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Introduce Yourself : Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Composer by Becky Balsano

Becky Balsano

Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Composer

Hello Stage 32!

It's inspiring to see so many creative people in one place.

Creativity Heaven. : )

My first feature length film, INHERITED INSANITY (inspired by my colorful childhood)

was my "film school". It was truly a labor of love. I produced it without any knowledge at all

about how to actually do it, and although it is not the film I envisioned, exactly,  : )

I'm thrilled that I had the courage and the energy at the time to do it.

The experience "grew me up", and I am relatively certain that it taught me lessons that

I may have never learned doing it any other way. 

Shot 7 years ago, and  I have just recently let it leave my overly protective embrace. 

Here is the link if you would like to take a peek. 


Meanwhile, much like so many of you,  I've been creating up a storm. 

Presently I am looking for producer interest in my Pixar style musical animation script,

"Life Swings" which was co-created with my brother Phillip Balsano. This story is

very close to our hearts. It's warm and fun and smart and has characters that you can't help but love

and will want to follow around.

Also completed are 3 Comedy Pilots (with episodes attached): 

"Detective Connie",  "Scuffed Up" and (co-written) "Curves Ahead"

and one dramatic short film called "Ripple".

I am also working on turning 3 short stories (written by my brother)

into short films, and am presently shooting a documentary about some fascinating musicians

from a local coffee shop in Los Angeles.

I am producing the documentary, the short films and possibly the

Pilot for "Detective Connie". Of course, these projects are still in the planning stages in terms

of production and I am looking forward as they progress to finding the right cast and crew.

Meanwhile I get to do what I am most passionate about, writing.

Being able to visit my characters and knowing they will

always be there on that page to guide and surprise me both in dialogue and in story,

has got to be the most phenomenal co-creating possible. 

Pure magic. Pure fun.

I look very forward to reading your posts and hooking up with some of you in the future.


Greetings everyone! After years of holding this difficult, yet joyful child in the warmth of my protective embrace (in an attempt to mold it into what I really wanted it to be), I have made the health…
Katheryn Maddox Haddad

Good luck to you, Becky.

Robert Sacchi

Fantastic! Wishing you success with INHERITED INSANITY.

Jay Reeves

Awesome Becky. Good luck with everything.

Melanie Star Scot

We have a lot in common! :) All the best to you!

Katheryn Maddox Haddad

Ha! Join the club, Becky. I am completely self-taught. No film school. Just lots of books, websites and binge-watching my genre. Do anyone know where I can upload my pilot spec-script?

Becky Balsano

Yes. I also did musical theater for years and sang professionally and acted whenever I could. But ialways wanted to be the one "making the movie". BTW, I just sent you a private message. I think that's a great question you ask regarding the pilot spec-script.

Aleksandar Zavisin

If you need music for your projects take a look at my work www.zavisin.com

Phil Clarke

Welcome, Becky. Hope you find it a productive place to hang out. Always here to talk.

Elaine Roberts-Kercheff

Congrats on all of your projects! Keep working hard! Best of luck!

Robert Sacchi

Katheryn Maddox Haddad - You mean besides Stage 32?

Katheryn Maddox Haddad

I think we can download scripts here on Stage 32 but do not know where. I did list all 84 of my loglines.

Robert Sacchi

Katheryn Maddox Haddad - In the same place where you post loglines. Below the loglines you can enter a synopsis. Below the synopsis on the left hand side you can upload a picture. To the right of the picture you can upload screenplays. Good luck.

Katheryn Maddox Haddad

Thank you so much, Robert. But below my 84 loglines it is blank gray. To the left under "loglines" is "job postings."

EleasaChristine Marks

Great job, Becky!!!

Robert Sacchi

Katheryn Maddox Haddad - When you get the drop down from Profile, click Loglines. On the next screen to the right there should be a box "So You're a Screenwrtier", screen shot attached. Click where it reads "Add a new Logline/Screenplay". Let me know how it goes.

Katheryn Maddox Haddad

Thank you so much, Robert Sacchi. I had been looking at menus on the left instead of the right. It is there now.

Robert Sacchi

Katheryn Maddox Haddad - you're welcome. I'm glad I was of assistance.

Katheryn Maddox Haddad

Robert Sacchi, I still have a problem of the age of people who read it. A couple of times I talked by phone to a big producer who liked the uniqueness of it, so asked to see it. They liked what they read but wanted a second opinion. They gave it to probably a middle-aged person to read, and that age doesn't like it. They need to give it to a teen or young adult; that's who it was written for. I guess the producers want experts to read it and younger people are not considered experts yet. I'm not sure how to handle this problem.

Robert Sacchi

Katheryn Maddox Haddad - Yes, I can see the paradox. They want experienced professionals to evaluate it but the professionals are by definition older than the target audience. Have you tried producers who aren't so big and specialize in teen movies?

Katheryn Maddox Haddad

Robert Sacchi, I have a list of young men who would fit (just by their stats) the lead part and I have thought of approaching them to just read the script. Someone said I could google for their agents. I've heard producers don't like getting in the back door like that and consider it cheesy. What do the people in this discussion think?

Robert Sacchi

Katheryn Maddox Haddad - Good question. Hopefully someone with good experience can give you a good answer.

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