Stage 32 Success Stories

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HIRED TO WRITE A FEATURE FILM........Thank you R.B., all of Stage 32!

I thought I wrote this a couple of days ago, but can't locate it and wanted everyone to know...DON'T GIVE UP!! Because Stage 32 offered assistance and guidance and everything in the world a want-to-be screenwriter needs to become successful and because Joey took 10 minutes for me and told me to CONC...

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Richard Chiu

Congrats!

Athauda Pathiranage Upul Athauda

Thanks

Debbie Elicksen

That is so wonderful. Congratulations.

Lee Musgrave

Wonderful. Enjoy the challenge.

Mark Deuce

Jessica Rose How are things going now in 2022?

Kevin J. Howard
Quarterfinalist in the Atlanta Film Festival!!

I’m thrilled my #scifi #thriller, “The Celestial Highway” is a Quarterfinalist in the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition! Congrats to all on the list!

Maurice Vaughan

Congrats on “The Celestial Highway” being a Quarterfinalist, Kevin J. Howard!

Kevin Jackson

Congrats Kevin

Wendy Weising

Yay! Great job.

GiGi Raines

Congratulations Kevin!

Jed Power

Congrats, Kecin!

Philip Sedgwick
ZAP! in the Kansas City FilmFest International

This morning news came in that my short film ZAP! was selected to the 25th Annual Kansas City FilmFest International! Congrats to all the team.

This selection is particularly sweet as our producer, Lesley Cessna-Kontowicz was born in Missouri and has family ties to Kansas City, and I spent my teen ye...

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Maurice Vaughan

You're welcome. Sounds like a funny film. Are you working on other projects?

Philip Sedgwick

Thanks, Maurice. We get a heap of surprise laughter outburst at the end. Yeah, working on a heap of things... many (most) I'm not in the position to discuss. But I do want to do another short in 2021, then set my sights on grander schemes.

Maurice Vaughan

You're welcome. I understand you can't disclose the projects. What genre of short film are you looking to make?

Philip Sedgwick

It'll be a drama of sorts... I'm figuring to work with four primary actors for it... haven't decided which script I'll shoot of mine, but I'm percolating.

Maurice Vaughan

Ok. Looking forward to hearing more about your Drama short film as you work on it.

Jill A. Hargrave
Signed with an Agent, today.

I met with him today and decided this would be a good fit. The agreement is only to represent my screenplay, "The Bottom Line" for one year and see where we go from there. He does have a proviso in the contract to have first look at my other screenplays. He has 30 days from receiving other screenpla...

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Ashley Danaa

that sound great

Vivek Singhania

Congratulations!

Jill A. Hargrave

Thank you all for your support. I appreciate it. Loved your story about how you got your agent, Doug.

Jill A. Hargrave

The way I found my agent was through the WGA Platform. As a member, I have access to all the agents who have signed the "Code of Contact" agreement. I made a cold call to him and he agreed to read my...

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Nathan Grimm

Congrats; out of curiosity, is it an agent that found you or are you paying him?

Tennyson Stead
Your Crankiest Blogger Just Placed in the Stage 32 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Semifinals!

...with a screenplay called Quantum Theory, which is a low-budget, female-driven sci-fi heist movie I've been developing to for as long as I've been a part of this community. If you know me, you know that I've championed this project though brain injury, through homelessness, through the pandemic, a...

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Bamutiire Jerry Edmund

DAVID LYNCH AND THE TWO HOLLYWOODS: https://www.stage32.com/blog/David-Lynch-and-the-Two-Hollywoods is my favorite of your Stage 32 blog articles, Tennyson Stead! It's a classic! I love the classic in...

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Carmen Boykin

Jerry, I did read the article. Very humbling about being of service to others in a world that emphasizes 'me first''. It's important to know who your social group is, and who has your back...

Kevin J. Howard
Box of Glass is moving into LA!

Awesome news! "Box of Glass" was just selected by the L.A. Sci-Fi & Horror Festival

Wendy Appelbaum

Congrats to you!

Kevin J. Howard

Thank you so much, Wendy!!

Kevin J. Howard

Thank you, Mark Thomas Taylor, Luca Tomassini, Deneuve Brutus, Jimmy Messer and Jason Boyer! I'm so sorry for the long delay in my response. :)...

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Kevin Jackson

Congratulations Kevin J. Howard

Kevin J. Howard

Thank you, Kevin Jackson!!

