The Stage 32 Lounge

A place to discuss film, television, theatre... or anything else that's on your mind.

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Amanda Toney
Challenging our introverts this weekend

Happy introduce yourself weekend. I’m Amanda and I’m the Managing Director for Stage 32 and also a film and TV producer. I absolutely love this community and Introduce Yourself Weekend.

So, here is my challenge. After 12 years with this community I know that we have a lot of introverts here. I am ult...

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Lisa Lee

Amanda Toney, the short film is about a mother who uses an old family recipe to turn her daughter into a zombie. The webcomic expands on the ending and shows what their lives look like after the fact....

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Lisa Lee

Vincent Turner, a movie a month is a fantastic way to improve your craft and to get yourself out there! what kinds of movies do you make?

Marcel Nault Jr.

Amanda Toney For how long though, that is the million dollar question. lol But yes, I might have some interesting tidbits to share in a future script about real estate. You never know. ;)...

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Ashley Renee Smith

I LOVE this idea, Amanda Toney! We both know that I’m not a true introvert, but I love that you’re inspiring those who are to step out of the shadows. =)

Vincent Turner

Lisa Lee feature films mostly. I work hard (sweat drips) lol

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Ashley Renee Smith
The Movie That Started It All...

Hey, Filmmakers!

What was the movie that made you want to make movies?

For me, there have been many films and series over the years that inspired me and left me buzzing to create. However, my mom always said that the first time I declared that I wanted to make movies was when I was 5-years-old after I...

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Ashley Renee Smith

I can totally see how that would inspire you and the kind of filmmaker that you are, Stephen Folker!

Xochi Blymyer

Because I grew up in the business, I don't know if there was a particular movie that began it all BUT I do remember going to the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood when I was very little and getting to see th...

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Steven Gamella

For me, it was the anime series "Death Note," when that first came out in 2006. That show made me want to write my own series.

Vincent Turner

I'm a little older than you, so it was Eddie Murphy in Vampire in Brooklyn, because I loved BHC III so much I was losing it. The same thing happened with me my parents having to explain it all. Rememb...

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Bill Albert

The Poseidon Adventure. I was 11 years old and wanted to see it again and again. It was the first movie I got to go see alone and the first time I started to wonder "How did they do that?"

Florin Şumălan
Space Archaeology with Sarah Parcak - StarTalk

"Who really built the pyramids? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice learn about space archaeology, LIDAR, and discovering tombs, pyramids, and new Nazca lines with space archaeologist Sarah Parcak..."

https://startalkmedia.com/show/space-archaeology-with-sarah-parcak/...

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Space Archaeology with Sarah Parcak
Space Archaeology with Sarah Parcak
Who really built the pyramids? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice learn about space archaeology, LIDAR, and discovering tombs, pyramids, and new Nazca lines with space archaeologist Sarah Parcak.

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Geoff Hall
A Place I Called Home

July Filmmakers Club has been a blast.

This week’s blog by Emily Skye was an amazing testimony to her resilience. Thank you Emily.

I want to go back to 2012, when I was making My Name is Sorrow, a film about sex trafficking that negated the point-of-view of the predator and focused on the voice of th...

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Maurice Vaughan

Excellent brand, Geoff Hall! "All the production stills were taken by Geoff Crawford, with a view of using them to promote the film. If we had the kind of social media then, as we do now, the film may...

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Geoff Hall

Maurice Vaughan thanks Maurice, I will work on a strategy and timetable for the release of BTS material on social media, for Seeing Rachel. That’s an interesting point about enticing people to the mov...

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Maurice Vaughan

You're welcome, Geoff Hall. Yeah, and BTS won't cost a lot since you/the crew only have to take photos and videos.

Amanda Toney

Wow, the black and white on this is stunning Geoff Hall, thank you for sharing!

Xochi Blymyer

Such a wonderful story Geoff Hall , thank you for sharing. Photos are beautiful.

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Maurice Vaughan
July Filmmakers Club Week 4: The Real Reel- A Filmmaker/DP Calling Card

Weeks 1-3 of July Filmmakers Club have been phenomenal! In week 4’s blog, Emily Skye talks about being a filmmaker/DP, branding, and more.

By completing this week’s challenges, you can set yourself up for further success and be entered to win a FREE DaVinci Resolve License from Blackmagic Design tha...

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Xochi Blymyer

Thanks a bunch Maurice Vaughan - you're amazing.

Xochi Blymyer
The Beginning. T2

I was looking for a recent photo of me on the set when I came across one of the first as an AD. TIE DAY on T2. Even on this huge feature we still had time for themed Fridays and even the cast participated.

I learned what teamwork is all about. Which I've learned on every show I've worked on. No show...

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Emily Skye
Ask Me Anything (AMA) Wednesday 7/24 to Thursday 7/25- The Pros & Cons of Being Both DP & Director on Your Projects

What up filmmakers! Emily Skye here!

I have been navigating the industry for 17 years and have done many music videos, over 10 shorts, 3 feature films, a few docuseries and TV pilots. You usually will catch me being the Director and DOP at the same time, like my first feature film “River”. I recentl...

