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

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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Theresa Joy Lorenzetti

Right, I follow; in most cases Blockchain development stems from the cybercurrency desire for cash free access to the marketplace. I can't see any other real reason.

Joe Orlandino
Upcoming costume designer

Fellow S32'ers...If you're doing a micro or ULB project, I am recommending you connect with SAMANTHA YONAN here on the platform. I've met with her several times now and she's the real thing when it comes to costuming..

Abdur Mohammed
Promo clip for book and screenplay

Hello all. In an effort to generate publicity and interest for my novel (available in print and digital), and more so, interest in my television pilot, I have been considering having a short clip produced, a trailer if you will. I have no clue how to go about this, and was wondering what you all thi...

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Joleene Moody

Abdur Mohammed I would post this is the JOBS section, as well as other lounges, like the ACTING lounge or the FILMMAKING lounge. Your more apt to find actors in these areas.

Also, if you post the part...

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Abdur Mohammed

Thank You Joleene...that is really helpful. I'd much rather resort to finding talent on Stage 32. Much appreciated.

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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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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Mark Schaefer

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Joleene Moody

@Tennyson, email me. I am the content curator for the stage32 blog. I'd love to talk about some of your posts. joleene@stage32.com

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!

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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Mike W. 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

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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Warren Eig
Warren Eig
Warren Eig (Writer, Producer, Director and Editor) is an Award-Winning Director who has been involved in feature films and television for many years. A native of...
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.

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!

Cherelynn Baker
NATPE: who goes - and why?

HI Stage 32'ers,

I'm considering attending NATPE this year - it would be my first time and I'm just curious, if you have gone, your experience, was it worth it? Or, more importantly, did you sell your show

Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts and experiences!

Doug Nelson

Doesn't look like there's much interest from the folk in here - sad! Miami is on the wrong coast for me but I have been known to wander about the West Coast version down in L.A. where I've made some v...

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Heather Hale

Hey Cherelynn, I can help you.

RB emailed me a heads up to see if I could jump in here and help out.

I used to be the VP of Programming at NATPE; have done tons of behind the scenes pitch prep for them...

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Cherelynn Baker

Hi Heather, thank you so much for the insight and invite. I'm switching to personal email. Richard "RB" Botto THANK YOU SO MUCH for the connection. I appreciate you sharing!

Michael D. Stern

Heather Hale Maybe I'll pop over

Heather Hale

Cherelynn - got your email, responded - holler if you have any more questions! You got this!

Izzibella Beau
Streaming Series

I plan on producing and directing my own streaming series based on my book series. I have a tentative start date that I've set for myself for Fall of 2019. I'm taking my time so everything can be done correctly, i.e. marketing, financials, and distribution channels explored. My question is for those...

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Ryan McCoy

I think both could work, it all depends on the content and how good it is. I haven’t personally seen a difference and I put out co tent that’s anywhere from 2 minutes long, to an hour and a half. Best of luck to you!

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