Introduce Yourself : Writer/director by George Barbakadze

George Barbakadze

Writer/director

hi there, I am new here and trying to figure out how to use the site. Any tips welcome. G

Shemar James

George Barbakadze Welcome to Stage 32! Nice to have you as a part of the community! You’ll really enjoy it. There are so many wonderful people to connect with and resources available to you.

Be sure to check out the lounges to get connected to certain groups of interest and check out Stage 32’s most recent webinar with Netflix on how to successfully pitch a TV show or movie:

https://www.stage32.com/webinars/Stage-32-%20-Netflix-Present-Television...

If you ever want additional feedback on your script, feel free to check out Stage 32's script coverages as well to get feedback from professionals in the industry.

Script Coverage: https://www.stage32.com/scriptservices/coverage

Script Consulting: https://www.stage32.com/scriptservices/consulting

You can also sign up for verbal and written pitches to talk with executives directly to get instant feedback (under script services and then go to pitch sessions) I’ve done this a few times and have gotten so much valuable feedback. They can even request your script, if they are interested enough in your pitch and that is another way to get eyes on your script. You can also choose an executive directly and get notes from them or hop on a phone call to get feedback on your script.

If you have questions on who may be the best person to connect with, Stage 32's director of script services, Jason Mirch at j.mirch@stage32.com can point you in the right direction. Also feel free to let me know if you are looking for anything in particular and I can try and point you in the right direction!

Mike Gasaway

Grow your network of professionals and join in on the discussion. There are so many resources.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, George Barbakadze! My name is Kay, I'm the Community Manager here at Stage 32. If you'd like to learn more about myself and the Stage32 Team, we have an intro blog: https://www.stage32.com/blog/Meet-the-Stage-32-Team Nice to meet you!

I was looking over your profile, but you don't have much there. Tell me about yourself! I would highly recommend adding your bio (where you can expand on what you've done in the past or what you'd like to do in the future) to your profile for other members to better know how to interact with you. Feel free to reference my blog post on "Polishing Your Profile" to help guide you: https://www.stage32.com/blog/Shape-Up-Your-Calling-Card-The-Importance-o...

What are you working on? What kind of collaborators or creatives are you looking to meet?

I’m sure you’ve already discovered the Screenwriting Lounge (https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting), but as a filmmaker, I think you'd enjoy the Filmmaking Lounge: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/directing

Keep in mind that these lounges are like the VIP Filmmaker's Lounges at Film Festivals, so this is where you can meet the people doing the work, get advice on anything you're working on, and/or give back to those who may need advice. We're a very supportive and encouraging community! I think you'd also enjoy my intro blog post on how to engage with the Stage32 Community:

https://www.stage32.com/blog/Find-Your-Community-on-Stage-32

Enjoy exploring the lounges, and don't forget to comment and respond to others’ posts, too! It's the best way to really connect! And, of course, feel free to reach out at any time. Cheers!

Lisa Blaney

Let's connect and start growing your professional network!

Marjolein Smit

Hi George, Welcome! Nice to "meet" you:)

Mike Gasaway

Let's connect!

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