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My name is Nishela

I can Sing, Dance, Act , and Write horror stories that go up to 4000 words..... but my goal is to become an actress. My great grandfather (Ben Sirimanne) was an actor but he died before i could meet him and tell him that i too want to continue this career but i will do this for him!! i love you stage32!

Kyle Climans

Welcome to Stage 32!

Stanley N. Lozowski

I can sing,dance,act,draw and write horror stories.....Greets from New York, Nishela, - - - - - - - - - - - - I'm a retired film making and television teacher and one of my best friends was from Sri L...

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Aray Brown

That's moving, and when you get your first Oscar your great grandfather will be watching

Nishela Sharen Sirimanne

Thankyou so much! you guys are awesome! @Allen Lynch @Kyle Climans @Aray Brown

Nishela Sharen Sirimanne

Hey, thanks and dont worry i will keep your email.... love you so much! i love stage32! @Stanley N. Lozowski

Did Pre-Code Hollywood feature nipples? Yes.

Paramount published as many bra-less photos of Mae West as they could in the trade publications. Even if her nipples showed in 1933. http://maewest.blogspot.com/2017/06/mae-west-charmed-circle.html...

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Andrew Sobkovich

You mean sex wasn't just discovered by the current (regardless of the date) teenagers? Gosh, blush, shuffle, shucks :-) Lots of pre-code pictures were pretty explicit, Everyone in this industry must h...

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FINALLY! The job I've been waiting for...

In 2015 I took a massive leap of faith, resigned from my job as a Human Resources Manager and embarked on this awesome journey as a full time screenwriter. In the past two years I've developed, scripted, story lined, script edited and consulted on a number of local short films, features and televisi...

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Maria Torrez- Ellsperman

Congrats! Good luck to you!

Babz Bitela, President/Silver Bitela Agency/WGA

the journey is so often underrated and underestimated and yet it is, at it's core, the entire point so please ENJOY THE BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS. I applaud you all for your efforts. As they say in the south, "t'ain't ezay."

Chad Stroman

Congrats!

Dan Guardino

Ben. Congrats.

Uncle Phil

Ben: Rock on laddie!

Is you self taught? Or is you educated?

Uncle Phil has written a crap load of scripts. By the way, some of them are crap. But that ain't the point I"m trying to make. This thread is for you to post whether or not you got one of them-there MFA degrees, or whether you're road scholar like me. No, not a Rhodes Scholar. I mean the school o' h...

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Fairy tales do come true, it can happen to you... even if you live in Melbourne.

I'v read countless times that if you want to be a screenwriter, you have to live in LA. Well kitty kats, this gent, Pete Bridges, lives all the way in Melbourne Australia. That's pretty damn far away from the city of fallen angels. But, guess what? No, come on, Guess. Okay, I'll tell you. Pete just...

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John German

Dear Phillip E. Hardy: Once upon a time, I am sure living in LA was very, very helpful, and I'm sure it is still helpful today; But with how technology grows, and allows people to connect from all over ...

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Pierre Langenegger

Thanks for sharing the news, Phil. He's not the first Aussie to sign a deal and he certainly won't be the last and to all those who turn their noses up at writers who don't live and work in L.A. or N.Y; well, you probably know what I'm thinking.

Editorers in Cambridge MA.

Hi Guys. I hope this helps!
https://cambridgeeditors.com/

Pierre Langenegger

Robert, they don't appear to do screenplays. If people are looking to have their screenplays proofread and edited they need to hire somebody who knows screenplay format or their script will end up in worse shape than when they started. Screenwriters should never use non-screenplay editors.

Screenplay Success!

I never truly spend time wondering how I can sell my story/script! What I need to wonder about is ... "How do I write an emotionally moving, script?" First things first .... We must learn to write a powerfully engaging story!

Robert Franklin

Many great voices here! I love it! Thx!

Bill Costantini

I think about the marketplace first - the audience type, and the producer type. I try to write stories that are relevant to today's marketplace types, and that hopefully fill the needs of a specific producer type. Then I write.

Michael Rogers

I have just found that I write a story which has naturally occurring elements and then add more compelling conflict through dialogue and reoccurring themes to push my point. I have to agree that you c...

