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Great to be here!
What a great opportunity! Way to go S32!
Hi everyone... has anyone else had trouble logging into this page?
Hello, all! My name is Kay Ross, I'm the Community Manager here at Stage32. Welcome!
Conrad Weaver I think the stage32 website crashed due to the volume of people
Hello From Florida!
Hello fellow filmmakers/TV makers/Producers!
I am Eugene Mandelcorn, a Producer/Writer. I ran an International Organization of Filmmakers for 20 years and a Sales & Marketing Company that sold films around the world for 11 years. I am presently involved in putting together an International Studio Without Borders or Walls. We are looking for talent above and below the line. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ahhh! Stage32 is back up!
Hey'all from Los Angeles, screenwriter in feature, tv space, with producing background.. @ArunKVir
Hi everyone. Good evening fromthe UK!
Hey, Conrad Weaver! Yeah, just a little technical difficulty, but we're back up!
Hello, everyone! Joining the session from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Hi, everyone, apparently no one really went into the writing room, looks like everyone is here. Looking to connect with fellow TV writers (dramas) who love family programming.
Executive Producer here for Blindogg Productions in pre-production of the Unfinished Business [the TV series] Finally got into Stage 32 here. Bit of a backlog I guess on the servers. Glad to be in on the webinar.
hello from Manitoba Canada
yay... we;re back!
Phew! That took a lot of getting in! Hi Everyone.
Hi everyone, I'm Kate a director, producer. I also teach Directing at UCLA and also my own Diversity Director Workshop which I launched last year. Our participants Films just got into it's 9th Film Festival. During the Pandemic I've been blessed with the time to work and develop 2 TV shows. One about Marilyn Monroe and the other about Former Slave Biddy Mason. So good to connect here and THANK YOU RB & Amanda for hosting this and all the amazing events you do :)
Hey fellows! I am in the Netherlands.I think this is interesting...
Yay! Finally got in. Friendly hello from Hollywood!
Great w-shop! hi everyone! happy to connect :)
Hi from LA! Stoked to see we momentarily broke Stage 32 with everyone trying to hop on. Excited to meet y'all. I'm a director/writer/producer currently in post for my latest short.
I have to refresh the page all the time to see new messages :(
Hello there! I'm a fantasy author who's adapting her book into an animated series! Nice to meet everyone!
Hi Everyone. Happy to be here. Thank you for sharing.
Can someone explain why I don't see nor hear the this session
Oh, yay, the link finally worked!
Thanks to Stage32 for this amazing learning chance!
I'm a director/screenwriter based in Seoul, South Korea. Let's connect
Hey Amanda! Loving it. Thank you!
Hello, lovely to meet everyone :)
I was chatting with myself in the zoom chat all this time.
Lovely to meet everyone. Good to be here.
Wow 20,000 ppls :) Hi All
HAVING TROUBLE LOGGING INTO THIS PAGE OVER 20 MIN. CANN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP. I DID NOT GET A ZOOM INVITE OR ANYTHING - JUST A SERIES OF NUMBER
So glad to see so many people here! Yes, this is a forum-based platform, so after you comment, you may need to reload the page to see new comments. Don't forget to add members to your network by clicking on the PLUS symbol on their profile icon!
Hi! I'm glad this is working! I'm a Producer & Line Producer with 3 decades of diverse crew experience. This seminar is great!
Hello Everyone! Film Producer out of San Antonio, Texas! What's y'alls 20?
excited to be here
George V.K. I added you cause I related too hard with your comment hahah. Feeling alone in a 20000 people sea
Hi guys I’m a Writer/Director, Exec Producer and a Showrunner. No matter how much experience we have. We are always learning more. These zoom calls are an amazing chance to keep learning and understanding our industry! :-)
Denise Pendleton - did you register for the webinar? Once registered, you will get a link.
I want to have this presentation from Chris Mack can you please e-mail it or post it here Amanda Toney Thank you
My purpose is to change the world for the better. My vehicle to reach my goal is the entertainment industry. A wise man once said the people who are crazy enough to think they can change to world are the one's who do.
Hey All! It's a good presentation so far! Hello from Chicago....
Hi, I am a film maker from Manchester, UK. Thank you to Stage 32 for putting together a great seminar.
Wow, this guys on fire! :D
Hello from the Bahamas! Glad to be here. Learning so much
So glad to see so many new members! Just a friendly reminder - your profile name must be the full name of the individual on the account. No handles or company names are allowed as Stage32 is all about creating a safe and transparent space. Thank you!
Thanks, Stage 32 for the great workshop!
