Angela Molloy is WE tv’s vice president of development, based in the network’s Los Angeles office. She works closely with west coast based production partners and agencies to find fresh new unscripted programming for the network. She is currently an Executive Producer on WE tv series L.A. Hair, Marriage Boot Camp, and Bridezillas. Prior to WE tv, Molloy worked as a production, development and acquisitions executive. She was a freelance showrunner with co-executive producer credits on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles for Bravo, A Sale of Two Cities for HGTV, Extreme Homes for Discovery Channel, and served as the executive producer for Mansion Hunters on Reelz Channel. She also produced a number of pilots and series for a variety of networks including OWN (Life with La Toya), TLC (Maria and Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta), Esquire, A&E, and HGTV (Room Crashers). In 2008, Molloy finished a one-year run with the TLC cable network as a Director of Programming. She took pitches for the network and helped oversee production on a number of new series and event specials including The Miss America Pageant. This marked a return to TLC after Molloy spent four years at the corporate headquarters in Maryland as an acquisitions and development manager. Prior to joining the LA-based TLC team, Molloy was vice president of international at 3Ball Productions. In just over two years, she helped develop and produce Scott Baio is 45…And Single, The Pick Up Artist, and I Know My Kid’s a Star for VH1; and multiple pilots and development projects for Fox, Sci Fi, HGTV, Bravo, Comedy Central, E!, and syndicated shows. She was also the primary liaison with Eyeworks International. Traveling to MIP and other markets, she handled all US development of Eyeworks’ international formats – adapting them for US pitch. She also pitched 3Ball’s US projects in development to Eyeworks territories all over the world. Molloy began her career with WETA-TV, the PBS affiliate and third largest producer of all national PBS programs. Molloy scheduled WETA’s daytime and acquired programming from other PBS stations and independent producers. She also worked at PBS’ headquarters in Alexandria, VA to help launch PBS Online’s Station Relations group. As the senior associate, she created and marketed online integration opportunities to all 349 PBS member stations. Molloy holds a B.A. in Professional Writing and French from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Full Bio »
There is a myth in the television industry right now: more channels mean it’s easier to sell a show, right? WRONG! The diversification of television and the dominance of streaming services over linear cable have made it HARDER to sell unscripted programming. Why? Because there are too many places for the audience to go. In order to get a hit, networks have to become specialized and truly define their brand in order to stand out.
You can no longer just pitch IDEAS to networks. IDEAS are not STORIES and they’re not SERIES. There is a lot more work (research, interviews, and writing) that has to go into a pitch before you can take it to a network. Bomb a pitch and a network might not let you in the door again.
Angela Molloy is one of the original unscripted executives having been in the game since 2001, when it was just getting started. She’s also one of the only executives who has been a network buyer, a production company development executive (seller), and an Executive Producer in the field. In this webinar you’ll learn get an overall sense of the reality landscape and concrete essential tips for how to develop and pitch into it. Sign up today to make sure you don’t get caught with your pants down during a pitch!
Angela Molloy, WE tv
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Learn how to utilize the camera to bring your creative vision to life from an accomplished cinematographer who was shot for Vice Media, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Facebook and more! This Webinar has a 100% Satisfaction Rating! It’s common for creatives to not concern themselves with how cameras work and leave it all to the Director of Photography to understand, but this is at the filmmaker's own peril. Having a fundamental understanding of how exactly the machine you are using to capture images to create your project is crucial, even if you have a trusted DP on your side. And, if you are a creative who is looking to take your first leap into cinematography, it's important you know the fundamentals before you start shooting. Understanding at least the basics will help make sure you can speak the same language as your DP, can give you new ideas as you plan out your shot list and production, and can help you discover new approaches that you might not have even known were possible otherwise. In this exclusive Stage 32 on-demand webinar, Cinematographer Daniel Brothers gives you the rundown much more quickly and for a lot less money than a traditional film school. Daniel Brothers is an accomplished and in-demand cinematographer who has traveled around the world shooting projects for companies like ViceMedia, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Facebook and more. Daniel serves as Director of Photography for Discovery+'s TRIXIE MOTEL and the popular Facebook interview series RED TABLE TALK with Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith and continues to consistently shoot documentaries, feature films, and TV series. He also teaches the art of the camera in schools and works to mentor and support budding cinematographers and is prepared to bring his lessons and perspective to the Stage 32 community. Make sure you know what you’re talking about and have a sense of what each camera is doing before you start your next project. Whether you’re a director, actor, producer, or writer, Daniel will give you the tools and knowledge you need. Praise for Daniel's Teaching: "Wow, what a fantastic webinar. As a filmmaker who knew very little about some of the technical aspects of the camera, I now feel equipped to translate my vision to my DP to make my next film the way I envision it." -- Chris B. "I can't stress enough how important this webinar is for creatives in all facets of the industry. From directors to writers and even actors, it is so important learn HOW the camera works so you can work WITH the camera team to make the best possible product. Daniel is just fantastic." -- Samantha B. "Take this webinar!! If you're a creative looking to be on set in any capacity, this is a must." -- Nicholas M.
