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

Christina Hart
I'm Pursuing A Career On Filming Grizzly Bears In Katmai National Park, Alaska

Hi everyone,

     My name is Christina Hart. I live in California. I'm new at Stage 32. I'm planning to start my own wildlife documentary TV show that will be a children's TV series on PBS Kids that will be filmed on location in Katmai National Park, Alaska where I will teach the children about the g...

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Stavros Georgiadis

You might be, for documentary, look at the D-Word for documentary practitioners. Google it. I think you will find it worthwhile.

Stavros Georgiadis

I think you would be interested in the D-Word for documentary practitioners. Google it.

Doug Nelson

There is something very guttural about eye-locking with a big silver tip that's sizing you up for lunch. Believe me!

Cornell Hampton

Hi, Christina. I live in California also. Please note, no one will give you money unless you can prove you know how to spend it correctly. So with that being said. Dont. I repeat. Dont give up on your...

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Kiril Maksimoski

Christina, before making some final decisions, check this documentary if haven't already...

It's not all about money...It's about Grizzlies too.....

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Karen "Kay" Ross
First Time on Set? Check This Out

This was a video put together by a UK company as part of BFI, but it does run you through the basics. For those of you who needed this - you're welcome! Also, I just love listening to all the different UK accents LOL!

Remembe...

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Doug Nelson

I have sound stage envy.

Heidi Schussman

That was super interesting to me. Firstly, I thought it was cool to be able to swivel the screen to see everything in the room. Secondly, as a writer, it's amazing to see everything that follows after I create the screenplay. Thanks Kay for sharing this.

Giridharan Ma
Seeking Producers for South Indian Film

I am a Director and have a good women centric survival thriller script like ‘Vacancy’ movie. Looking for Producers to get this started. I am from Southern part of India. Have done couple of short films in USA. My script can be shot either in India or anywhere in the world. It just need two locations...

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Kyle O'Connor
The Venture into Podcasting

Hello fellow producers! I'm a sound designer and editor with a background in TV and film. Recently I've been slowly taking on more podcasting work, and have noticed with a lot of job opportunities that the roles of "editor" and "producer" become one.

Anyone on here with any podcasting experience or i...

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Stuart Wright

Connection accepted ... speak soon

Barry Kopulos

Kyle I got into my podcast by pure luck only having 1yr of radio when I did my 90min audition the producer was so impressed by offthecuff audition she gave me a spot which would go into 40 countries with 100k listeners.

Barry Kopulos

I have been attending lots of summits and will attend 10 day one podcast movement in mid o October

Percy Brown

I have a podcast myself, ThePrinceofFreshAir available on Spotify. Would love to connect and work with you!

Barry Kopulos

Mine is READY SET ACTION I have many interested even met former specialfx with george Lucas now web trainer

Patrick Peter
Looking For A Producer For A Short Screenplay (17 PAGES)

Amid pandemic, the survival of two caregivers to their susceptible grandfather depends only on his intercession to heavens.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Gret questions, Cherelynn Baker! Don't forget you can list the position on a job post: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs/add And be prepared for where you want the short to go - proof of concepts are...

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Patrick Peter

No Cherelynn, it's not any paid. Truly I don't have funding at all for the production. The producer could have the choice to make either festivals or online. All I want is a credit given to be as a wr...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Have you listed your script here and on Script Revolution? That will help you to garner attention, too.

Patrick Peter

No Karen, I'm yet to do that. I guess this will get me the attention needed. Thanks!

Doug Nelson

Jack, I drop 'em in the same bin as the Zombie scripts - but that's just me.

Jalleh Doty
Confusion

Ok so I got this book series called The Last Savior. I know as a submission gatekeepers are expecting one book, but how do I submit a series? I've tried to submit my pitch for The Last Savior book 1 in order to entice people, but now I am thinking, do I submit the whole series? Or will gatekeepers make further inquires if there kinda interested?

Doug Nelson

These 'gatekeepers' of which you speak read for Studios/Producers, Agents and sometimes Managers. They will make no further inquiries of you. They will advise their clients to pass, consider or recommend. That's their only option.

Jalleh Doty

thank you Mr Sprat, To answer your questions I am trying to sell the film rights. I am aiming towards a TV series or a film. I've sold 150 copies through self publishing and it got accepted by a publi...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
How Has Football Changed Your Area?