Loving this webinar. So grateful for the opportunity to learn this valuable information from Mr. Mack!
This information is priceless...!
Hello everyone. Video editor and shooter here. Worked on Cocaine Cowboys: Los Muchachos and I'm looking to provide value to your next project. Follow me on instagram @nathanscamera.
Hello all! Does anyone know if the slides that Christopher is presenting will be available to us offline?
Hi from Vancouver, Canada! I'm a Producer/Line Producer and loving this webinar, so informative. Thanks Stage 32!
on the reference point he just mentioned, if anyone hasn't checked out ShotDeck, I highly reccomend it. shotdeck.com (not affiliated, just a fan)
Hi all! Happy to be here - originally from San Francisco, but now producing in Austin, TX! Big thanks to Stage32 for putting this together!
Greetings from Austin TX - Writer Producer.
Hi People here from LA! Glad to be here. I'm a hyphen. Producer/actor/writer with a legal background. Glad to be here!!
Not the only one, Marci!
Howdy from So Cal. - Writer/Producer.
Hello to everyone here!! This is so amazing, learning so much. INCREDBLE!!!
Hey y'all I'm from Orlando, but just moved to Atlanta a few weeks ago! Loving the webinar so far!
very good presentation... thank you
Hey From Boston :)
This stuff is GOLD!
Great question, Brian Herskowitz! Typically, as part of the re-play, the presentation will be available via PDF. Look for a follow-up email after this is wrapped saying that the recording is available for viewing!
Hi, from LA. I am Japanese Producer, Director, TV , Radio Host and Actress. Nice to meet you!
Awesome and very informative.
Ey up, me ducks. Watching from the UK
Hi from the Uk
Hello! I write adult animation comedy, currently producing a two-minute proof-of-concept. In LA, originally from Chicago.
Hello from Mexico, I am documentary producer and curator for Guanajuato International Film Festival, glad to be here!
Oh man! This is so professional! Pure Diamond! Thanks so much Stage 32!
I'm a writer/director from Southern California. I made a feature called ALGORITHM (12.5m views).
Hiya from New Orleans... Writer/Director
This is awesome. Thanks for organizing.
Writer-Director from New York here. Good to meet you all!
Hi All, this has been really great..
Hey there everyone! I'm a Director/Producer from Los Angeles.
Hey All! been in the chat on zoom. Great talk!
Hello all! Writer/director/actor based in Vancouver getting inspired by the webinar and also the this community! :)
This has been great for confirming to me that I'm already amazing at writing pitch documents. cough cough
(Hi, sometimes I pretend I have any confidence in myself at all when the reality is GOD NO)
Hello from just outside Boston! Producer - film, theatre, and way, way too many operas.
Chris is a great educator and provides insightful tips for pitching Netflix but anywhere!
Hello! I am theatre & film director and writer living in Los Angeles. Http://www.maryamazor.com
So excited to see so many international participants! Also, would love to know what the Netflix series is that you mentioned to Christopher - I said The Queen's Gambit and On My Block.
Hi everyone. Director/Producer/Cinematographer. I am based in New Jersey.
Karen - I'm really enjoying Lacasa de Papel ("Money Heist") at the moment.
Fantastic information and amazing examples given! And you can find a lot of other examples of pitches and bibles online, john august has a number of his site (easy to google and find). and you can find the original Breaking Bad pitch from Vince and how it grew and changed over its life.
ha... and now he mentions it.
Wahoo! 5 minute break!
Okay I'm sitting on the zoom login page with no passcode... what happened?
Hi everyone! I am a teen actress, writer, and filmmaker! I'm so grateful to be learning all of this amazing information! You can get to know me on Instagram @aleshahbrown !!
Happy to be here.. great seminar
Writer Director and Camera'
Just to confirm - on the Q&A from the Zoom Webinar, Harrison says, "We'll have the recording of this entire presentation including the PowerPoint available to rewatch later through your Stage 32 account." So, once logged in, hover over the Education tab at the top of the page, select "My Education", and you should see all the webinars you've registered for. Click this one, and it will take you to the recording and supporting material (once available).
Hello from Portland, Oregon. Enjoying this webinar as I am a nonfiction producer developing scripted material for limited series. Excited to dive deeper into Stage 32 community & making new connections on a global scale.
Hola! Im a mexican filmmaker (director, scriptdoctor, showrunner, producer) and the singer from the punk eclectical orchestra DRAMA QUEERS! If you want new music for 2021, here's a gift as a pleased to meet you note: www.dramaqueers.com
The psychological thrilling musical videos are done by our production company. MAYBE WE CAN JOIN SUPER POWERS (we have edgy violent, dark humor, queer films and series): https://armadillozzz.tumblr.com/
My bad - Amanda just said no PowerPoint, but yes, the recording will be available.
