Hello friends and fellow creatives!
Allen here with Stage 32 Happy Writers. We haven’t delivered you all a progress report in a hot minute, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share the amazing successes you all have had since February!
For anyone who doesn’t know, Stage 32 Happy Writers offers script consulting and coverage, pitch sessions, and mentorships with some of the top managers, agents, producers and development executives around the world. ALL of our premium services are completed for feedback and consideration. That means anytime you submit or pitch your script to one of the Execs we bring in, they will evaluate it for feedback and consideration.
We don’t just talk a big game, we deliver on it. Since February we’ve had over 100 requests for script reads leading to 24 meetings, including 2 directly from our coverage services. These writers met with 11 different management, agency, finance and production companies and entertainment law firms including:
Circle of Confusion
Higher Purpose Entertainment
Ramo Law PC
Big Beach Films
And it’s not just local writers breaking in. We’ve seen writers from all over the U.S. and international writers from locations as far as London, Malaysia and Australia. The script genres are just as diverse with scripts from nearly every genre represented, including drama, sci-fi, disaster, horror and more!
But screenwriting isn’t always about requests and meetings. Sometimes, it’s about improving your craft. Our execs are always stoked to hear how they’ve helped our writers improve and we’ve had some great feedback this quarter!
“My script consulting call with Sarah J Cornelius was another winner! She's precise, with an impressive attention to detail, friendly (important!), and has a heightened sense of formatting. All this would mean nothing if she wasn't very articulate too. I feel she improved my screenplay tenfold, if not a hundredfold!”
Don’t be afraid to share your success stories with us. We’re always excited to see you all grow as creatives and land awesome meetings with proven execs from veteran production companies. Never forget that you totally rock! We certainly won’t.
Join us in congratulating your fellow creatives below!
About Allen James Roughton
Allen James Roughton is a screenwriter, reader and development researcher who has consulted on over 100 projects, scripts, books, comics and films and conducted research on life stories, exposés, professions and locations for major production companies. Allen also has a heart for non-profit organizations and has produced promotional videos for the Big Citizen Hub and Healthy Jurupa.
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Hey guys. Well, I thought this day would never come, but my book Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd is now available. Well, the e-book has been available for the last few weeks, but the hard copy was on back order due to what my publisher called “inventory problems”. The good news is that the overwhelming number of pre-sales caused those inventory problems. So for those of you who ordered a copy in advance, you book has either landed or you’ll be receiving it any day now.
Now don’t let the title fool you. Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers is not just for content creators. It’s for actors, screenwriters, cinematographers, crew, producers and anyone looking to build a brand and an army of passionate supporters of that brand.
In this DIY world and with more content being created than ever before, it’s more important than ever that you understand how to find, enlist and move an audience in support of you and your projects. We’ll cover everything you need to know to make that happen with this book, the first ever on film crowdsourcing and one of the few selected to be published under the American Film Market (AFM) Presents banner.
To learn much more about what’s inside the book including the 3 remarkable case studies featured, how many different things you can crowdsource and why crowdsourcing is different from crowdfunding (but why crowdsourcing is the most vital aspect of any successful crowdfunding campaign), please watch the video below.
And to order the book, please check out the links below!
Thank you to all the amazing Stage 32’ers who have taken this two-year journey with me and who checked in from time to time to see if I was still sane. The answer is…mostly.
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This journey has been, and continues to be, all of ours. That said, I'd be extremely grateful if you'd help me get the word out about the book. If you have social media, please post about it. If you have a blog, please write about it. Or, if you have any media outlets that you think would be interested in covering it, please let them know. We're in this together! Thank you.Read More