Russ Gorsline
Lifeboat Nominated for Short Documentary Academy Award

After a lot of hard work, sometimes it pays off. This year instead of making it to the Short List of 10 films, our friend, compatriot and client, Skye Fitzgerald had his latest effort "Lifeboat" get to the list of 5 that are nominated for an Academy Award for Short Documentary. And we did the sound...

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Lifeboat
Lifeboat
Volunteers from a German nonprofit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts, which had set out from Libya, in the middle of the night. Directed and Produced by Skye Fit…
Rutger Oosterhoff

Congrats!

Linwood Bell

Congrats to you all! That's nice to hear, Russ.

Sam Borowski

CONGRATS! My friend won the Oscar for Best Live-Action Short in 2013! Definitely an AMAZING FEELING! Break Legs on February 24th! GOD BLESS and STAY FRESH! <3

Phil Parker

Congrats to you and the whole team. Great work!

Kevin J. Howard
Southern California Screenplay Competition

I'm truly honored to have 5 screenplays as quarterfinalists in the Southern California Screenplay Competition @SoCalScreenplay! Congrats to all the quarterfinalists!

Alana Gerdes

Congratulations, this is amazing!

Kevin J. Howard

Thank you so much, Jerel Damon and Alana Gerdes!!! Very kind of you and I really appreciate it! :)...

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Kevin J. Howard

Thank you, Shellie Schmals!!! :)

Sam Sokolow

Prolific! Way to go, Kevin!

Rebecca Ann Bentley
Him (Short Film) - Beyond the Reel Film Festival Selection

Super excited to announce my short film, Him, will be playing at Beyond the Reel Film Festival in LA tomorrow night! It's the film's first proper live screening (thanks COVID) and I am extremely excited to have been invited to have my work shown at the festival.

Written, directed, produced and edited...

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Beyond the Reel Film Festival: A Film & Entertainment Experience
Beyond the Reel Film Festival: A Film & Entertainment Experience
Eventbrite - Beyond the Reel Film Festival: A Film & Entertainment Experience - Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Thymele Arts 5481 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Find event and ticket information.
Rebecca Ann Bentley

You're welcome Mark Deuce . Happy New Year to you as well!

Marcos Fizzotti

Happy New Year, all the best!

Maurice Vaughan

Happy New Year, Rebecca Ann Bentley and everyone! :D

Rebecca Ann Bentley

Thank you, Marcos and Maurice! It's already 2023 for me here. Happy New Year! I have a feeling 2023 is gonna be a great year for us all :)

Maurice Vaughan

You're welcome, Rebecca Ann Bentley. To a great 2023! :D

Phillip "Uncle Phil" Hardy
Option Deal for Purgatory Station

I'm pleased to announce I've signed a one-year option deal for the horror/thriller Purgatory Station with an actor/director who recently appeared in the Netflix series Inventing Anna.

Cherelynn Baker

So happy for you!

Phillip "Uncle Phil" Hardy

Martin: Having had ten options and right-to-shop deals, I thoroughly understand the objective.

Martin Reese

I wasn't being flippant, Phil. I was just emphasizing that an option is nothing to poo poo. Some think it's basically meaningless. You're just that much closer to the ultimate goal. And congrats on your previous success. You get it.

Phillip "Uncle Phil" Hardy

Richard: The contract I received last week was ridiculous and from a person that doesn't understand the concept of a win-win situation. The deal I signed yesterday was a simple one-page option reviewe...

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Phillip "Uncle Phil" Hardy

Martin:

Thanks for letting me know. I apologize if I miss perceived your intent. There are a lot of "experts" in these forms that spout a lot of bullshit. I've always been an independent thinker, and d...

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Tom Kovacs
Disney Contract

Exciting news, friends! Hard to find the words...

Maurice Vaughan

Congratulations, Tom Kovacs! :D

Sam Sokolow

Congratulations, Tom!! That’s fabulous!

Billy Kwack

Congrats Tom, I'm trying to reach Sony pictures

Marcia McNair

Congrats!

Larry DeGala
Maurice Vaughan

Congrats, Larry DeGala.

Larry DeGala

Thank you so much, Maurice. J.D., and Martin!

Munashe Ziyambi

Congrats

Maurice Vaughan

You're welcome, Larry DeGala.

Cara Rogers

Definite confirmation of your skills. Intriguing title, btw.

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