It's little surprise that we've all been looking forward to the return to America's favorite (yes, debatable), however in the industry, keeping Football alive and well has been a huge boon.

How has the return of Football influenced your neck of the woods? Commercial work increased? New requirements...

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Doug Nelson

I still shoot the occasional 'B' roll for car commercials.

Karen "Kay" Ross
Locations Managers Have Never Been So Important

Especially if you want your local industry to ramp back up! The Northern CA commissioner could have just made it a blanket statement when reopening, but instead, she emailed 400 Location Managers to help jumpstart economic growth. 400 voices will grab more attention than the one. It just goes to sho...

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How Humboldt-Del-Norte's Film Commissioner Aims to Restart Filming in the Northern California Area
How Humboldt-Del-Norte's Film Commissioner Aims to Restart Filming in the Northern California Area
California's Humboldt-Del-Norte County is open for business. Film commissioner Cassandra Hesseltine sent out an email to over 400 location managers heralding the news in an effort to promote economic…
Karen "Kay" Ross
Creative Producers: The COVID Love Letter as a Feature Film

Saw this fantastic announcement about the indie film shot during COVID, Shoot the Rooster, and how it started - as a love letter during the lockdown.

I know we "creative producers" aren't always the writers, but we definitely understand the balance between story and resources. So, I'm curious - what...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai
Covid Guidelines Union Wide on California Now

**Note that there have been comments on how to do a covid-safe production here recently; NONE of them, which contain good and practical ideas, can come close to compliance with these "guidelines."

Finally, an agreement timed to come into force as the covid situation resolves... Read it for yourself....

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Hollywood Labor Unions Reach Deal to Resume Film and TV Production During Covid
Hollywood Labor Unions Reach Deal to Resume Film and TV Production During Covid
Hollywood is finally back up and running! The major Hollywood labor unions (representing writers, actors and directors) have reached a deal with studios, networks, major companies and independent prod…
Joleene DesRosiers
Is it Worth Submitting to Virtual Film Festivals?

Hey, all. I did a search and pulled up a few posts on this topic, but I didn't find any lounge threads related to this question. If you know of any that exist, I'd love to read them if you can share the link. Otherwise...

Who here is submitting projects to film/television festivals during COVID? 

What...

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Joleene DesRosiers

Laurie Gabriel I am very aware of how to submit. And I have no problem talking to people. I've been to several festivals. So my question wasn't HOW to submit...my question was anchored in the current...

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Laurie Gabriel

I apologize. I misunderstood your questions. Good luck!

Doug Nelson

Joleene - my personal observation only: There are no benefits for you. Oh sure you can network and make connections but the connections that result are with low level wannabes/beginners who look to yo...

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Kiril Maksimoski

I would say - yes! Award is award and promotion is promotion...however this "new" reality misses somewhat of real film-maker motivations...travel, parties, hotels, covered expenses... ah...those were the days...:)

Brian Carlin

Hi Joleene DesRosiers ! I just finished a short film and have submitted to several fests on Filmfreeway - but these are for festivals that I have attended previously and enjoyed. Most of them have pus...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai
Academy Awards Announce New Guidelines for Best Picture

Announced yesterday in Variety. Very wide sweeping diversity guidelines. I would say MOST films will NOT meet these guidelines. I would like to know what people think about these.

But if you are a producer, investor or potential crew member who seriously wants to be part of a film which in prep alre...

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Oscars Announce New Inclusion Requirements for Best Picture Eligibility
Oscars Announce New Inclusion Requirements for Best Picture Eligibility
The diversity and inclusion initiative has been a heavy focus for the Oscars the past few years, shown by the expansive membership initiative. As part of the Academy Aperture 2025 initiative, the Acad…
Socks Whitmore

There will always be many great films shortchanged for an Oscar just as there have been films that may not have been the most deserving but won for reasons other than quality. The Academy is far from...

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Dan MaxXx

Here is the current Board of Governors. They are not retirees; they're still working, and if they are the gateskeepers for Academy voters, it's a lot better than 20 or 40 years ago when the majority o...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Dan MaxXx (board is not membership...and they're demonstrably still out of touch)

Craig Prickett

As the 2 biggest markets for movies are North America the most diverse population on earth and China diversity in story telling just makes good sense.To get an Arts Grant in the UK which is an essenti...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Great point, Craig Prickett!

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