THE STAGE 32 LOUNGE

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What is the Stage 32 Lounge?

The Stage 32 Lounge is a place to discuss, share content and offer advice and tips on anything and everything related to the craft and business of film, television and theater. With tens of thousands of discussions, all searchable through the search bar above, the Stage 32 Lounge is active, lively and essential.

To make sure that you are getting the most out of your Stage 32 Lounge experience, please make sure you are posting in the right section. A description of all available Lounge topics is below.

Also, please abide by our Spam and Promotional Guidelines. Anyone looking to promote and solicit feedback on their reels, clips, films, loglines, crowdfunding campaigns or any other media should do so in the Your Stage section under Promotions.

Thanks, and enjoy hanging in the Lounge!

The Stage 32 Staff

Craft and Business

  • Acting
    Whether you’re an actor, voice actor, casting director or anyone else related to the profession of acting, this is the place to discuss, share content and offer advice and tips on technique, audition strategies, headshots and all other topics related to the sweet science of acting
    Note: This is not the place to post your reels or headshots. We allow promotional posts or requests for feedback in the Your Stage section of the Lounge.
  • Animation
    Discuss, share content and offer advice or tips regarding technique, trends, software, advice, tips and all other pertinent issues related to animation
    Note: This is not the place to post your own animated videos for review. We allow promotional posts or requests for feedback in the Your Stage section of the Lounge.
  • Authoring & Playwriting NEW
    For all the authors and playwrights in our community, a place to discuss, share content and post tips and advice.
    Note: This is not the place to post your plays for review. We allow promotional posts or requests for feedback in the Your Stage section of the Lounge.
  • Cinematography
    The place to discuss, share content and offer advice and tips on all things lighting, framing, cameras, lenses and technique
    Note: This is not the place to post your own videos for review. We allow promotional posts or requests for feedback in the Your Stage section of the Lounge.
  • Composing
    Discuss, share content, offer tips and advice on hardware, software, style, strategies, process, work-flow and the business of scoring a film, video or theater production
    Note: This is not the place to post your score and sound samples for review. We allow promotional posts or requests for feedback in the Your Stage section of the Lounge.
  • Development
    The place to discuss, share content and offer advice and tips on the film or television development process
  • Distribution
    From film festival strategies to theatrical to VOD to online options to finding and securing a sales agent the place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice on all things related to the distribution process
  • Filmmaking / Directing NEW
    The place to discuss, share content and offer advice and tips on all things filmmaking and the craft of directing. From pre-production to on set practices to navigating the industry and beyond, this is your forum
    Note: This is not the place to post your own reels, shorts or videos for review. We allow promotional posts or requests for feedback in the Your Stage section of the Lounge.
  • Financing / Crowdfunding NEW
    From all facets of a traditional raise to soft money to crowdfunding strategies, this is the place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice regarding raising funds for a project.
    Note: This is not the place to post your financing needs or list your crowdfunding campaign. We allow promotional posts or requests for feedback in the Your Stage section of the Lounge.
  • On Set Crew NEW
    Whether you’re a gaffer, cameraman, set designer, boom operator, key grip or work in any other on set profession, this is the place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice on your chosen craft or the business in general
    Note: This is not the place to post or seek job opportunities. If you're looking for crew for your project, or if you're looking to be a part of a project, please post or search in our Jobs section instead.
  • Post-Production
    Whether you’re an editor, sound editor, Foley artist, compositor, VFX specialist or work in any profession related to the post-production process, this is the place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice on your chosen craft of the business in general
  • Producing
    The place for all producers to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice on raising funds, setting a budget, on set strategies and all other topics related to producing a film, television or theater project
  • Screenwriting
    From structure to content to representation to industry trends, this is the place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice on the craft and business of screenwriting
    Note: This is not the place to post your loglines for review. We allow promotional posts or requests for feedback in the Your Stage section of the Lounge.
  • Transmedia NEW
    The place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice to transmedia – the technique of telling a single story or story across multiple platforms including, but not limited to, games, books, events, films and television

General Discussion

  • Anything Goes
    A free and open forum. The place to discuss anything on your mind film, television and theater related…or not.
    Note: This is not the place to post promotional material. We allow promotional posts or requests for feedback in the Your Stage section of the Lounge. If however you are not promoting yourself, but the post is related to either Acting, Composing, Filmmaking, Producing or any specific topic, please try to post it in the specific Craft and Business Lounge forum.
  • Favorite Movie Quotes
    Everyone has their favorite movie lines – Make our day and post them here
  • Film, TV & Theater Discussion
    The place to discuss and share content regarding movies, shows and plays – write a review, start a fan thread, post pertinent articles/media or just start a general conversation
  • Inspirational & Motivational Quotes
    Give a fellow creative the push they need by posting your favorite inspirational and motivational quotes here
  • Introduce Yourself
    Whether you're new to the site or have been a long standing member of the community, step forward and introduce yourself. And please welcome and support all that do post. Post. Share. Like. Support...
  • Read a Good Book Lately? NEW
    Read a good book about your craft? Or just a good book in general? Share it here.
  • Stage 32 Success Stories
    Find work or representation? Cast your film or project? Secure funding? Made a career altering connection? Maybe Stage 32 just kept you in the game?! Help others in the community by sharing how you used Stage 32 to find success!

Promotion

  • Your Stage NEW
    This is the place to shine the light on yourself by posting your reels, loglines, crowdfunding campaign, personal blog, website or anything else you'd like to solicit feedback on or promote.