The Stage 32 Writers' Room is a community of screenwriters, serious about their craft and pursuing a life in the industry, who gather weekly online for inspiring and educational webcasts. Each week, our Stage 32 writing team and industry executives will provide you with a wide variety of actionable information designed not only to help your writing, but to assist in navigating this increasingly complicated business.
Writers' Room webcasts are available live and on-demand. You can interact and build relationships with writers, staff and execs live on camera and through chat, or catch the recording anytime in the Writers' Room Vault on-demand!
Writers' Room members also receive other amazing perks including 10% off all Stage 32 coverage and consulting services, contests entries and writing labs!
Improve Your PitchingLearn to be better in the room. Writers pitch, experts break them down and offer feedback.
Learn from the MastersWe breakdown produced screenplays focusing on a different aspect of writing every webcast.
Industry Advice from Industry ProsWorking executives and you! Timely, actionable and accurate advice, plus Q&A's
Develop Your CraftLet's get you writing! Challenges, table reads, and analysis. Write more, improve with ease.
Stay CurrentA screenwriting newsletter designed to inspire, educate and keep you informed of industry news
Craft & BusinessExclusive to you, learn the ins and outs of the craft & business with Producer Jason Mirch
Writers' Room members also receive 10% off Stage 32 Coverage, Consulting, Contests, Writing Labs & Live Events!
All webcasts are uploaded to the Writers' Room Vault for members to view on-demand.
New webcast added every week! For more details check the upcoming schedule below.
This session was incredibly valuable, since I had the chance to see a variety of pitches in action, and the reactions in the room, to help me better understand what to tackle next in my revision process.
- Angie Walls
Stage 32 presentations are genius at covering what is important and doing so in a way that is inspiring.
I couldn't ask for more.
- Crispin Littlehales
I appreciate the clarity, honesty and overall inspirational tone of the webcasts that you guys provide.
I always leave feeling a little smarter, and slightly less terrified:)
- Denise DaVinci
Alan and Nick are great.
A weekly creative meeting is so motivating as a writer.
- Holly Jurbergs
Just keep it coming guys. I’m so happy to be invited to the Writer’s Room. I truly (finally) feel like I might have a shot in this industry. I’m writing every night after work until 11:00 (or later). Thanks x a billion.
- Sarah Hutchinson
Our hosts are outstanding! Couldn’t ask for better mentors!
I felt it was an incredibly important experience and crucial to further my writing ability.
- Kimberly Evans
Allen did a great job, he was prepared, had perfect visual reference of script and screen. And is the only person I've ever seen correctly cover idiosyncrasies such as spacing and punctuation for cadence.
- Laurie Ashbourne
While pitching last night, it felt like I had two people already in my corner (RB and Allen) which allowed me to go off book and relax. I felt I could open up with Brad more than I would have if it were just a one on one pitch session.
- Michael Rogers
I loved the 'table read' for so many reasons. It makes participation less awkward, along with all the typical benefits of hearing your work read aloud. I will definitely apply all the tips. So excited for the next one!
- Petula Miller
Loved the enthusiasm of the presenter, who painted a clear picture.
I got a lot out of it, especially understanding the difference between managers and agents.
- Christel Janssen
I'm grateful for all the sensible and well-grounded feedback that were given so benevolently.
They will definitely put me on the right track. I realise how lucky I am. Again, a million thanks.
- Suzanne Lutas
Sharp presentation, clarity of thought and the message was well received.
Good job on Action scene selection. Great work Allen and Stage 32.
- Tiago Ferreira
ON CREATING WORLD/RULES - Game of Thrones, Wind River, Peaky Blinders, The Matrix
There's a fine line between introducing a writer to a new world or ruleset and spouting exposition. We’ll break down how writers created the fantasy world of “Game of Thrones”, the frigid winter of WIND RIVER, and the 1919 England of "Peaky Blinders".
November Pitch Tank
In a lively session, writers and/or executives will listen to live pitches and read some written ones as well to help educate the Writers' Room screenwriters on what's working and what's not with a particular pitch
NICHOLAS ROTH - Screenwriter (Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe, American Housewife, Hanky Panky)
Spending his days in US writers rooms & nights working on Chinese films and TV, Writer & Producer Nick Roth has a history of finding unique opportunities to write screenplays. We'll discuss writing in different markets, industry trends, & more + a Q/A!
A TESTAMENT TO CHARACTER - Subtext, Nuance, Character
They say not to speak ill of the dead. What about when the dead speak ill of you? We're challenging you to deftly write a 3 p. scene conveying the nuances of character reactions to getting called out for being exactly who they are, but wish they weren't.
ON HORROR/TENSION - The Babadook, It, The Walking Dead
Writers can't rely on jump-scares and creepy music, so how do screenwriters create tension on the page? We'll take a look at needling suspense of THE BABADOOK, the apocalyptic horror of “The Walking Dead”, and the creeps and chills of IT.
Guest Judge Sam Schifrien
Rosey TV Development Executive, Sam Schifrien, joins our Panel as we listen and read your pitches live to help educate the Writers' Room screenwriters on what is and isn't working in their pitch.
SPENCER ROBINSON - Manager, Art/Work Entertainment
Art/Work Manager Spencer Robinson will discuss the differences between managers and agents, how to grab a manager's attention, working with a manager and what he currently is seeing in the industry. Live Q&A to follow!
ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING - Dialogue, Character, Emotion
One of the common complaints with scripts is on-the-nose writing. This month, we're challenging you to convey a series of emotions without using the actual words (or synonyms - no cheating!).
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