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Dan Guardino

When most people think of “screenplay success” they automatically think of a screenplay that sold. Like Dan M said a spec screenplay is a screenwriter’s calling card. You use it to meet people in the...

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Doug Nelson

Dan & Dan are both right (or write). Make yourself visible. Write a compelling story in a properly formatted manor and pass it around. Shoot a great short and hand out DVD's to everyone you talk with. Eventually someone will take notice or you'll find something else to do.

Intention & Obstacle

It has been stated in an interview by a major A -list screenwriter that the basis of all great scripts are having characters that have an intention and then an obstacle that is put in front of them to prevent that intention. He says if you don't have that you just have a lot of witty dialogue with n...

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Dan Guardino

Your central character must have a goal and some obstacle preventing them from achieving their goal or you'd have pretty dull story.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Beth Fox Heisinger Way to go Beth!!! Perhaps some of the other "Happy Writers" will now understand the simplicity of intention and obstacle. And knowing now from who it's coming from will lend some cr...

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Bill Costantini

Steven: that's been an essential element of Eastern drama for over 4,000 years, and for Western dramatic action for over 2,500 years - ever since Thespis won the first tragedy competition in Athens. D ...

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Doug Nelson

Bill - Yeah I recall that Athens competition - during my early days. Thespis was a handsome lad in his silky white toga. But I was robbed - I came in second.

Ryan Rodriguez

some movies seem to be based on events and use those events to inform the viewer about the character(s), in the same way a character sketch might give us in impression of the subject. Common in slice...

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Pencil or Keyboard?

Hey Guys. I always write with a pencil for the first 10 or more drafts. Then I use a pen for the next few drafts. Then when I absolutely am ready to have it scanned by a professional ... I type!
I feel a far better connection with my creative energies when I use a pencil and pen. I love it!

Ryan Rodriguez

Some famous writers used to write with only one or two brands. If you're into writing pencils Blackwings have some cool releases. They were originally Eberhard but thanks to typewriters/keyboards, bit...

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Dan MaxXx

Back in the day, one of my neighbors was a PA on Ally McBeal. He would sometimes drive to David E Kelly's house and pick up scripts; Kelly hand-wrote all the episodes on yellow legal pads, never missed a deadline.

Jeff Langham

Dan, my hand hurts just thinking about that.

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself

My name is Mark and I'm coming in late to screenwriting having been born (barely) during the Eisenhower Administration. As an older dad, I was inspired to write three teen/tween screenplays. I've entered the first one in a couple of contests and am working on revising the other two. I also am working ...

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Doug Nelson

Nice to meetcha Mark. From the Ike era - you're still a young'un (I'm a war baby). I'm in OR so you'll have to have a beer by yourself.

15.000 Jobs????

Here’s something I don’t understand. This note or message appeared at the very end of the FANTASTIC FOUR (2015) movie. At 01:39:50 it reads: THE MAKING AND AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF THIS FILM SUPPORTED OVER 15.000 JOBS AND INVOLVED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF WORK HOURS. To be honest, 15.000 jobs seam...

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Pierre Langenegger

Niksa, 15,000 people are NOT on the production company's payroll but the production and distribution of the film worldwide involves up to 15,000 people, is what they are saying, and they're talking ri...

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Craig D Griffiths

I think the producers are also making the point that if you steal the film or fail to support films like this it puts 15,000 jobs at stake. Important point to make.

Niksa Maric

Pierre, let me start with this. If we somehow manage to find a creator of this "Message" and we ask him to explain to us in plain English, what does this message mean, I'm not sure he or she could eve...

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Dan MaxXx

What is the goal of your question? Why worry about American Show Biz when you're not a part of it?

Doug Nelson

I never worried about American Show biz even when I was a part of it; now that I'm not, I couldn't care less. Don't worry, be happy.

Real people

is there anybody in the Austin Texas area that are serious about making films… Please feel free to message me… I could really use your help, thank you

Jake Shanks

Welcome to Stage 32, David!

Robert Franklin

Hope more peeps come along to help you!

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