Hello Creative Army! Over the last few months, the entire team here at Stage 32 has been working tirelessly to help you stay connected, creative, motivated, and informed. As always, we are committed to bringing you networking opportunities, education and mentoring from top-level industry executives and professionals, and access to decision-makers around the globe all from the safety of your own home. Since the beginning of the quarantine mandates brought about by the spread of COVID-19, I've promised you free education designed not only to keep you inspired and entertained, bit to provide up-to-date, no BS information regarding how the industry is handling business during the better at home orders and give you a glance into what lies ahead. We have brought in top executives in television and animation for state of the industry roundtables, partnered with film festivals to bring you top of the line virtual panels, and even hosted a virtual happy hour and table read, to name just some of our COVID-19 free education initiatives. Every day, the Stage 32 team is on the phone and communicating with industry professionals. Our goal is to have our finger on the pulse of what's happening in the moment. Additionally, since launching Stage 32 Screenings I have had the privilege of speaking with hundreds of entertainment industry creatives and professionals including festival directors, distributors, sales agents, financiers and other executives to get their take on how they're navigating these challenging times. I can think of no better time to host another free AMA (Ask Me Anything) so I can share what I've been hearing and experiencing in my personal creative pursuits and to take your questions on all things craft and business. In June I hosted a new AMA. You brought your questions and energy and I provided a couple of hours of no-holds-barred shop talk. All creatives were welcome to join no matter their profession(s), skill level, or geographical location. We came together for some inspiration, motivation, and community. I had fun spending quality time with you all. As always, registering for my AMA is completely FREE! And the more the merrier, so do invite any of your fellow creative friends and peers to watch. Should any of your contacts not be members of Stage 32 already, you can send them an invite here! If you missed my last few AMA's, you can view them here! Cheers! RB
Only 3 Spots Left! Develop and write your horror feature film screenplay in 8 weeks with expert guidance from Sean Keller, a WGA screenwriter who has written for Blumouse, Hulu, Lionsgate and directors such as Dario Argento, Antoine Fuqua, John Carpenter and more! ***Flexible Learning: if you cannot attend any of the sessions live don't worry - you will be sent the links to the recordings of each session within 48 hours of the live session and you will have direct access to Sean on email to ask him any questions so you can keep up at your own pace and schedule.*** Payment plans available - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details Horror is a consistently hot genre with both theatrical distributors and streamers alike. There is always high demand for horror feature films that can stand alone or be the bedrock of a franchise. Writing a well-crafted horror feature film can move your career forward in a major way. However, it is important that you first have the right story, your characters and format mapped out, and a solid structure to most effectively write your horror screenplay that you can sell. Stage 32 is here to help you write the first draft of your marketable horror feature film screenplay so you can have success in the industry. In this intensive 8-week screenwriting lab, you will work directly with a top horror screenwriter to craft the first draft of your horror feature film screenplay. Guiding you through your horror screenplay development and writing process is Sean Keller. Sean is a screenwriter who has written for directors Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Chelsea Stardust, Antoine Fuqua, Nicolas Winding Refn and more. Sean has written scripts for Blumhouse (ALL THAT WE DESTROY), Lionsgate (BROKEN VOWS), SYFY (MAMMOTH) and sold television series pitches to ABC and Village Roadshow. Sean is an expert in the horror genre and has helped countless writers learn the craft and improve their scripts. Now he is sharing his screenplay development, outlining knowledge, and his pitching strategies exclusively with the Stage 32 community. During this intensive and interactive 8-week lab, you will work in a virtual classroom setting and in one-on-one Zooms with Sean as he guides you through developing, structuring and writing your own horror feature film screenplay. This is a rare opportunity to work closely with a screenwriter who knows how to develop compelling scripts that streamers and studios are looking for. You will work closely with Sean on drafting the right concept, building engaging character descriptions and ultimately writing the first draft of your full feature screenplay. You'll walk away from this 8-week lab with your completed horror feature film screenplay in hand that has been developed with an industry professional. **Throughout the course of this exclusive online lab, you will have direct access to Sean as a mentor by email and via video conferencing to get focused attention on your project.**
Isn't it ironic? In this Breakdown Webcast we discuss Dramatic Irony - when the audience knows more information about the circumstances the characters find themselves in than the characters do themselves. There are actually several different types of "irony" in storytelling and we will be looking at most of them during this packed hour. We will pay special attention to Dramatic Irony which can be used for dramatic, comedic, suspenseful or tragic effect. During this webcast we'll discuss different ways of utilizing dramatic irony and how it effects the emotional connection we have with our characters and the heightened tension and stakes it creates.
A Top Literary Manager Gives You a Guide to a Full-Time Career in Screenwriting The truth is there’s a lot more that goes into being a full-time writer than just writing, and every successful writer working today has learned how to balance the craft with the business. And while each writer’s path to success is unique, it almost always involves building your toolkit, finding the right representation, getting noticed, and networking. These elements do not come easy and are not always self-explanatory. If you’re a writer that’s serious about building a career in this field, it’s crucial to learn how writers have achieved their goals in the past and how you can use the tools at your disposal to pave your own path to success. Ashley Berns is a long-time literary manager who worked at respected management company Circle of Confusion for 15 years before opening his own company, Leigh Hill Management. Over his career Ashley has represented writers and directors including Tony Jaswinski (THE SHALLOWS), Gary Whitta (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY), two time Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker (WASTE LAND), Nicholl Fellowship winners Alisha Brophy & Scott Miles (INSIDE JOB/Netflix), and BAFTA winner Tinge Krishnan (INDUSTRY/HBO). Ashley also serves as executive producer for the Showtime series WORK IN PROGRESS. Over the course of four information-packed on-demand sessions, Ashley will dive deep into the steps you should be taking to build your writing career and the strategies, tips, and advice you can use to find your place in the industry. He will work directly with you in a class setting, focusing on four major aspects of a writer’s career—building your toolkit, finding representation, getting your work and yourself noticed, and networking. If you are a screenwriter with the hopes of writing full-time but aren't sure where to start, start here! PRAISE FOR ASHLEY'S TEACHINGS: Wonderful and insightful class. Great look inside the industry from a manager's perspective, with reference materials too. Blunt and honest but very encouraging. -Darren T. "Ashley was fantastic. I liked his realistic and honest view on the job. We learned about the upsides and the downsides. And that is the part of Ashley's class that I’m most thankful for." -Thomas D.