Learn everything you need to know to make a short film that festivals will love and that can kickstart your filmmaking career from an award-winning short filmmaker! PLUS, receive exclusive handouts from your instructor to help make your short film. Whether you have a great idea that can be told in a several minutes or you want to create a proof-of-concept for your feature film, a short film is a fantastic way to get your foot in the door of the entertainment industry. But you don't just want to make a short, you want to make a short that grabs people's attention. That means getting accepted into festivals, filling up screenings, getting the word out, and more. And in this exclusive Stage 32 webinar, we're showing you how to make your short film - from concept through post-production - and get it the attention it deserves. This webinar is for any filmmaker looking to jumpstart their career or add to their portfolio with a short film. You'll learn all of the practical tools for producing a short film from concept through marketing and even festival debuts. You'll discover how to shape an idea into a short script, how to fundraise and access resources, what's required to produce a short film, and gain crucial directing techniques every filmmaker should know. Most importantly, you'll cover what it takes for a short film to get into a film festival and how to market your short so that your project gets seen. PLUS, you will receive exclusive handouts, such as a production resource guide and sample short film documents, including a script, shot list, lookbook, budget, and the final product. With so much to cover in a short amount of time, we brought in an award-winning short filmmaker, Tash Ann. Tash is a writer, director, and producer who launched her short film career with BIZARIA, which screened at Hollyshorts, was quickly licensed by ShortsTV, and aired for three years on DirecTV. Tash currently has a web series pilot, ABSTRACTION, making the festival rounds, and to date, it has won 22 awards and screened at 10 additional festivals. She has also directed 10 short films and produced 45 pieces of short-form content for Icon Media. In addition to the years of experience and knowledge Tash brings, she'll also be answering questions from you and your fellow filmmakers. Tash knows from experience how easy it is to get lost in making a short film when you lack previous hands-on experience. She'll show you how to avoid common pitfalls like writing without a budget in mind, creating a story that's too big or long for a short, not budgeting enough time or money, and hiring the wrong people. By the end of this on-demand webinar, you'll know what makes a good short film story, how to produce a short film, and how to get your short film into festivals and in front of audiences, all so that you can take your career to the next level. Don't miss out on your chance to learn from Tash's incredible experiences and kickstart your short film journey. TESTIMONIALS FOR TASH'S WORK: "Tash is very dynamic and extremely hard working. She is very passionate about her work and creating meaningful and powerful stories. She's an extraordinary talent with a beautiful vision for crafting and producing films and videos that truly impact her audiences." -- Aastha Lal Vice President of Operations, Icon Media
A New Exclusive Webinar Learn From A Producer Of 45 Short Films! PLUS! Get A Production Resource Guide When you start your career with your first short film, you may not have a full grasp of the how to approach the process to achieve the highest levels of success. While making any first short film is an effective way of learning, making films costs a lot of money and every opportunity should be for your maximum creative experience and benefit. In this exclusive Stage 32 webinar, award winning short filmmaker Tash Ann will help give young filmmakers an edge as she shares the four biggest things she wishes she knew before she made her first short film. Tash wants you to succeed so you now have a chance to learn from the mistakes she made when she was starting out. For most beginning filmmakers, making your first short film can be a daunting concept. For some people it’s so daunting that they don’t even start. Even in many film schools, people aren’t taught a no nonsense, step-by-step guide to self produce their own small projects. So when you write (or get access to) that first amazing short script you want to make, you may be completely in the dark about what happens next. Luckily, Tash has stumbled through her early producing experiences and has emerged with meaningful knowledge to share and she is here to teach you how to make the most of your opportunity when you set out to make your first short film. Plus! Tash will provide her production resource guide and links to her early short films, which she will also discuss in the webinar. Don't miss your chance to learn short filmmaking from one of the best in the business! PLUS! You'll receive: Production Resource Guide PRAISE FOR TASH'S WORK: "Tash is very dynamic and extremely hard working. She is very passionate about her work and creating meaningful and powerful stories. She's an extraordinary talent with a beautiful vision for crafting and producing films and videos that truly impact her audiences." -- Aastha Lal Vice President of Operations, Icon Media
