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Jeffrey Robertson
Script work

I am looking for a screenplay supervisor that can look over my scripts and polish them, they must be industry level with experience. I have a seven episode mini series I would like done. Will pay.

Nick Assunto - Stage32 Script Services

Hi Jeffrey. Stage 32 has a number of script services that might be able to help you out. You can email me at writerhelp@stage32.com if you'd like.

William Martell

This is something that you need to learn how to do yourself.

Most screenwriting is assignment work, and TV is usually staff work where your amazing pilot script gets you a coveted job as a writers ass...

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Emmy Williams
Actor at Nollywood

Hi guys,

I joined S32 for a while, but using this platform seems so difficult to comprehend. Anyone out there to help?

Karen E Ross

Hey, Emmy Williams! I totally understand. There's a lot here! What are you trying to do?

If you're looking for ways to network through the lounges, then I would definitely suggest a couple of blogs I'v...

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Emmy Williams

Thanks Karen. I'll check on these blogs

Abigail Yates

I wish the app was more user friendly, getting my laptop out means I get distracted with all the other things I need to do once I get it out lol. The app simply stopped functioning. My point in saying...

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Ben Gilani
Unforeseen Encounters (The Lugline)

My dear fellow screewriters, what do you think of this logline?

A government secret research facility must find out the connection of a 9-year-old boy with the recent supernatural events.

Your input would be highly appreciated.

Love you all

Ben

Ben Gilani

Hi Tasha, The boy's name is Todd.

Ben Gilani

You mean I should write his name instead of talking about a nine-year-old boy?

Chuck Cox

A secret govt research facility must find a connection between 9 year old Todd, and recent supernatural events.

Ben Gilani

Thank you, Chuck. I like it better.

Ben Gilani

I mean I like yours better, Chuck.

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Phillip "Le Raconteur" Hardy
Who are the screenwriters that helped shape your writing style?

I’m am older screenwriter but I have the advantage of being super prolific one. During my childhood, I was dropped off at the Culver, Meralta and Palms theaters in Culver City every weekend, so my parents could do whatever it was they did back then. Armed with thousands of film and television images...

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Tony S.

@Phillip I'll have to check out THE GREAT. . . I've never seen it.

If TWELVE ANGRY MEN is of interest, the original Westinghouse Studio One live production is worth a look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Richard P. Alvarez

Phillip "Le Raconteur" Hardy The Great Waldo Pepper is an amazing film. I watched again a few years ago. Those flight scenes and 'wing walking' are top notch flying. As a pilot - they blow me away. I...

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Richard P. Alvarez

I'd like to add Ray Bradbury to my list. Both Goldman and Bradbury were novelists turned screenwriters. I think they have always written in a 'cinematic' style - and so were able to make that transition. (F.Scott Fitzgerald and Raymond Chandler as well)

Phillip "Le Raconteur" Hardy

Richard: As a visual writer, Goldman did a superb job capturing those aerial scenes on paper to assist director George Roy Hill in capturing them on film.

Daniel Smith

I learned alot from Michael Mann and Oliver Stone. They helped me understand how to make characters more human and realistic.

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Kenny Daniel
Who wants to shoot in Africa

Hey friends, Africa is a place were great films has been shot lately, with its low cost of shooting, it is easy for a film maker to produce a classic project there at a very low cost. Anybody ready to partner or co produce in Africa can DM me.

Karen E Ross

Hey, Kenny Daniel - My name is Kay, I'm the Community Manager. Welcome to Stage 32! Please edit your profile name so that it is your name (the name of the individual typing), not your company name. Ot...

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Kenny Daniel

Ok thanks. Will get it fixed

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Thom Reese
Requested

Hi all, I got some cool news from Jason Mirch yesterday. My screenplay, The Problem with Plums, has been requested by both Untitled Entertainment and Dashon Productions. This came after getting a double recommend on my script coverage. Stage 32 got the word out, so thanks, Jason, and Nick, and your team!

Phil Clarke

Excellent news, Thom.

Erick Freitas

GREAT! Motivating. Love reading a post like this in the morning...

Thom Reese

Thanks, all! I really do appreciate your support!

Tasha Lewis

Congratulations and I pray that one or both go with it!

Louisa Kendrick Burton

Congratulations!!!

