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

Sandrene Mathews
Question about working with minors

Hey everyone. I’m brushing up on the SAG regulations for minors, as well as the state regulations since I will be working out of state. This particular state claims that employment under the age of 14 is not permitted. Does this mean we can’t employ the minor if s/he is younger than that, or that we...

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David Trotti

I'd contact the Film Commission for the state or region you're looking to operate in. I've never heard of a state where a film company can't work with a minor, including under 14. The person you spoke...

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Doug Nelson

Minors work in film/tv all the time. Obviously there are certain common sense/legal issues - like a parent/guardian on set... If you're researching SAG - you're dealing with union restrictions, which are not state laws.

Sandrene Mathews

SAG states that certain states have their own regulations in addition to theirs. I eventually found what I was looking for, there was a separate clause for children working in entertainment.

Scott Wohlstein
Safety On Set- Don't Get A Beam In The Eye!

As producers, safety for all stakeholders is our responsibility.From being part of FX and prop dynamics to laser-based focus pulling/distance measuring and object/actor orientation for motion rigs, laser and LED-based camera gear is becoming more prevalent and some of it is flat out dangerous.The "o...

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Martina Cook

Thanks for sharing Scott! :)

James Drago

Good information!

Kate Woodland
I am looking for a list of Film boards , commissions both nationally and regionally for SE Asia

Hi Everyone , I hope that I am posting this topic in the right discussion . I am looking for a list of national and regional South East Asian film boards and commissions. I have tried looking online and not had much luck so if any one could point me in the right direction that would be amazing. Or i...

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Allie Jessing
New Webseries - New Connections

Hi! I have an idea for a web series and so far I've planned the first few episodes to be producible with almost no one on the team but myself. That being said, I'd love to gather a small team of people who are interested in working on the show with me, but I just recently moved to LA and don't know...

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Ryan McCoy

Allie, I am a filmmaker based out of LA and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Shoot me a message here on S32, or send me an email at: rynoryder@hotmail.com I wish you all the best!

Christof Davis

Hello Allie - I'm a UK based composer of music for media, and would love to find out more about your project (granted i'm not LA based but the world is so small these days). Would love to have a chat...

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Michael Rogers

Are you having any luck, Allie? If you still need help, I am available!

Elizabeth Kate

Hi Allie,I’m an actress and writer. Let me know if I can be of help to you!Elizabeth Kate

Peter Borreggine

Allie, I have connections to SONY PICTURES and the Jim Henson Company. Ping me in a PM and let's talk

Leanne Campbell
Block chain

Hi everyone, I want to know if anyone has worked out how to include block chain technology into films?I'd like to start using this technology.

Joe Orlandino

Leanne...it's a great concept, Ethereum Smart Contract especially. The potential disintermediation of the entire indie film process will be a game-changer on the level of Napster. However, I don't thi...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai

There are a number of attempts. I have been studying it for several years and the real question is what do you want to improve or change that blockchain could make more efficient or possible that is n...

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Daejuan Jacobs

Depends on what you're trying to do, what problem you're trying to solve. A lot of time when people are looking at the blockchain as a solution to improve current workflow, what they really should be...

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Joe Orlandino
On hiring a director

Here's an analogy for all you creative producers: When hiring a director it's like hiring the skipper for your boat. You own the boat and you know where you'd like to go. However, you're turning over control to your skipper. Make sure you're in total synch with this person and you trust them with your baby.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

What if he is the writer also?

Warren Eig
Looking for a producing partner

I'm in Los Angeles. I work as a writer/director as well as an editor. I have a few polished screenplays and I'm looking to partner with a producer. I've had projects go to various major studios but I want to direct an independent film, not just sell a script as the writer.You can see some of my work...

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Raymond Zachariasse

I thik whe you have one location it would be possible to do it yourself. I am producig a few shorts here with more locations and that already gives problems :) But tell me, why independent? The direct...

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Warren Eig

Well, independent means independent financing. I would surely go with a studio but not an easy proposition.

Where do you go to find scripts?

Where are the best places to put scripts for potential investors, or ones you use the most? Or do you usually only go through Agents. I am a writer with a litany of completed scripts that I know are of a very high quality. I just don’t know what to do with them or how to get people to take a look. I...

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Shawn M Decker

I have the same question except I am looking to submit a T.V. pilot. Any advice on how to get a pilot script or Mini Bible to Producer or Production company?

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Agents are usually the best to go through, because the producer is least likely to get sued if it's through a recognised agency. The thing is, when your production company gets listed in the right pla...

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Shawn M Decker

@ Erik Is Inktip worth the money?

Ryan McCoy

Shawn and Devin....if either of you would like to schedule a phone call, I would be happy to give you all the advice I have. If you’re interested, feel free to email me at rynoryder@hotmail.com. I wil...

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Shawn M Decker

@ Ryan I will take you up on that. Will email you later.

Tennyson Stead
Bringing my blog to Stage 32

Dear Friends,

After a serious on-set injury that left me disabled and wondering how long I was going to be around, I wound up writing down everything I've learned in showbusiness over a 25 year career in the theater, 10 years spent in the trenches of independent film finance as a development executiv...

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Raymond Zachariasse

I would preferr a table of content, so I can browse through them. For me the part of finding film investors is interesting, but more articles could be too.

Shaun O'Banion

You might want to reach out to the S32 team... they are looking for new blog content and might be interested in posting in bite-sized chunks.

Dan MaxXx

E publish book, $ in your pocket.

Raymond Zachariasse

What Dan said, you could try smashwords. It's free and it can earn you money.

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

I think it would be great if you had a website, on something like wordpress, because it's easy to search. If you decide to duplicate certain content here, great, but it would be nice if it were all tr...

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Cherelynn Baker
Who has memberships with WIFV or WIF?

Hi Stage 32,Quick question - and it tends to lean towards the ladies - just curious, who here has an active membership/or in the past has worked with WIF, Women in Film or WIFV, Women in Film and Video? To up my network ante, I'm considering joining and before I pay up, I would love to hear from som...

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Luis R. Quintero
Anything but super heroes

Hey Stage32 fam!In the current era of the super hero films I feel audiences might get a bit of super (hero) fatigue sooner rather than later. With that said, what type of films are you looking forward to seeing a resurgence in?

Kody Chamberlain

I'm a big fan of crime dramas and crime thrillers. My favorite genre by far.

Luis R. Quintero

I do miss those laugh out loud comedies. Which ones were your favorites?

Raymond Zachariasse

Luis, Mousehunt, baby's day out and the money pit. I also loved the orginal Peter Sellers Pink Panther. In the 80s and 90s there was still a demand for those movies, but it seems to stop. A pity though. I would love to write something like that, even though comedy is hard as.

Kendall Loyd

The Werewolf genre making a comeback.

Doug Nelson

Kendall - Oh, I hope not!

Shaun O'Banion
New Blog Post!

Hello, everyone -Part 2 of my 3 part Stage32 Blog entitled The Come Down: Navigating Normalcy After Festival Wins & Losses has just landed. Give it a look and leave a comment or ask a question if you have a moment. Thanks so much!

James Drago

This was such a good series! Thank you, Shaun!

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