The new year is an exciting time as you dream of all the new projects you'll be working on! But this year isn't really over until April 15th, when you've entirely completed the previous year's taxes. Get ahead of the headaches and make a strategy now with the help of entertainment CPAs. Personal taxes, corporate taxes, and loan out company returns. All of these tax returns are necessary for creatives, and they all tie together. Not to mention that what you can right off changes every year. You never want to pay more than you should, but do you know everything you can deduct? Whether you're looking back at the last year or looking at projects coming up, this webinar will get you organized and ready to tackle your taxes! Kristy Clabaugh and John Thomas are Certified Public Accountants and founders of Element CPA, an entertainment and creative-focused accounting firm. They know the ins and outs of production accounting, having provided over 20 years of experience in accounting, tax, and advisory services on both above and below-the-line areas of film, television, animation, and music sectors. Kristy also serves on the executive board of directors as Treasurer for both the Georgia Production Partnership and Women in Film & Television Atlanta. The duo will answer your questions so that you can apply this priceless knowledge to your projects and companies. Don't have the chance to watch this exclusive webinar live? Or do you want to be able to return to this fantastic information? You'll have access to this webinar for a whole year and can return to it again and again. Don't waste your valuable time making redundant spreadsheets, digging through unnecessary receipts, and stressing yourself out. Learn from some of the best in this webinar and walk away clear on what you need to do, what you don't, and ready to make tax time a breeze! PRAISE FOR JOHN'S TEACHINGS: "This is the holy grail! John and Kristy are so knowledgeable about so many things with the business side of the film!" They made this part of the process actually fun!" - Wade N. "All I can say is wow. I have seen the light and now feel beyond comfortable putting together my next film." - Jennifer L.
Learn from a DGA Assistant Director whose worked with Directors Clint Eastwood, John Singleton, Spike Jonze and Sam Raimi, as well as actors Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Will Ferrel, Octavia Spencer and more! John Mattingly, a Director's Guild of America member and First Assistant Director for over 25 years, is coming to Stage 32 in this exclusive on-demand webinar to teach first time directors what he's learned about directing from his time working with some of the most successful directors and biggest stars in the world. You may have a sense of what you want to put on screen as a director but navigating the actual process of directing and the culture of working on set and with a crew is incredibly challenging especially for first time directors. Stepping on set prepared to work with the cast and crew can be the difference maker when it comes to achieving every day's goals, getting the shot that you want or getting the performance that you need. Managing a set takes a delicate balance of leadership skills. Every person plays a critical role in achieving the most out of a day on set and the director is the most influential part of that equation. John has been working as an Assistant Director for more than 25 years on a variety of productions, including high budget features, low budget indies, episodic television, commercials, music videos, documentaries and even photoshoots. John currently co-chairs the Education Committee for the Western AD/UPM Council of the DGA. He's worked with directors such as Clint Eastwood, Sam Raimi, Spike Jonze and John Singleton and stars such as Meryl Streep, Matt Damon, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrel, Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Jason Batmen and more. John has seen directors win, fail and everything in between and he is going to share the secrets of success for first time directors as well as the key pitfalls to avoid. There are many hurdles to jump and pitfalls to avoid when prepping and shooting a feature, episode or commercial. This course will help you avoid some common mistakes and prepare you to lead a cast and crew. You will walk away from this course with concepts to help you be the best director you can be, tips on how to get the most our of your cast and crew and insights on how you can be the best on-set leader that you can be. PLUS! You'll receive: Storyboard example Director's checklist Praise for John's Stage 32 Teaching "John is an incredible educator and professional. His teaching style is very thorough which is necessary when covering this topic. I highly recommend taking one of his courses." - Jon S. "I've never been an AD (always a writer) but learning from John's immense experience as an AD has greatly informed my directorial choices on my first film. I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity to learn from him. Thank you!" - Omar U. "Can't recommend John enough! He's one of my favorite teachers on Stage 32. Take his course and you'll see why." - Mary M.