We broke Stage 32 temporarily. Just a question- Who here is currently repped as a writer (manager/ agent)?
Is he not sharing his screen anymore?
And... we're back! Great question, Edgar Ribon! Do you have a question about being repped? I would say to post that question in the Screenwriting Lounge here: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting Or are you looking for a writer? You could post a job listing here: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs/add
This has been a great resource already for those of us who make pitch documents. I now know where I went wrong with my previous ones and what to expand on in the future.
Santiago Tamagnone I can still see it. Maybe try refreshing your feed?
Who is here from the UK? Apart from me :-)
in fun contrast to this solid method, google "Story diamond" for a prime example of his prior slide, i.e. turning story into math. :)
Hello all, CEO from a UK production company making diverse content from award winning natural history docos, feature films and Tv series. Love to network. Peace all :)
Thank you Amanda Toney for posting the links
That's so great to hear, Matt Salem! Pete Tomkies - You can also start a post in the Producing Lounge asking to connect with others in the UK: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/producing
Thanks Karen "Kay" Ross :-)
You are most welcome, Pete Tomkies!
I like how Christopher is breaking down how each TV season is like a Feature Film!
Jill Bugbee - Agreed! It really puts a "season arc" into sharp focus!
Jill Bugbee Yes, this really helps me think about what each episode could feel like and should accomplish.
I am blown away with all this fabulous info.
Talking about the collaboration!! This brings it home that a lot of people don't consider....
And really enjoying the idea of coming back to the blank page.
This was an amazing workshop!
Fantastic. Thank you so much
Amazing presentation..thank you
Hi all. Producer in Los Angeles, CA; background is in independent film but I recently acquired the rights to a brilliant series (STATE CHASER) that I'm excited to bring to the market. Such a joy to be here; such a pleasure to meet you all.
Lupin - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2531336/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
Hi everyone from Los Angeles. Great webinar! Anyone inspired to write a new pilot?
What a great workshop!
The show Your Honor hits all the spots of the heroe’s journey
Christopher Mack is an amazing instructor! Thank you, SO MUCH.
In the Season Summaries section of the Pitch Document, how many seasons should we explore and outline?
What is the best way to get in to pitch a show?
Incredible webinar! Best one i've seen in a while :)
Lupin is great. Waiting excitedly to see what happens next. This show not to be confused with Lupin III which was a great show, but not the same =}
Great! How do I find an agent?! hah
Very informative and great presentation! Kudos!
This was an amazing webinar! Love to network from Iceland with love you guys.
I went to film school and this webinar has taught me more in a couple of hours than 4 years of attending classes. So practical and insughtful!
What does it take to get a Korean/Chinese drama onto Netflix? Does the script have to be in English or the native language?
Anyone want to get in touch about a really great funny, heartfelt, LGBT digital series I'm working on about a Singing Telegram performer in New York? We're looking for a producer(s). Hit me up and we can start a conversation!
Thank you! Christopher Mack is a wealth of knowledge. The slide presentation was a bible in itself to the writing process and pitching Netflix.
Nice one, very informative. Thanks!
Hey, Edward Grey! Be sure to add the logline for this project on your profile so visiting members can give you feedback and inquire about it further! https://www.stage32.com/loglines
Thank you Stage 32, Chris this gave a lot of clarity
This was such a great workshop! Very informative and motivating. Was able to understand what was explained easily and I was engaged the whole time. Thank you for offering this!
As a follow-up, if any other members are looking to connect with producers, other than networking on the platform (your profile, posting, commenting, direct messaging - always free!), you can also pitch directly to executives: https://www.stage32.com/scriptservices/pitch-sessions
BONUS: one of the best benefits of Stage32 is CHOOSING who reads your script, whether for script coverage (https://www.stage32.com/scriptservices/coverage) which gives you written notes or script consulting (https://www.stage32.com/scriptservices/consulting) which gives you a one-on-one call for feedback. This is a fantastic value to get that feedback since a typical "Hollywood Meeting" to pitch your script would just give you a "no" or a "tell me more".
Also, ANY script that gets a double recommendation on coverage (recommend the writer and the script) will be added to our monthly LookBook that is circulated to all our executives! What a Win-Win! You get feedback and the opportunity to reach industry executives!
Comprehensive, covered a lot of ground and provided helpful direction, thank you :)
Wow! Tones of useful information,
Very useful information! Thanks a lot for this opportunity!
