Contest Winners

Winners of 2nd Annual Stage 32 Comedy Contest:


The Stage 32 Comedy contest has resulted in numerous success stories for our winners and finalists. Last year’s winners, Anthony Guidubaldi & Keith Strausbaugh (Shorebreak), were flown to LA and sent on a whirlwind of meetings with executives and production companies resulting in: Amasia Entertainment requested their horror comedy script and a mockumentary they produced. Lionsgate's LOL Network requested their animation pilot and asked for a sketch packet. Big Beach Films requested their short film Baby Grand. Panay Films is going into development on a spec pilot written by Keith & Anthony!
Anthony and I have done well in several screenwriting contests, but Stage 32 was the first to set us up with actual production companies and managers. That can’t be overstated.
Keith Strausbaugh Keith Strausbaugh

What Anthony Guidubadi & Keith Strausbaugh had to say about Stage 32 contests:

"Anthony and I have done well in several screenwriting contests, but Stage 32 was the first to set us up with actual production companies and managers. That can’t be overstated. Most competitions aren’t worth the entry fee, but Stage 32 was an entirely different experience. We sensed early on that they cared about our work and our future as writers, which was refreshing. The meetings were equally enjoyable. Every company wanted to continue the conversation and requested to read additional scripts. Submit to this contest!"

-Keith Strausbaugh


"Winning Stage 32’s comedy contest literally opened 7 industry doors for us, 8 if you include an address mix-up. As writers, you know how hard those doors are to open. Usually you pass your script to the security guard who trades you for a restraining order, but RB and Amanda kindly held our hands so we were able to shake others. Stage 32’s a great support team and we could not thank them enough for all their business insight and resources."

-Anthony Guidubaldi

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