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Hello all. I'm a writer on the west side of Los Angeles looking for a few fellow screenwriters on this side of the 405 to get together with once a week for social and career support purposes. We all know that writing can be a bit of an isolating endeavor. I'm looking for 4 or 5 up-and-coming screenwriters — feature, television, short films or the web — who have written more than one script and who would like to get together regularly. I'm picturing a few hours a week to sit at various coffee shops or bars (whichever the group prefers) and talk socially about our week both personally and professionally. Professionally, we would of course take turns submitting things for review and discussion but also we would discuss submission and networking strategies, both successful and not, and likely the industry in general. Whatever we find pertinent or happen to wind up on after a series of amusing tangents. Also, knowing writers, I'm betting discussions concerning movies, television and favorite books would find their way into our conversations as well. Personally, just a weekly checking in and catching up. A nice — and hopefully lasting — social circle to be a part of as we live our lives here in Los Angeles. Just much closer to the beach than all those fools living east of the freeway. If you're interested, add me to your network and message me here at Stage32. We can exchange email addresses and talk. I look forward to hearing from everyone who's interested. Addendum: Ignore the Meetup Date/time. It's a default setting. We would decide the schedule.
Whether you are actively writing, or one of those people who are always planning to start, one thing's for sure- you need a location. Can you write at home, work, or anywhere opportunity lends itself? Yes, but often those places are filled with distractions that strangle the imagination and breed procrastination. If you are looking for a serene location, with likeminded creatives, join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo at the SJS monthly Writers Refuge at the McCowan Memorial Library from 6:45-8:30pm.
Please join us on Friday May 25th for the midnight showing (night of Thursday May 24th, Time TBA) of Solo: A Star Wars Story at the AMC Deptford 8 in Deptford, NJ. After the movie, we will discuss the film over food and drinks at a nearby restaurant. Please note, this theater has reserved seating and often sells out in advance. Please try to purchase your tickets online as soon as possible.This is a great opportunity to network and get to know your fellow writers and filmmakers in a fun and casual setting. Additionally, it is common practice among industry pros to see movies in the theater on opening weekends to gauge the audience's reaction. After the movie we will spend time evaluating the storyline and the movie's overall success, or lack there of. Everyone is welcome, including member's guests. Look for us in the lobby after the movie ends.
From screenings to networking, from foreign sales agents to distributors, to navigating the international market, join us on Tuesday May 22 at 7pm in the McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman, NJ and learn all the ins and outs of the world's most prestigious film festival- Cannes. Fresh off the French Riviera, Lisa will recap her adventures at the Cannes Film Festival, where her mystery thriller Dead Water was an Official Selection and a semifinalist, and at the Marche du Film, where she was accepted into the Producer's Workshop.
The next Meetup is the 16th of May, 2018. We are meeting again at Rio Mambos. The manager would like a number for all those going to show up so he can make the space available for us. I have to call him back Monday to confirm the seats required. Last meeting he had double reserved the space for us and a larger group. He honored the reservation for us, but when he has to seat a larger group around the bar, it makes it harder for him and the servers. So, if you can let me know by Monday if you are planning to attend. We may need to change locations again and days for the meetings. We will talk about it at the meeting to see what works better for everyone. I look forward to seeing all of you at the meeting. RSVP, please.
****IMPORTANT: Venue has changed, see new venue**** ***Please note: the correct party time is 5pm local time in Cannes*** Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Richard "RB" Botto would like to welcome all Stage 32 members who are in Cannes this year to a the official Stage 32 meetup. The party takes place Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Come network with other Stage 32 members who have films screening and meet Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Richard "RB" Botto and Stage 32 Managing Director, Amanda Toney. If you have a film at Cannes, please let us know about it in the comments section below. We hope you will join us! Date: Thursday, May 10 2018 Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Le Bar à Vin, 10 Rue Marceau, 06400 Cannes, France (more info) - ***this is the new location Event: Stage 32 Meetup Open to Stage 32 members and their guests, cash bar, light snacks available.
SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday May 3rd. 7pm. Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas. 1000 W Olympic Blvd. http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/losangelesfilmfestival.html 1st ACT - Showcase of the best of COMEDY Short Films. 2nd ACT - Showcase of the best of EXPERIMENTAL & ANIMATION Short Films. All multiple award winning short films. The best films from around the world in the last year! Must see festival for any film fan, while maintaining our audience feedback format. This is the festival where the audience is the main character. Check out the program page and to RSVP your tickets by emailing the festival on the program page, or simply emailing the festival at firstname.lastname@example.org and stating the # of tickets you require. You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card. Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.
When Juan Robles left to teach overseas we stopped having the Friday Filmmakers Coffee Networking in Las Cruces. This networking opportunity is like the Coffee Days at Beck's Coffee. All creatives from Stage32 are welcome to attend. Bring a friend, they do not need to be a member of stage32 to network with us. Bring your business cards and tell us what projects you have happening or about to happen. April 28th, 2018 from 11:00am-2:00pm. 2601 West Hadley Ave. Las Cruces, NM.
Please join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo on Wednesday April 25th from 6:45pm-8:45pm at the McCowan Memorial Library for a table read and critique. Please bring a short scene with you to share with the group, or just come to critique.
Come and hang out with Stage32ers in NYC or attending Tribeca. There will be great people (including Stage 32's Web Developer Extraordinaire Tomasz Mieczkowski), appetizers, and a cash bar.Bring your business cards and get ready to network!