Such a wealth of advice from Chris - loved every minute of it!
This was so so good. Thank you!
Thanks. Waiting for a feature film pitching webinar
Amazing webinar! Thanks so much for the great insights, Chris, and big thanks to the Stage 32 team for making this presentation available to us all!
I love Holland! Great place and people!
Thanks so much!
This was excellent. I studied in the 90s with Robert McKee. Chris did a great job.
I am a fan of the soccer team! Legends
Would love to collaborate
Thanks, Karen "Kay" Ross - all done!
This was amazing!! I am a total newbie to this insudtry, Im currently going through a change in careers and this has been so illuminating and informative!! All the best from the UK!!
Really great! So appreciate this opportunity!
That was like a live Master Class!! Thank you!!
This was wonderful! So informative. Thank you!
This was so awesome and to anyone who wants to learn the art of becoming a Director and a better storyteller my next "Directors Chair 50/50 inclusion workshop begins on Zoom, March 1st. DM me or email: email@example.com for more information. So far this year we have films at 9 Film Festivals and these directors had NEVER directed before!
Amazing ... super grateful of been able to participate...Thank you a lot of amazing tips...
All I can say is WOW! Thank you Chris
Being I meant
Amazing! So much useful information! Thank you Amanda, RB & Chris. Check it out if you haven't!
Chris Mack did a fantastic job presenting the webinar :)
Yeah that was quite neat and helpful
Hi guys my name is Vital and I'm from Slovenia. I had some problems getting on Stage32 before but I just wanted to say that it was a great webinar and I learned a lot and even got inspired to add some important information to the pitch that I'm working on for a TV series.
This was a superb seminar! I'm a (smalltime) award winning comedy performer, published writer and indie producer with a love for humor, the supernatural and the mysterious and a keen interest in interactive entertainment. I use my experiences with 10 different childhood families and childhood trauma plus varied life experience as a journalist/performer/producer to weave together tales related to identity, redemption, spirituality, self awareness. I've gained my industry experience by producing my own writing for live shows, commercial projects, publications and web series plus working as freelance crew in Kentucky on various projects for individual clients and networks like ESPN, Discovery, and ABC. I wanted to move away from the spotlight and in 2019, I turned my focus to pilot writing, which led to an exciting first year as a finalist for prestigious writing fellowships like Sundance Episodic Labs, Imagine Impact and a semi-finalist for the Disney/ABC Writer's Fellowship - through the process, I learned so much about being a better storyteller in all avenues. I'd love to connect, I love to learn and meet new people!
Next steps - beginning to approach representation and mentorship.
HUGE thank you to all who attended and those who shared the word on social media! Please continue to do so and to tag us at @stage32 and @RBwalksintoabar so we can give you credit! And, of course, if you received value today (and how could you not), please invite others to our (and it is all of ours) community! The more creatives, the stronger the more opportunity. And the more opportunity, the more success stories.
And, of course, all respect and love to Chris for absolutely knocking the cover off the ball with that presentation and doing so with such positive energy and love. That's what it's all about - selflessness, collaboration, and one love.
So great to meet so many of you! Can't wait to get to know you all more. Cheers!
Thank you Stage32 for this talk (tuned in from Greece)! It was really helpful, informative and inspiring to hear from a Netflix "pillar" and get insights into the process. Thank you also for offering this for free and making it accessible to all - amazing!
Pietro Barana - We have a previous webinar about how Netflix works with filmmakers: https://www.stage32.com/webinars/Netflix-Distribution-101-How-to-Better-... Definitely worth checking out!
Thank you Richard "RB" Botto, Amanda Toney , Christopher Mack, and the rest of my Stage32 Team for making this event possible! So energizing, so inspiring! Paying it forward right now! * long-distance high-five *
Whew! SO many new faces! WELCOME, ALL! If you are new to the lounges, you can comment for all to see at the bottom of the thread, add an AT symbol in order to address your response to someone specific, or direct message any member to follow up on a question by clicking on their profile icon.
Thanks so much for the love! We love providing actionable information, so... what's one thing you'll be doing now that you've seen this webinar?
Well, that was fun! Thrilled with the amount of insightful comments we received and absolutely loved that we had people turning in from over 160 countries! It's been my honor for the last 10 years putting together Stage 32's unparalleled education. I know some people weren't able to get the links I gave during the webinar so you can check them out here:
Don't hesitate to send me a DM if you ever need suggestions on what to take!
Hey everyone! I'm the Education Director here at Stage 32 and am SO grateful you all joined us today. Wasn't Chris freaking great? I learned so much and now I want to watch Breaking Bad all over again (if I can find the emotional strength).