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Sydney Summers

Hi, thanks for the AMA! Any tips for balancing the creative and technical aspects effectively?

Kerry Kennard

Hi Emily,

Congratulations on three feature films !

I guess the music videos helped prepare you for directing the feature films! ??

Being a musician / percussionist, I’m interested how to find work as a...

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Geoff Hall

Emily Skye Hi Emily, thanks for doing this AMA. I loved your blog post, it really has challenged me to use social media to brand my work.

I was wondering about the Golden Hour of filming - an hour afte...

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Xochi Blymyer

Hi Emily Skye , thanks for being here. Amazing accomplishments. Do you feel having the DP skills help with getting your movies off the ground? Along with being the Director. Do you like not having to...

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Xochi Blymyer

Emily Skye - I just read your great blog after I asked these questions so no need to rewrite! Thanks a lot.

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Jordyn Johnson
July Filmmakers Club Week 4

Here is a photo from my very first Production Assistant gig taken a few weeks back. On that 2 day shoot, I learned that being a PA has its ups and downs, no job tasked to me should be considered insignificant, and that there's so much information to soak up from the senior crew members around you. I...

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Maurice Vaughan

Welcome to the community, Jordyn Johnson. Congratulations on graduating from Sacramento State and congratulations on your first Production Assistant gig!

Xochi Blymyer

You have the perfect attitude! Taking in what the senior crew had to say as well as knowing that no take is insignificant. Hope your next job is right around the corner.

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Pat Alexander
Sci-Fi/Fantasy contest -- who submitted?

Let us know if you submitted and tell us more about your scripts!

Travis Seppala

GJ Harvey That sounds badass, and I TOTES wanna read it!!

Aaron Heinrich

I submitted my script The Killing Dream. Think Blade Runner, Brainstorm and Contagion get mixed up and define a world where a deadly STD has made sex illegal, and a technophobic cop with an axe to gri...

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Bill Williams

I submitted a script about a female agent in a high fantasy world who gets pulled out of semi-retirement to save her mentor from a deadly assassin. There are plenty of jokes and stabbing in the script called An Honest Game.

Micke Askernäs

I submitted my script "System Shutdown".

TL;DR; Today, our interface with AI is literally in the palm of our hands. In a near future, it is embedded in our brains. System Shutdown' combines the post-a...

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Eric Lotter

Submitted Recapture/Nexus

In a galaxy scarred by war, a family finds itself at the center of desperate battle to keep the peace when a rogue general attempts insurrection, bent on escalation.

Massive w...

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Patrick Koepke
Happy to be Here

Hi everyone,

I'm thrilled to be a new member of the Stage 32 community! My name is PK, and I'm an Austin-based screenwriter and award-nominated author with a focus on martial arts, epic fantasy, and comedy for both film and television.

I've recently completed a rough draft of my latest screenplay, an...

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Maria Baltazzi

A belated entry here.

I am one of the excutive consultants on Stage 32. I have been here for a couple of years. Love this community. A lot of talent here and fantastic resources.

I have a background in...

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Maurice Vaughan

You're welcome, Patrick Koepke. I'm a Lounge Moderator. If you ever have any questions about Stage 32, let me know and I'll do my best to answer them.

Maurice Vaughan

Also, Patrick Koepke, I suggest registering your script with the U.S. Copyright Office instead of the WGA. www.linkedin.com/pulse/copyright-registration-usco-wga-william-gilmore...

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Tom Lapke

Welcome Patrick. What is your pick for best martial arts film. Mine is FIST OF LEGEND with Jet Li. When he faceplanted that guy in the dojo, I lost it.

Also, this webinar is right up your alley: https:...

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Patrick Koepke

Tom Lapke Too many to list, but I'd include Big Trouble in Little China, Fist of Fury, A Man Called Hero (based on the excellent title Blood Sword by Jademan Comics), and of course Crouching Tiger, Hi...

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Travis Seppala
Would you care about my pitches/takes on various IP?

So I have this idea.

What if I spend a little time procrastinating on my other projects each week to create a short pitch for how I'd take on a popular franchise or character if I were to get to write a script for it?

And YOU GUYS (those who follow me on Facebook and Stage 32) get to determine -- by...

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Maurice Vaughan

Sounds cool, Travis Seppala. It'll give you practice pitching scripts and practice for when you give your takes on IP in meetings with studios and companies.

Travis Seppala

UPDATED QUESTION:

What if this were a podcast - both video (on youtube) and audio (spotify)? Would you be interested in listening/watching? Would you be interested in giving me IP to do takes of?

One pe...

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Warren Simpson
Hello to the community at Stage 32.

Hi Everyone,

I'm a creative from down under in Perth, great to join with you all, look forward to interesting discussions and constructive feedback on work, play, and the road to creative storytelling in all of its forms.

P.S-poster is new script I have just finished, glad to talk to any screenwriter...

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Maurice Vaughan

Welcome to the community, Warren Simpson. You worked on Two Stupid Dogs. I loved watching that show growing up.

Warren Simpson

Hi Maurice, you make me feel old, for one season I think or could be two. I myself freaked out as a kid when I got to do clean-up on Scooby and Scrappy doo, for Hanna-Barbara.

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