Hey folks, Just wanted to drop a note to encourage those who might be wondering about the value of this site. Taken by itself, just the experience of discovering the vast number of creative people who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about film making here has been enriching for me, and continues to be. But beyond that I've experienced some concrete results in the way of collaborations. Since uploading some demos of my film composing, and spending a good deal of time reading lounge posts (and occasionally responding to them), I was contacted by two energetic and creative Stage 32 members who wanted to work with me. Both involved projects that are at the high standard of quality I am interested in. With Glen Kinnaird, a boundlessly imaginative and thoroughly involved member of the local theater scene at the heart of Broadway in New York City, I've found a fruitful partnership and a new musical project with exciting potential. My collaborations with actor/director Michael Gier have already resulted in two short films, one which has already reached a combined viewer base of 40 million people. Distribution deals for future feature film work with Michael, where I am signed on as composer, are currently in the pipeline. I know that a great number of industry professionals found their success by being there as friends and collaborators found their own successes. This is a great place to find those people who you can tell are destined for greater things -- just like you are. I encourage you all to look at each others demos, find people you believe in. You can definitely make this site work for you. That's what I've found. Stay positive!