If you liked the education you saw today, we have A LOT more where that came from. Over 1500 hours of valuable education on all aspects of film, TV and new media, and content for beginners all the way to experts in the field (Oscar and Emmy award winners take advantage of this stuff too).
Reach out to me at any time! I'm always happy to help or point you in the right direction of the right education for you. You can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much to the whole Stage 32 team and Christopher Mack for giving so much of his time and knowledge! Would be great to connect with anyone and looking to talk shop on pitching.
Very informative and insightful!! Thank you very much!!
Hey, Kamran Khan! We often talk about pitching in the Screenwriting Lounge (https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting) and the Producing Lounge (https://www.stage32.com/lounge/producing). Definitely jump in with a conversation-starting question to meet like-minded creatives! Also, you can scroll through the different posts and comment to mix and mingle.
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:
Highly recommend going down this list and the one in the Producing Lounge and hit the + button on every profile pic. Everyone here attended the webcast and posted here. That means their like-minded and serious like you about their pursuits and goals. Great way to power network!
Will this be available anywhere to watch? I live in Australia and had to miss it because I worked til a few hours before it started (my time). So keen to see it!
So excited to meet all the new members! I am feeling INSPIRED after Christopher Mack's amazing workshop!
Hello and welcome to our new members! We have so much more amazing, helpful, and inspiring resources on the Stage 32 blog! https://www.stage32.com/blog - if anyone is interested in writing a blog for the Stage 32 community, you can email me at email@example.com
My manager called me towards the end of the call. Will the PowerPoint presentation be posted anywhere? Does anyone know :-)
Ps. Hiiiiiii I’m Alicia. Happy to be apart of the Stage 32 family!
this was an awesome webinar! I know I will be watching and rewatching as I produce the series that I already have in production.
I am a bit late to the discussion, because being based in Sydney Australia I went straight from the webinar into work.
I got in front of my computer at 5:50 a.m. to be ready for this webinar and it was worth it.
I want to join the others in saying Chris Mack was excellent. All solid information.
A big thanks to everyone involved in getting this together. I appreciate the effort involved.
I had to leave and would like to watch it. Where and when can I see it?
Hey, Alicia LaDawn! No worries, the recording will be made available in the next couple of days (not the PDF, though). Just hover at the Education tab at the top, then click on My Education, and it will take you to your purchased webinars/labs, and you should see the link for this one (once available).
Wow, 5:50am is dedication, Richard Fricker! I love it! Thanks for joining us!
So glad to have more and more members stop in and add to this thread - WELCOME, ALL!
If you'd like to introduce yourselves, say a little about what you do, what you'd like to be doing, and who you'd like to meet, then I warmly invite you to post in the Introduce Yourself Lounge! https://www.stage32.com/lounge/introduce_yourself
Don't forget, after you post, scroll through the lounge, and read and respond to others' posts as well! It's the best way to really connect!
Hi — So I've looked in the 'My Education' bin and hadn't seen the pitching webinar recording/link. Does anyone know why this is or have it in theirs?
What an outstanding webinar yesterday, huh? I'm a writer | producer| director in Los Angeles, CA. Hope to see you around and perhaps work with you someday.
What a great webinar that was.. Thank you for all the valuable information.
The webinar was amazing. Thank you so much.
Is it available?
Fantastic webinar! I got so much valuable information about pitching to and working with Netflix (even more than I got from working on a Netflix series)! Thank you Chris Mack and Stage 32!
Thank you so much to Stage 32 team especially to Christopher Mack for his time and knowledge.
The webinar is now available on demand: https://www.stage32.com/webinars/Stage-32-%20-Netflix-Present-Television...
My appreciation to Christopher Mack, Richard "RB" Botto , Amanda Toney , Karen "Kay" Ross, and all of the Stage32 Team for this brilliant webinar. I was there 'on the day' but I am very, very late to this thread. I have, however, taken RB's advice and clicked on a heap of + symbols with the aim of networking with a lot of serious, professional, Creative people. Wishing you, all, every success.
Having watched the webinar, and re-watched and re-watched - there's so much great stuff here - two things continue to pop out.
In the Section 6 (season summaries) detail, I'm still not clear if this section should cover just the first season or continue on with broadstrokes for subsequent seasons. Can someone answer this?
Second, other than a brief mention in the beginning, Section 7, potential episodes, this section was never expanded on. Did I miss something? Was there a discussion I missed? If there was more info on this section, I'd like to get it.
super useful and interesting. thanks.