hits we see today and streaming platforms are looking for the next great sci-fi scripts to bring to the world. In order to tap into this incredible sci-fi landscape you have to be armed with the tools to write a solid pilot and be able to sustain your idea for multiple seasons. It takes a refined approach to understand the nuances of science fiction writing. Stage 32 and Netflix are going to give you the tools to make sure your script is in top shape. To guide you on your way is producer and writer Mickey Fisher. Mickey broke out onto the scene when his contest-winning TV script Extant caught the attention of Steven Spielberg and later became the science fiction series on CBS starring Halle Berry. Mickey has since firmly implanted himself in the world of science fiction television, creating the NBC series Reverie and National Geographic’s Mars. He has also served as a consulting producer on Amazon’s Jack Ryan and a writer and co-executive producer on Guillermo Del Toro’s acclaimed FX horror series The Strain. In an exciting FREE webcast Mickey will go into more detail on choosing a sci-fi series concept, core elements of your sci-fi series, planning character journeys, your pilot, season one and beyond, thinking international and believing in your project for the marketplace. To see the full webinar overview, see below. Some of the case studies Mickey is going to go over in the webinar are: Extant Reverie Stranger Things Dark Game of Thrones Squid Game Money Heist Yellow Jackets The Mandalorian Peacemaker Note: You will receive the Zoom link to login by the morning of the webinar. If you are not yet a member of the Stage 32 community, we encourage you to join the community today at www.stage32.com, it is FREE! You will instantly connect with over 800,000 creatives and professionals in the entertainment industry from all over the world who use Stage 32 to network, find work, learn and develop their projects. YOU MUST HAVE A STAGE 32 PROFILE TO WATCH YOUR VIDEO.