As creatives, we tend to focus on the writing, the directing, the creative producing, basically all the creating aspects of a film or television series. But it’s important to understand what happens after a film is released or TV series is aired. All those big box office numbers sound great, but who gets all that money and in what order? Who gets paid and in what order is called the “recoupment schedule” also known as “the waterfall.” It’s important to understand this schedule, so that you know your place in the waterfall. Some people may find the recoupment schedule confusing, because there are several factors and various agreements that go into determining the order of recoupment. Those includes sales agency agreements, co-production agreements, finance agreements, talent agreements, interparty agreements, security agreements, and collection account management agreements. Plus there’s the consideration of domestic and international revenue, and what gets allocated through the waterfall. But if your head is already spinning, fret not. With the right guidance, all of this will make much more sense and David Zannoni is the best at breaking this down. David Zannoni is an international business specialist for Fintage House in the US, Europe, Canada and Latin America territories. Fintage House, the world's most respected company for revenue and rights protection for industry professionals and companies. David negotiates agreements for films and television series and is involved in business development and relationship management globally on hundreds of productions. David is continuously present to make deals and speak at international film markets, festivals and conferences, including: the Cannes Film Festival, the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin, the American Film Market (AFM), Ventana Sur, the Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM), and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and travels regularly to the United States, the Netherlands, Europe, and all over Latin America. David is going to help you understand the ins and outs of a recoupment schedule and how to make sure you are on top of your finances for your own project. He will first go into what exactly a recoupment schedule looks like and what kind of projects they are normally used for. He will delve into the agreements that recoupment schedule is based on. He will also go into how the payments are executed, how to determine the order of payments, and which funds you should be allocating. You’ll walk away with a solid foundation and understanding of “the waterfall” and where you may fall in the waterfall.
Get Your Scripted Narrative Film Editing Certification Exclusively Through Stage 32 Keeping you on the cutting-edge of the entertainment industry because we are the global online resource for creative professionals. Payment plans available - contact email@example.com for details Ready to master your craft? Learn the principles of storytelling through an editor’s eyes with advanced editing techniques, often overlooked by even the most accomplished film editors. Stage 32’s online Scripted Narrative Film Editing certification is perfect for those beginning their journey and working professionals alike to boost their command of film editing while getting hands-on practice throughout our online certification. When choosing the best film editing training, you want the best showing you how to enter the professional market with confidence, and Stage 32 is making that happen for you. A Script Narrative Film Editing Certification from Stage 32 can help you expand your post-production career. In this 14-session course over four months, you will learn insider techniques for setting up your Adobe Premiere Pro workspace for your skills and needs, positioning you to best show your scripted narrative skills from the very first cut. This certification digs into essential and often overlooked editing techniques, organization, principles of scripted narrative, how to work with director and producers on live edits, and how to apply these techniques to projects of every budget. You will receive direct feedback on weekly assignments, receive templates and handouts for future use, and have the opportunity in and outside of the course to ask your instructor questions to ensure you walk away confident in your mastery of scripted narrative film editing. Stage 32 is the worldwide leader in entertainment industry education and is a marketplace that connects creators with content producers. After you finish your certification, you will earn an exclusive Stage 32 Certificate, and Stage 32 will provide you resources to help take your new skills into the professional marketplace, including a career development meeting with an industry professional. Get certified from a leading industry expert. With 15 years of experience in screenwriting and editing in feature films, commercials, and short form, Won Novalis is a master at honing the scripted narrative film edit. The awarding-winning editor leads his team at the production company, Cry, to deliver the quality polish of a big post-house at a fraction of the cost. Won is a fast-paced, meticulous editor who envisions the end goal and uses feeling and intuition to craft stories to their final stage. With his effective, customized workflows and open vulnerability, Won creates a final product that never fails to deliver. Won is experienced in editing film, television, commercials, and short films, working with such commercial clients as GE, United Way, and others. And he continues to master his craft as a storyteller as he earned an MFA in Screenwriting. He is also a co-owner, founder, and Head of Production at the New York-based, CRY, working with clients all over the US. Ready to take the next step? This exclusive certification was designed for your success by entertainment industry professionals. Exclusively through Stage 32 for less than $100 a week, you will become a certified scripted narrative film editor with the tools needed to enter the professional market. PLEASE NOTE: This exclusive Stage 32 certification course is limited to 10 people and will be booked on a first come, first served basis. The opportunity to work this closely and for this long with an expert in the field is an incredibly unique and valuable opportunity. If you are interested, please book quickly. Once the spots are gone, they’re gone for good. "Won is a mix of tech and creativity. Being able to work with an editor who is not only technically proficient but also understands the nuances of telling the story through the edit is invaluable. Won is all of that and more." - Tracy J. Trost, Writer/Director