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Steven Buckner
Greetings filmmakers/directors

Hello everyone, 

Someone had suggested that I try to get out more often. I'm a freelance composer and looking to collaborate with filmmakers. I live in Santa Monica CA now and have my own studio. I'm in the midst of releasing my self produced album titled The Osiris Project. I would love to hear your...

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Vladislav Savvateev

Awesome!

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Very nice.

Bruce Radek

Excellent and enhances the film

Abigail Yates

Lovely.

Debbie Croysdale

@Steven Thanks for share. Pleasantly surprised, so relaxing to watch. Intriguing space shuttles and sky then guy looks out of window like we all do in hotels or home. ( DOP must have been in plane at some points.) Kinda trance meditational.

Catarina S. César
Animation adaptations

Hi everybody, I have a question regarding authorship, credit. Let me know if this ever happened to you: so, some months ago I was approached by a writer who wrote a 14-pages children's book about 2 animals fighting over a jungle and being then dominated by men. It's self published on Amazon. I wrote...

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Debbie Croysdale

Hi @Catarina This can be a dicey and seedy industry with regards to who gets paid for what and this person approached you personally. (Not like you went looking for them in an interview/pitch.) You ob...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai

In addition to what I aid above... you wrote it, you own it. If he doesn't want to credit you as writer, don't let him use it. He can't use even a phrase in that work without breaching copyright.

Carl Crosby

take a look at this site it might help. https://www.raindance.org/10-rules-of-copyright-for-screenwriters/

and

https://www.copyright.gov/video/script.html...

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Richard P. Alvarez

Catarina's bio says she's based in Lisbon, Portugal. Copyright laws vary from country to country - and even from treaty to treaty between countries. She doesn't list where the author of the book is lo...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Richard P. Alvarez Portugal is a signatory to the Berne Convention. She's probably in a stronger position than she would be in the US, which has far weaker copyright laws not having been a signatory u...

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Jaime Furda
Expanding a Short Film

Hello! Hope y'all are having an excellent week (or as excellent as one can have in times of COVID).

I'm just getting into screenwriting after spending a handful of years in the mental health field, and I've recently finished the first draft of a short animated film that I'd love to expand into a feat...

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Barry John Terblanche

Its your story that only you know what best to do with it - does it really need expanding? If so... Just let your writing juices flow--

Phil Clarke

If you do want to expand a short into a feature, then you should look at other ways in which you can tackle your story's message without going too much of on a tangent. Appropriate subplots and suppor...

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Kiril Maksimoski

I had a situation on contrary....few scripts I intended to write in feature length format ended up being short :) Anyway, Jaime Furda why don't you try get it filmed as a short movie? If it gains succ...

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Tasha Lewis

Welcome! Your skill set is much needed in today's new normal!

Dan MaxXx

I’d suggest to finish one thing at a time - finish meaning from paper idea to rewrites to production to screening for an audience. Finish the short.

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Trevor Brewis
Trev

Hi I'm Trev from the UK, been on Stage 32 for quite sometime but not really used the platform until now. As you will gather I'm a musician who likes to delve into the world of video and I'm looking for critique and suggestions on how to improve my filming technique whilst helping promote some of the projects I'm involved with.......

Thom Reese

Nice to meet you, Trevor!

Trevor Brewis

And you Thom!

Tasha Lewis

Welcome! See Stage 32 Blog and Lounges!

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Chelsea Rivera
Hello From Actor/Writer Chelsea Rivera

Hey All! I have been on Stage32 for a couple of years now but haven't really engaged much. Diving in now because this pandemic and the quarantine life has not been ideal for meeting new people and my dog is sick of me trying to strike up meaningful conversation with her.

I am an actor and writer bas...

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Karen E Ross

Hey, Chelsea Rivera! My name is Kay, I'm the Community Manager here at Stage32. It's funny, I have you as "in-network", but I don't recall meeting you. But it's nice to meet you again!

I can relate -...

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Harry Dzumhur

Hi Chelsea, Nice to meet you. Yes, this Corona epidemic has changed the world as we know it. I have also abandoned a short movie project about Alzheimer due to the Corona crisis . Like you I am an act...

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John Ellis

Hey, Chelsea! Not an actor, but if you need advice about writing, I'm happy to put in my two cents'!

Thom Reese

Welcome, Chelsea!!

Tasha Lewis

Welcome!

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